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Dr. Jeff Cummings

Dr. Jeff Cummings, Associate Professor

"From the programming course, I expect students to leave the course with a fundamental understanding of programming that can be applied to not only the language covered in the course, but transferable to other programming languages within the analytics field."


Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. in Information Systems – Indiana University, 2012
  • MBA – Texas Tech University, 2001
  • BBA in Management Information Systems – Texas Tech University, 2000

Career Highlights

  • Received tenure, 2017
  • Gordon Hurlbert Faculty Fellowship, 2015-present
  • EDSIGCON Best Paper Award, 2016
  • Discere Aude Teaching Award, 2015
  • UNCW Cameron School of Business Summer Research Grant, 2013 - 2015
  • Finalist for UNCW Cahill Research Grant Award, 2014
  • IU DSA Associate Instructor of the Year, 2011

In which online programs do you teach?

M.S. in Business Analytics

Which class do you teach online?

MIS 503 - Programming for Analytics

What types of projects can online students expect in your courses?

My approach to online courses is to encourage interaction among students and faculty; which may include discussion boards, group projects, and quizzes which focus on conceptual understanding of the topic.

What do you want students to learn in these courses?
What is the expected learning outcome?

From the programming course, I expect students to leave with a fundamental understanding of programming that can be applied to not only the language covered in the course, but transferable to other programming languages within the analytics field.

Why did you start teaching?

I always had an interest in teaching ever since attending college at Texas Tech University. After spending a number of years in the energy industry, I decided to go back for my doctorate in Information Systems.

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