Dr. Geoffrey Hubona
"Technology is ubiquitous. An M.S. in Information Science is valuable in many professional occupations today."
- Ph.D. Information Systems and Decision Sciences – University of South Florida, 1993
- M.A. Economics – University of South Florida, 1990
- MBA Financial Management – George Mason University, 1979
- B.A. Sociology – George Mason University, 1975
- B.A. Psychology – University of Virginia, 1972
I have held full-time tenure-track and tenured assistant and associate professor faculty positions at four major state universities in the United States since 1993. In previous academic faculty positions, I taught dozens of various statistics, business information systems and computer science courses to undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. students.
In which online degree program do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
MIS 5330: Advanced Programming
What types of projects and work do you typically assign for these courses?
What do you want students in your courses to learn? What are the learning outcomes or objectives?
Some course learning objectives for MIS 5330 include:
- Demonstrate the ability to write lines of R code that meet specific requirements
- Demonstrate an ability to manipulate different data structures in R
- Write user-defined R functions and programs that meet specific requirements
- Successfully model written descriptions of R simulation functions
- Apply data science functions in R, including decision trees and random forests
What advice would you give to those considering this online program?
Persevere. It will be worth the effort.
How can this degree help students prepare for the challenges of the field?
Information Technology (IT) pervades our personal and professional lives. Formal education in IT can help you jump start many professional careers.
What is the value of this degree?
Technology is ubiquitous. An M.S. in Information Science is valuable in many professional occupations today.
Why did you start teaching?
I became interested in teaching at an early age. I have been teaching in universities since earning my Ph.D.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.
I worked in the IT industry around Washington, D.C., for years before I earned my Ph.D. and began a university teaching career.