Arthur Charles Jones

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Associate Teaching Professor

Department Supply Chain & Information Systems
Office Address 464 Business Building
Phone Number 814-865-3923
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Ph D, Pennsylvania State University, 2010

MS, Pennsylvania State University, 2004

BS, Management Science and Information Systems, Pennsylvania State University, 2000

Courses Taught

MIS 204 – Intro Bus Inf Sys (3)
Introduction to the use of information systems in business organizations. MIS 204 Introduction to Business Information Systems (3) Introduction to Business Information Systems is an applications-oriented course that provides an overview of (1) the role of information systems in business process design, (2) the current technologies used for obtaining, storing, and communicating information in support of operations and decision-making within a business organization, and (3) the concepts and principles for programming, developing, and using popular spreadsheet and database tools. Applications focus on important problems and issues found in business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain operations, and general management.The evaluation of students will be based on tests, programming projects, and hands-on exercises. This course is a prescribed course for Smeal Business students. M I S 204 will be offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters, and enrollment per annum of approximately 1, 200 students.

HPA 855 – Info Sys Hlth Adm (3)
Foundations of information systems for supporting clinical services, quality improvement, and administrative functions in health services management.

MIS 432 – Bus Inf Sys Anal (3)
The analysis of business information systems and the requirements specifications of redesigned systems. MIS 432 Business Information System Analysis (3) Business Information Systems Analysis introduces concepts underlying computer based information systems development. The course focuses on object-oriented concepts, project management and principles of systems development using standard UML diagram methodologies. The course develops a solid understanding of information systems development through the analysis of current information systems and the requirement specifications of a redesigned system, and also provides significant hands on experience using current technologies.After completing this course, the student should have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be able to: • define and document an existing information system; • analyze an existing information system and specify the requirements for a replacement system; • use a specific Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool to assist in Systems Analysis; • understand alternative approaches to systems development; • understand the purpose, context and commonly expected “deliverables” of systems analysis and • create a substantial project and prepare a professional reportThe evaluation of students will be based on tests, lab work, and homework. This is a prescribed course for the M I S major and a support-of-major course for Smeal students M I S 432 will be offered in the fall and spring semesters in sections ranging from 25 to 40 students.

MIS 496 – Indep Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

PSU 006 – Bus 1st-Yr Smr (1)
Facilitate student's adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life. PSU 006 First Year Seminar in Business Administration (1-3 credits) This course is designed to assist students in examining several areas of the college transition: awareness of self and others; career exploration; majors offered in the Smeal College; and current issues in business. The skills learned in this course will be presented as life-long skills, applicable in the university setting and the corporate environment. The nature of the course requires cooperation, participation, and interaction. This course facilitates learning through experience, lectures and class discussion.The course contains assignments dealing with: 1). Leadership 2). Ethics 3). Celebrating Diversity 4). Diversity in the Workplace 5). Community Service 6). Major and Career Exploration 7). Time Management and Goal Setting 8). Business Case Study

SCM 496 – Indep Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.

IST 301 – Information and Organizations (3)
Overview of organizational structures and functions. Includes information processing and analytic perspectives of organizations.

MIS 390 – Information Systems Management and Applications (3)
Specification, design and implementation of information systems directed at aiding decision making in organizations.

IST 220 – Networking and Telecommunications (3)
Introduction to digital network topologies; transmission media, signal modulation, digital packet switching and routing, systems integration, communications management, and security.

IST 210 – Organization of Data (4)
Introduction to concept of databases including the storage, manipulation, evaluation, and display of data and related issues.

Selected Publications

Jones A., "A Segmented Abstraction Hierarchy Model for Business Process Modeling." 2016
Jones A., "Intermodal Interfaces." Invited