Bill Rosener, Ph.D.
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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:
Android application development, Web programming, Web site design, and computer graphics

Education:
UT   University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Doctor of Philosophy, August 1994
Major: Computer Science

UT   University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Masters of Science, May 1990
Major: Computer Science

ISU   Iowa State University, Ames
Bachelor of Science, May 1987
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Speech Communication

Professional Experience:
    August 1997 - present:
Professor, College of Business and Technology, Northeastern State University.
  • Advised students within the IS major.
  • Served as webmaster for the IS website
  • Served as webmaster for the College of Business and Technology website.
  • Developed an E-Commerce track within the IS major.
  • Assisted in redesigning the IS course sequence.
  • Developed an outcomes-based assessment for the IS major.
  • Participated in numerous Campus Connections programs.
  • Sponsored the IS club - Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).
  • Represented the Department of Information Systems in the "Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education: Business Program Review."
  • Taught courses in the following areas:
    • Android application development (Java, XML)
    • Web programming (PHP, ASP, Javascript)
    • Website design and management
    • Fundamentals of computer usage
    • Visual Basic
    • Business communications
    • Introduction to Flash (ActionScript) and HTML 5.0
    • Introduction to 3D Modeling (SketchUp)

    Summer 1995 - summer 1997:
Research Associate, Innovative Technologies Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Served as Webmaster for the University of Tennessee. Made the UTK homepages an organized, attractive, and resourceful website by (1) making the entire UTK Web space searchable, (2) designing advanced computer graphics and zooming maps, (3) adding audio and QuickTime movies, (4) developing numerous interactive Web-based applications, (5) creating a functional interface with a consistent look and feel, and (6) creating several slide shows that allowed visitors to take a pictorial stroll of the UTK campus.

Conducted seminars and workshops to help faculty, staff, and students develop personal and departmental websites. These seminars covered the basic elements involved in developing a well-designed website such as: designing the flow of information, selecting content, laying out text and graphics, making the site searchable, using images and tables, incorporating CGI scripts, displaying usage statistics, marketing and announcing the site, and improving the download time.

Designed and developed a scheduling and calendar package (SCOUT) for the University of Tennessee. This system allowed users to electronically access and modify their calendars using a World-Wide Web browser.

    Fall 1993 - summer 1995:
Graduate Research Assistant, Office of Research, University of Tennessee. Developed and designed the Faculty Information Service (FIS). This World-Wide Web application allowed users to browse and search detailed professional information on over 900 faculty at UTK. This system helped the University better understand and manage its resources by providing profiles of faculty accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.

Designed and developed the Business/Industry Tracking System (BITS). This database application helped monitor partnerships between the University of Tennessee and outside industry. This system proved invaluable to UTK in maintaining and establishing new partnerships, tracking critical information, and matching interests between UTK faculty and outside companies.

Designed and developed the Document Tracking System (DTS). This database application is used to monitor official documents as they flow through the Office of Research. This system has been instrumental in helping this office determine delays and in answering questions concerning the status of grants and contracts as they become approved.

Maintained the World-Wide Web server for the Office of Research. Responsibilities included converting documents into HTML, developing graphics, summarizing accesses, and electronically indexing information.

    1987-1993:
Graduate Teaching /Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Tennessee. Teaching responsibilities included preparing classroom lectures and exams, grading, assisting students, and holding office hours. Research responsibilities involved creating a mail facility package called the Numerical Analysts Net (NA-NET) and a graphical user interface to the Networked Library (Netlib). The NA-NET is a system developed to serve the community of numerical analysts and other researchers. Netlib is a repository of freely available software and documents of interest to the numerical and scientific communities.

    1986:
Systems Programmer, United States Department of Energy, Ames, Iowa. Scientific Computer Services Group. Converted an information retrieval program from an IBM to a VAX system. Responsible for regular backup on microcomputers and mainframes.


Scholarly Publications:
  • Dr. Bill Rosener and Dr. Mai Anh Vu Tran, "Statistical Comparison of WordPress and Weebly”, Tulsa Research Day, Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 10, 2017.
  • "MS Word vs MS Publisher: Which is better for Desktop Publishing (DTP)”, Oklahoma Research Day, Enid, Oklahoma, March 3, 2017.
  • "Comparison of Adobe Photoshop and GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)”, Oklahoma Research Day, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, March 11, 2016.
  • "Comparison of Website Creation Platforms: Weebly.com and Wix.com”, Oklahoma Research Day, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, March 13, 2015.
  • "3D Modeling Programs: Comparison of SketchUp and Blender", The 12th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2014, July 15-18, 2014, Orlando, Florida
  • "Developing Android Applications: Case Study of Course Design", The 10th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2012, July 17-20, 2012, Orlando, Florida
  • Bill Rosener and Ernst Bekkering, "Comparison of User Interfaces Options for Android Smart Phone Apps", "The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference”, July 25-28, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • "Comparison Of Search Tools: Can Your Students Easily Search Through All Your Course Content", 2010 Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, April 8-9, 2010, Broken Arrow, OK.
  • Bill Rosener and Ernst Bekkering, "Comparison of Methods for Creating Software-Based Instructional Materials and What Students Prefer", 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, June 12-15, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Bill Rosener, Ernst Bekkering, Dan Hutchinson, "Using Remote Desktop Technologies for Virtual Office Hours," The Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, April 1-3, 2009.

  • Bill Rosener, Ernst Bekkering, Dan Hutchison, "User Acceptance of Remote Desktop Applications", SWDSI Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, February 24-26, 2009.

  • "Search Engine Optimization," 25th Annual Southwest Business Symposium, Edmond, Oklahoma, March 27-28, 2008.

  • "Secrets to Driving More Traffic to Your Website," The Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, April 9-11, 2008.

  • "Comparison of Web-based Graphics: Formats and Compatibility Issues," The 2006 Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, Tahlequah, OK, April 20, 2006.

  • "Creating and Reading RSS Newsfeeds," The 2005 Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, Tahlequah, OK, April 4, 2005.

  • "Developing Advanced Web Applications Using PHP," The Society of Business, Industry, and Economics, Sixth Annual Conference, Branson, MO, April 4-7, 2004.

  • "Overview of Web Traffic Analysis Software," 20th Annual Southwest Business Symposium, Edmond, Oklahoma, April 17-18, 2003.

  • "Traffic Building Strategies for Web Sites," 2002 Annual Conference: Southwest Council of Business Schools and Programs, Wichita Falls, Texas, January 30 - February 1, 2002.

  • "Implementing Browser Constraints Using Dynamic HTML," Eighteenth Annual Southwest Business Symposium, Edmond, Oklahoma, April 19-20, 2001.

  • "The Importance of Intranet Search Engines and Techniques to Improve Search Results," Seventeenth Annual Southwest Business Symposium, Edmond, Oklahoma, April 20-21, 2000.

  • "Programming Language Considerations for Teaching Computer Courses: Consider Visual Basic," Seventh National Integration of Academic and Technical Education Conference, June 28 - July 1, 1999, Beaver Creek Colorado.

  • "How to Simplify Web Site Maintenance," Connecting Classrooms Communities and Careers, Sixth National Integration of Academic and Technical Education Conference, June 28 - July 1, 1998, Beaver Creek Colorado.

  • "Using the World Wide Web to Overcome Barriers to Post- secondary Education," Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, ConnXtions, Kansas City, Missouri, June 12-15, 1998. With Donna Wood.

  • "Productivity Tools for Creating Web-Based Presentations," Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, World Conference 97 of the WWW, Internet, and Intranet, (WebNet 97), October 31 - November 5, 1997, Toronto, Canada. With John Rose and Julie Little-McGill.

  • "An Overview of Information Technology and How to Promote Its Adoption," Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE97), 8th International Conference, April 1-5, 1997, Orlando, Florida.

  • "Web Interfaces: The Benefits and Challenges Encountered in Developing Web-based Interfaces," Second Australian World Wide Web Conference, AusWeb96, July 7-9, 1996, Gold Coast, Australia.

  • "The WebSCOUT Resource Discovery and Presentation System for the World-Wide Web," American Society for Information Science (ASIS), 1996 Mid-Year Conference, San Diego, CA, May 20-22, 1996.

  • "Integrating Multi-way and Structural Constraints into Spreadsheet Programming" Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1994.
    Advisor: Dr. Vander Zanden


Popular Writing:
  • "Wood Orientation in Specific Situations", More WoodTurning Magazine, June 2016.
  • "Test Your Knowledge: Sharping", More WoodTurning Magazine, June 2016.
  • "Wood Orientation", More WoodTurning Magazine, May 2016.
  • "Test Your Knowledge: Sanding on the Lathe", More WoodTurning Magazine, May 2016.
  • "Test Your Knowledge: Glue and Adhesives", More WoodTurning Magazine, April 2016.
  • "Test Your Knowledge: Dust Management", More WoodTurning Magazine, March 2016.
  • "Mark Your Pen Bushings", American Woodturner, April 2015.
  • "Foldable Truck Crane", Successful Farming, January 2015, Idea of the Month, $2,500.
  • "Members' Gallery," American Woodturner, December 2014.
  • "Compact Shop Works Big," Progressive Farmer, Great Shop Contest, pages 20-24, December 2014.
  • "Turning Inspiration from a Grand Piano," The Highland Woodturner, November 2014, No. 44.
  • "Adding Handles to Your Bowls", SouthWest Association of Turners, pages 98-102, August 2014.
  • "Truck Crane: An Easy Way to Raise the Grain," American Woodturner, April 2014.
  • "Water Tank Filler," Successful Farming, May 2013, Idea of the Month, $200.
  • "Support Arms for Drill Press," Successful Farming, February 2010, Idea of the Month, $2,500.
  • "A Small Greenhouse from a Bus Stop Shelter," Mother Earth News, July 9, 2009.
  • Safely Out of Range, Farm and Ranch Living, February/March 2002, p. 64.

  • Angled Workbench, Progressive Farmer, (Editor's Choice), Januay 2000, page 60.

  • Tandem and Family Cycling, Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) 1997, pages 24-26, winter 1997.

  • Songs


Grants:
  • Travel grant to attend and present at "The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference", July 25-28, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii. $1000.00.
  • Travel grant to attend and present at "9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business", June 12-15, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii. $1000.00


Electronic Articles:
"News Flash from the UTK Webmaster," University of Tennessee, monthly digest, e-mail circulation: over 500, 1995-1997.


Course Work:
Advanced graduate courses taken in the following areas:
  • Databases
  • Computer Graphics
  • Interactive Computer Interfaces
  • Software Engineering
  • Networking

Online Educator Certification Course, NSU, completed September 2013.


Honors and Professional Affiliations:
Association for Computing Machinery
Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) – faculty sponsor.
American Association of WoodTurners