Steven B Sawyer
Associate Dean for Research
Director, PhD Program
Steven Sawyer--Curriculum Vitae
Steve Sawyer conducts research in the social informatics tradition with particular attention to the ways in which people organize to work together and use information and communication technologies.
Sawyer leads courses that focus student’s attention to the design, development and implementation of information systems, managing projects and systems, and to the roles of information and communication technologies relative to organizational and social change.
1995 D.B.A. Management Information Systems, Boston University
1989 M.S. Management Information Systems, Boston University
1986 M.S. Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island
1982 B.S. Marine Transportation, The United States Merchant Marine Academy (with honors)
Steve's research focuses on the design, development, deployment and uses of information technologies and new forms of information-sharing systems. He pursues this work in the social informatics tradition, focusing on social practices, collective action, the roles and functions of the technologies and systems of information sharing, and the institutional contexts in which these happen.
Current research projects include:
Distributed scientific collaboration
Nomadic work and infrastructural competency
Prior research projects include:
Information sharing in policing and public-safety
Uses of information and communication technologies in real estate
Information sharing and innovation networks (through both formal and informal organizing)
Steve continues to advance the social informatics (and, more broadly, socio-technical principles for studying information and communication technologies) through his writings and scholarly activism.
Sawyer's approach to teaching is constructivist and relies on problem-based learning principles. This approach challenges the students and invigorates the learning experience.
Sawyer leads courses for undergraduates, professional masters, executive education and doctoral students. Course topics include systems analysis and design, project-based activities, and managing information-based organizations. For research-oriented students, Sawyer leads seminars on information systems, social informatics/ socio-technical theories. and research methods. Sawyer's executive education courses focus on strategic and tactical opportunities relative to emerging technologies.
Sawyer is a senior editor for the Journal of Information Technology, on the editorial boards of The Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology and The Information Society.
He chairs a working group on computers and work for the International Federation of Information Processing.
Sawyer is working with a growing consortium of scholars to advance the science of socio-technical systems.
Sawyer enjoys his family, sporting, fitness, and doing these in the four seasons that Central New York showcases so magnificently.
|Fall 2014||IST810||M001||Practicum in Research||
|Fall 2014||IST840||M001||Practicum in Teaching||
|Fall 2014||IST800||M001||Foundation ProSeminar: Int Inf||
|Spring 2014||IST830||M001||Seminar in Info Systems||
|Fall 2013||IST810||M001||Practicum in Research||
|Fall 2013||IST840||M001||Practicum in Teaching||
|Fall 2013||IST800||M001||Foundation Proseminar: Int Inf||
|Spring 2013||IST810||M001||Practicum in Research||
|Spring 2013||IST840||M001||Practicum in Teaching||
|Fall 2012||IST810||M001||Practicum in Research||
|Fall 2012||IST840||M001||Practicum in Teaching||
|Fall 2012||IST880||M001||Intensive Seminar||
|Spring 2012||IST614||M001||Mngmt Prncpls for Info Profess|
|Fall 2011||IST614||M001||Mngmt Prncpls for Info Profess||
|Spring 2011||IST614||M001||Mngmt Prncpls for Info Profess||
|Fall 2010||IST614||M001||Mngmt Prncpls for Info Profess||
|Fall 2010||IST445||M003||Managing Info Systems Projects||
|Spring 2010||IST614||M001||Mngmt Prncpls for Info Profess||
|Spring 2010||IST466||M001||Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech||
|Fall 2009||IST466||M001||Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech||
|Fall 2009||IST101||M003||Freshman Forum||
|Fall 2009||IST990||M003||Independent Study||
|Fall 2009||IST990||M007||Independent Study||
|Spring 2009||IST614||M001||Mngmt Prncpls for Info Profess||
|Spring 2009||IST466||M001||Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech||