Professor of Information Systems         College of Business Administration         University of Missouri - St. Louis
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MW 11 am - 12:15 pm
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Office Hours: MW 12:30 - 1 pm, M 4:30-5:30 pm, or by scheduled appointment. Please e-mail me for an appointment.

If you are interested in having me sponsor an internship/co-op, please read my requirements. You must also complete paperwork with the Internship Coordinator, Mrs. Gilbertson.

Are you interested in Management? Look at Col. Colin Powell's Leadership Primer.

Recent Talks
  • October, 2015 GS 6350: Women and Computing
  • August, 2015 AspireIT: The Future of Computing Depends on YOU!
  • June, 2013 Xtreme IT! 2013: Creating Games
  • April 2012 Mocha Moms: Preparing Your Child for the 21st Century -- Safely Using the Internet
  • February 2012 Blacks in Government Social Networking Talk
  • August 2011 Business and Breakfast talk on Social Networking
  • June 2011 CS4HS Conference at McKendree University: "The Future of Computing May Depend on You!"
  • April 2010 Alumni Weekend's Classes without Exams: Social Networking 101: The Fundamentals of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Celebrating Women Conference in Spring 2011: Social Networking
  • I spoke to KMOV news about Google's tracing of the influenza virus and the implications for our privacy. Check it out!. You might also check out the interviews about Scam Baiting, Computer Hackers, the Conflicker Worm, and fake antivirus software alerts, geotagging of photographcs, and social media background checks.

    In April 2013, I was interviewed by Fox News about computer security: Contact 2: Schnuck's Cyber Atack

    In 2013, I was interviewed by the St. Louis Beacon: Email may be waning in business world; too slow for 20-somethings.

    In the Fall, 2006, I spoke at the Focus on Teaching and Technology regarding my use of technology in class. The slides from that presentation are available for viewing.

    Have you heard Colbert's Commencement Address at Northwestern University, his alma mater (and mine).

    What language, according to the industry analysts, processes 70% of the world's data (in finance and insurance over 95%), whose over 30,000,000,000 (that's not a typo, thirty billion) transactions daily - representing 83% of the transactions worldwide is in production at well over 98% of the Fortune 500 (including the entire Fortune 100)? ANSWER: COBOL! Check out the COBOL Café.

    In Fall, 2005, Bill Gates visited a number of universities and discussed innovation and breakthrough technologies as well as new opportunities for technology to improve our personal lives and the way we work and collaborate. He also spoke about why careers in technology are exciting, rewarding and vitally important. You can read the transcript of his speechs from Or listen to an on-demand webcast of his speech at Columbia University at It is worth listening to what he has to say about the future of our profession.

    I have consolidated all of my Internet and other general computer-topic pages into one site. This includes links to my HTML Primer, the Faculty Support Pages created by my Web Studio class, and other new materials. Check it out! Or, you might want to look at the module that I completed for the Small Business Institute on Technology Issues for eCommerce.

    Do you want to know what a technical term means? Check out Webopedia!


      Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
    -- Henry A. Kissinger

    Dr. Sauter in a tree

    Bring on the Adventure!   Read (or listen to) what Wendy Chamberlin, former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, said to the Northwestern University graduating class of 2003. Chamberlin is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, and was serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan at the time of the September 11 terrorist attacks. She currently heads the Bureau for Asia and the Near East of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and is coordinating the agency's redevelopment efforts in Iraq.

    Cultivate Empathy!   Barack Obama, Senator from Illinois, addressed the 2006 graduating class at Northwestern University on June 19. In that talk, he cited lessons learned and challenged the new graduates to cultivate empathy, challenge themselves, and persevere. These are lessons about which we can all be reminded.

    Learn about Successful People: What is it that makes some people capable of reaching the pinnacle of success, while others, just as (or more) intelligent, remain middle managers throughout their careers? Why do some people take risks, while many are content to maintain safe, if not entirely satisfying, careers? This is the question Lucinda Watson, granddaughter of IBM icon Thomas J. Watson, Sr, and an academician, sets out to explore in her new book, How They Achieved: Stories of Personal Achievement and Business Success. While her findings are not necessarily a blueprint for success, they do provide a glimpse into characteristics that successful people share.

    Also check out the following:
    Advice for Graduates by Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune, although often attributed to Kurt Vonnegut.
    11 Things I Did Not Learn in School which urban legend attributed to Bill Gates
    Dale Dauten (especially Commencement Address You'll Never Hear and The Second Annual Commencement Address I'll Never Be Asked To Give).
    A Lesson to Remember attributed to Charles Schultz

    Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority that is right will one day be the majority.

    Always be afraid to stand with the majority that is wrong, for the majority that is wrong will one day be the minority.

    --William Jennings Bryan,
    1860- 1925

    Allie the Dog


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