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John H. Gerdes, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
M.S. Computer Science,  Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
M.B.A. Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.S. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Research Interests
Web Based Data Mining
Knowledge Management
Electronic Commerce
Distance Learning
Data Security

Dr. John Gerdes is an Associate Professor in the Technology Support and Training Management Program at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. He teaches software development, web site development, and management of databases. Dr. Gerdes holds a B.S. and M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, a M.B.A. from Lehigh University, a M.S. in Computer Science from Vanderbilt, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Vanderbilt. He has taught at Ohio State University, University of California, Riverside, and Jia Tong University, Shanghai, China. His articles have appeared in the Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, Transactions of the IIE, and other journals. He is currently an associate editor for Electronic Commerce Research, and Telecommunications Systems.

Gerdes, J. H., & Crews, T. B., (2010, Spring). Developing Course Profiles to Match Course Characteristics with Student Learning Styles. NACADA Journal 30,1 (Spring 2010), 23-33.

Stringam, B. B., and Gerdes, J. H., (2010). Are Pictures Worth a Thousand Words? Success Factors for Hotel Web Site Design. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 1,1 , 30-49.

Gerdes Jr., J., Stringam, B. B., and Brookshire, R. G. (2008).  An integrative approach to assess qualitative and quantitative consumer feedback.  Electronic Commerce Research 8:4, 217-234.

Gerdes, J. Jr. & Stringam, B. B. (2008). Addressing Researchers’ Quest for Hospitality Data: Mechanism for Collecting Data from Web Resources.  Tourism Analysis, 13(2), 309-315.

Gerdes, J., & Gavish, B.  (2006).  Delivering IS/OR curricula through distance learning.
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 1(3).

Gavish, B., & Gerdes, J. (2005).  The unknown workforce:  Supporting anonymous employees.  Information Technology Journal, 4(4), 342-347.

Gerdes, J., Ettredge, M., & Karuga, G.  (2005).  Using web-based search data as a predictor of macro-economic statistics.  Communications of the ACM, 48(11), 87-92.

Ettredge, M., & Gerdes, J.  (2005).  Timelines of investor relations data at corporate web sites.  Communications of the ACM, 48(1),95-100.

Gerdes, J.  (2004 April).  The viability of supporting anonymous employees.  Communications of the ACM, 47(4), 98-100.

Tilley, S., Gerdes, J., Hamilton, T., Huang, S., Muller, H., Smith, D., & Wong, K.  (2004, January – April).  On the business value and technical challenges of adopting web services.  Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution:  Research and Practice, 16(1-2), 31-50.

Gerdes, J.  (2003).  EDGAR analyzer: Automating the analysis of corporate data contained in the SEC’s EDGAR database.  Decision Support Systems, 35, 7-29.

Current Grants and Projects
Streamlining Student Scholarship Management, $5,000 HRSM grant, October 2007

Improving Student Advisement by Considering Student and Course Profiles, National Academic Advising Association, $5,000, July 2007, with Tena Crews

Seeking NSF funding for “Providing Hands-on Training for Networking Technicians through a Virtual Environment” through both the NSF ATE and CCLI Programs

Professional Affiliations
Decision Sciences Institute
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

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E-mail: jgerdes@sc.edu
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Courses Taught:
ITEC 345 - Introduction to   Networking
ITEC 352 - End-user Interface   Design
ITEC 362 - Web-based Support   Systems
ITEC 562 - Advanced Web   Support Systems
ITEC 570 - Advanced Records   Management and   Administration