Edgar Hassler, PhD

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., The University of Alabama
  • MBA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S., The University of Alabama
  • B.S., DeVry University


Before joining Appalachian State, Dr. Hassler served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Culverhouse College of Commerce at The University of Alabama, and as a Master Instructor for the U.S. Air Force.

Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Hassler worked as a Senior Network Systems Engineer in the Internet Services and Telecom Industry.  He also has considerable experience as a systems developer, systems analyst and administrator, and as a database designer and administrator. Before his career in the corporate sector, he was a member of the U.S. Air Force where he worked as an Intelligence Analyst and Instructor. As an Instructor, he was part of a mobile training team that traveled worldwide to train airmen on new technology.

Dr. Hassler currently serves as the Chief Data Officer for the Center for Analytic Research and Education.

Dr. Hassler's primary research interests are in the areas of evidence-based decision support, systems/software development, analytics, and artificial intelligence.  


Recent Publications

Trent J. Spaulding, Edgar E. Hassler, Charles H.L. Edwards, Joseph A. Cazier, (in press, 2019) “Sandwich Analytics: A Dataset Comprising One Year’s Weekly Sales Data Correlated with Crime, Demographics, and Weather” Data in Brief, 2019, 104252, ISSN 2352-3409, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104252.

Russell, James, Cazier, Joseph, Hassler, Edgar, and Mueller, Thomas (in Press, 2019) “Using Data Analytics to Understand the Electrical Consumption Patterns of Residential Buildings” Journal of Architectural Engineering

Hassler, E., Cazier, J., Russell, J., Mueller, T., Paprocki, D. (2019). “Standardizing Public Utility Data: A Case Study of a Rural Mid-Size Utility”. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, 12(1) pp 36-47. http://jisar.org/2019-12/ ISSN: 1946-1836.

Hassler, E. E., Hale, J. & Hale, D. P. (2018). A Comparison of Automated Training-by-Example Selection Algorithms for Evidence-Based Software Engineering, Information and Software Technology.

Hassler, E. E., Al-Zubidy, A., Carver, J. C. & Hale, D. (2017). Vision for SLR Tooling Infrastructure: Prioritizing Value-Added Features, Information and Software Technology, Elsevier.

Hassler, E., Carver, J. C., Hale, D., & Al-Zubidy, A. (2016). “Identification of SLR tool needs–results of a community workshop.” Information and Software Technology, 70, 122-129.



Title: Associate Professor, Chief Data Officer of the Center for Analytics Research and Education
Department: Department of Computer Information Systems

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2638

Fax: (828) 262-6190

Office address
2115 Peacock Hall
Mailing address
ASU Box 32049, Boone NC 28608