Scott Hunsinger, PhD

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Professor, CIS

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • B.S.B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

D. Scott Hunsinger is a Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems in the Walker College of Business. Before joining ASU, Scott served as Dean of Academic Affairs and Information Technology (2001-2004), System Administrator (1996-2000), and Instructor (1996-2004) at NCCATT, an institution in the NC Community College System. Scott has also taught in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte and has worked for Microsoft Corporation and SouthTrust Bank.

Scott has previously received several grants to develop IS courses ($88,400) and to create a portable laptop training lab ($14,985). He has also assisted in writing several multi-million dollar NSF and Microsoft grants through the Regional Information Technology Consortium based in Charlotte. Scott is currently serving as a reviewer for the International Journal on Computers, Systems, and Signals, International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, Journal of Information Science and Technology, and for the ICIS, HICSS, ISECON, and San Diego International Systems conferences.

 

Teaching Highlights

  • University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governor’s Teaching Award - highest teaching award in UNC system – May ‘13
  • Eight-time recipient of Most Memorable Professor Award at Appalachian State University (ASU) Walker College of Business Honors Convocation (’07, ’08, ’09, ’11,’12, ’14, ’15, ‘16)
  • Exemplary Faculty Member Award (one award given per college) – ASU Student Government Association – Apr. ‘14
  • Appalachian State University Walker College of Business Faculty Award for Teaching –Apr. ‘11
  • Earned multiple Information Technology (IT) certifications to stay up-to-date on latest technologies
  • Developed & taught wide variety of face-to-face, online, & distance education undergraduate & graduate courses at Appalachian State University, including Personal Computing Effectiveness, Foundations of Information Systems(developed), Network and IT Infrastructures (developed), Emerging Technologies (developed), IS Project (capstone course), Managing Instructional Technology Infrastructures (developed – graduate course), and New and Emerging Technologies (developed – MBA course)
  •        Started Cisco Networking Academy in 2010 so students can use networking equipment in classes

 

Recent Publications

Over 65 refereed publications and conference presentations since 2005, including: 

  • 25+ peer-reviewed journal articles (all journals listed in Cabell’s)
  • 16+ peer-reviewed proceedings and 22+ presentations at academic conferences
  • 2 book chapters

Multiple research paper awards, including:

  • Best Paper Award (Pedagogy) – Int’l Association for Computer Information Systems, 2014
  • Meritorious Paper Award - Conference on Information Systems Applied Research, 2010
  • Distinguished Graduate Student/Faculty Paper Award­ - Conference on Information Systems Applied Research, 2009
  • Distinguished Student/Faculty Paper Award - Information Systems Education Conference, 2008

 

Service Highlights

  • Appalachian State University (ASU) Walker College of Business Faculty Award for Service – May ‘15
  • ASU W.H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion (“highest award of its kind on campus”) – Sept. ‘12
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National Chapter of the Year awards:
    • Mar. ’11 and Mar. ’12 - selected out of 200+ chapters from 45 states
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National Faculty Advisor of the Year
    • Mar. ‘10
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National “Going the Extra Mile award
    • Apr. ‘09
  • National Board of Directors:
    • Association of Information Technology Professionals (over 4,000 members) - Jan. ’15 - present
    • AITP Education Special Interest Group (AITP-EDSIG)  – Jan. ’09 – present
      • President  – Nov. ‘14 – present
      • Vice President – Nov. ‘13 – Nov. ‘14
      • Membership Director – Jan. ‘09 – Feb. ‘13
    • Information Systems Computing Academic Professionals (ISCAP) – Vice President – Jan. ‘ 15 – Dec. 5
  • Faculty Advisor:
    • ASU Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) – Aug. ‘06 – present
      • Student chapter, members, and I have received 40 national awards since ‘07
      • Received eighth consecutive Student Chapter Outstanding Chapter Award in ‘15
      • Bring industry speakers on campus and take students on academic & company trips
      • Over 1/3 of 2013-14 and 2014-15 CIS graduates landed a job at a company that recently presented at ASU AITP meetings
    • ASU Alpha Iota Mu (AIM) international honor society for top CIS majors – Sept. ’10 – present
      • Began ASU’s chapter along with another faculty member
  • Work with ASU CIS Board of Advisors and formed a Senior and Junior Board, significantly increasing membership and participation - Sept. ’11 – present
  • Have participated in 30+ departmental, college, and university committees and task forces, chairing, co-chairing, or co-directing twelve (12) of these – Aug. ’04 - present
  • CIS Internship Coordinator – increased number of summer internships for academic credit from 3 (‘08) to 30+ (‘16); have mentored 150+ students doing for-credit internships  – Aug. ’08 – present
  • CIS Jobs Coordinator – helped increase the placement rate of students to 95%$55k+ average salary, and $60k median salary
    • Maintain CISMAJORS email list-serv, sending multiple job and internship opportunities to CIS students weekly
  • Senior Editor – Journal of Information Systems Applied Research – Jan. ’10 – present
  • Have served as Associate Editor for three peer-reviewed journals – Jan. ’09 - present
  • Hold multiple leadership roles for academic conferences, including Papers Chair & Co-Papers Chair, Conference Committee member, Session Chair, & Editorial Review Board member – Nov. ’07 - present
 

Contact

Walker College of Business
2111 Peacock Hall
Boone, North Carolina 28608-2037
Phone: 
828.262.2044
Fax: 
828.262.6190
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Contact

CIS & SCM Interim Department Chair: 
Dr. Dinesh Dave
Room 2103 Peacock Hall
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-6239
Fax: (828) 262-6190
 daveds@appstate.edu

Administrator
Ms. Samantha Fuentes
Room 2101 Peacock Hall
Phone: (828) 262-2034
Fax:  (828) 262-6190

fuentesse@appstate.edu

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