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Professor

University of Central Oklahoma
jcheng@uco.edu (405) 974-5673 Information Systems & Op Mgmt BUS 200I , Box 115

About

Joselina Cheng, D.B.A., had worked in the information technology industry for 20 years as a project manager and a senior business analyst, in which she designed, developed and implemented software for Fortune 500 companies. Cheng’s vision is to bring UCO students a transformative learning experience through innovative technology. She has received dozens of awards and secured over one million-dollar research grants. She has created hundreds of innovative teaching and learning tools. She also published over 17 peer-reviewed journals. These journals are listed in Cabell's Directories.  

Office Hours

Office hours for spring 2019 are 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. See D2L for online office hours. Appointments are also available to work with student schedules.

Classes Taught

Courses taught include Management Information System, Programming with VB.NET, and Business Analysis and Design.

Honors and Awards

  • Neely Excellence in Teaching Award (2016)
  • Transformative Learning Scholar, Academic Affairs (2015-Present)
  • Research Opportunity Award, NSF/EPSCoR (2014 & 2016)
  • Service Learning Scholar, UCO (2016)
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Federation of Business Disciplines/Association of Business Information Systems (2015)
  • Research Opportunity Award, NSF/EPSCoR (2014)
  • Digital Academy Award, UCO, IT (2014)
  • D2L EXCEL Impact Award – UCO, UCO IT (2014)
  • Research Finalists, College of Business (2013)
  • AACSB AQ (September 1, 2012)
  • ISOM 2012 Distinguished Research Award (2012)
  • Faculty Merit Credit Award, UCO (2012)
  • Vanderford Initiative Award by the President for Exceptional Initiative in support of Character, Civility, Community and Leadership, UCO (2012)
  • Barnabas Fellowships Award, Barnabas Foundation (2011)
  • ISOM 2011 Distinguished Research Award (2011)
  • ISOM 2010 Distinguished Research Award (2010)
  • ISOM 2009 Distinguished Research Award (2009)
  • Best paper for the Interdisciplinary Service and Experimental Learning track., American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (2009)
  • Research Award, International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (2008)
  • Research Award, International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (2008)
  • ISOM Teaching Excellence Award, UCO ISOM department (2006)
  • WebCT Title III Grant and Pedagogy Award, UTO IT (2005)
  • IT Multimedia Grant Award (2005)

Education and Certifications

  • D.B.A., Leadership, University Of Phoenix, graduated in February, 2012
    Dissertation Title: e-Teaching Motivators and Deterrents of Faculty Members in Higher Education
  • MBA, Information Systems, University Of Central Oklahoma, graduated in May, 1989
  • B.S., Computer Science/Accounting, University Of Central Oklahoma, graduated in May, 1985

Experience

I have worked in the information technology industry for 20 years as a project manager, in which I designed, developed and implemented software for Fortune 500 companies.

Teaching Philosophy

In 2000, I joined the academia with a vision to transform higher education by incorporating a strategic government-university-Industry (GUI) model and applying innovative technologies in my teaching, research and community services. To enhance teaching effectiveness and promote active learning, I often incorporate anadragogical strategies and mobile apps such as Socratic, Telegami or SimpleMind to flip my classrooms. I also incorporate multimedia software to create over 100 cloud-based tutorials, and simulated job-shadowing learning environments to better serve my ground, hybrid and online students.  

I serve as an online course evaluator for UCO CeCE. I am also a Transforamative Learning Scholar and a Service-Learning Scholar.  

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

To enrich my research portfolio, grantsmanship, and scholarly endeavors, I have submitted over two dozens of grants and received millions of dollars from the state and federal agencies. Agencies which fully funded my research include but are not limited to the National Science Foundation, Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education, EPSCoR. I am also a two-time Barnabas fellow; a recipient of Vanderford Leadership award, Faculty Merit Credit, and Desire to Learn Excel Impact award. I am the creator for over 100 web-based STEM tutorials and the author of the following peer-reviewed journals. These journals are listed in Cabell's Directories.  

  1. Cheng, J., Feng, R. (2016). A Just-in-Time Model for e-Teaching & e-Learning STEM in Virtual Classrooms. Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning, 8(19), 83-94.
  2. Cheng, J., Feng, R. (2016). An Evaluation of Forensics Bridge Program for Promoting STEM Participation. Journal of Research in Business Information Systems, 9(9), 81-104. http://www.abis-fbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2016JRBIS-1.pdf
  3. Cheng, J., Feng, R. (2015). A Collaborative Government-Industry-University Model for Job Shadowing and Building a Pipeline of 21st Century Workforce: Phase II – A Summer Bridge Program (Year 2). Journal of Research in Business Information Systems, 8(8), 38-56.
  4. Cheng, J., Miller, M. L., Hepner, M., Atkinson, K. (2014). An Examination of How Management Information Systems Course Modality Affects Student Learning Outcomes and Departmental Assessment in Relation to Gender. Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning, 7(18), 156-162.
  5. Cheng, J. (2014). An Quasi-Experiment Pilot Study of e-Teaching & e-Learning with Simulation in Higher Education. Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning, 7(18), 1-27.
  6. Cheng, J., Atkinson, K. (2014). Examining Effects of a Bridge Program on Student Career Awareness and Interests in Science and Technology Careers: A Pilot Study for the First Year of CSI Summer Academy. Journal of Research in Business Information Systems, 7(7), 6-25. http://www.abis-fbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/JRBIS2014.pdf
  7. Cheng, J. (2013). An Interdisciplinary Study of Cyber Security and Forensic Accounting. Mustang Journal of Business and Ethics, 5, 14-22.
  8. Cheng, J. (2013). Flipping an MIS Class with Mobile Technology: An Examination of the Effects of the Use of iPads on Student Learning Outcomes and Satisfaction with Learning. Journal of Research in Business Information Systems, 6, 27-49.
  9. Cheng, J., McCoy, M., Noel, D. E. (2012). A Just-in-time Model for Teaching and Solving Cybercrimes: A Comparative Study of Management Information Systems and Digital Forensics. Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning, 5(13), 44-61.
  10. Cheng, J., Epplin, M. (2011). Incorporating Innovative Technology to Transform Teaching and Learning Corporate Finance in the Hybrid Classroom. International Journal of Accounting Information Science & Leadership, 4(10), 86-100.
  11. Cheng, J., Swanson, Z. (2011). The Effects of Accounting eTutor on Learning Outcomes. Review of Higher Education and Self-Learning, 4(10), 14-28.
  12. Cheng, J., Phongkusolchit, K. (2010). An Exploration of Cyber Technology and MBA Students in Thailand. Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning, 3(5), 51-62.
  13. Cheng, J. (2009). Sustaining Long-term Competitiveness: Strategic Change Management and e-Andragogy Model for Traditional Higher Education Institutions. Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning, Intellectbase International Consortium, 2(2), 28-53. http://www.intellectbase.org/articles.php?journal=JISTP&volume=2&issue=2
  14. Cheng, J. (2009). E-Teaching Business Courses with Innovative Technology in the Twenty-first Century Classroom. Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning, Intellectbase International Consortium, 2(1), 66-78. http://www.intellectbase.org/articles.php?journal=JISTP&volume=2&issue=1
  15. Cheng, J., Moyers, K. (2009). The Effects of Innovative Pedagogy on Students’ Learning Outcomes in Relation to Learning Styles. Journal of American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (ASBBS) eJournal, 5(1). http://www.asbbs.org/files/eJournal_2009.pdf
  16. Cheng, J. (2009). The Effects of Virtual Tutor on MBA Hybrid Classrooms in the 21st Century. International Journal of Education Research, International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, 4(1), 68-77.
  17. Cheng, J., Miller, M. L. (2008). In search of excellent e-Hybrid models for traditional brick-and-mortar higher education institutions. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 1(2), 67-78.

Professional and Community Involvement

As a Service Learning and Transformative Learning Scholar, I seek opportunities to serve the local, UCO, and the global communities with my professional skills, as ways of giving back to societies. Projects which I am currently involved in include, hosting an annual STEM summer academy and teaching high school girls how to design databases and write programming codes. I also serve as a research mentor for many undergraduate students, graduate and doctoral students.

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