William A. Sode­man is an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of infor­ma­tion sys­tems in the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Stud­ies at Hawaii Pacific Uni­ver­sity in Hon­olulu. He was pro­moted to the rank of asso­ciate pro­fes­sor in 2005.

He teaches graduate-level courses in the MSIS, MBA and Exec­u­tive MBA pro­grams, with a pri­mary focus on the strate­gic man­age­ment of tech­nol­ogy, inno­va­tion and infor­ma­tion systems.

Bill Sodeman, June 2008He teaches sev­eral online courses each year. He cur­rently uses this blog and TurnItIn.com to man­age his courses, and he has also used WebCT and Moo­dle to man­age sections.

His cur­rent research inter­ests include social net­work­ing, sta­dium nam­ing rights agree­ments, and socially respon­si­ble invest­ing. His recent pub­li­ca­tions include 6 arti­cles in the Ency­clo­pe­dia of Busi­ness Ethics (Sage, 2007) and the CIW Foun­da­tions Study Guide (Sybex, 2002).

He has directed sev­eral MSIS stu­dent research projects, and has taught sev­eral research meth­ods courses.

Dr. Sode­man has also taught Java pro­gram­ming courses, although he does more work with PHP these days.

Dr. Sode­man was the chair of the HPU Fac­ulty Assem­bly for the 2007-08 aca­d­e­mic year.

From 2003 to 2006, he was the pro­gram chair for Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems at HPU. He also directed the first two cohorts of the MSIS Pro­fes­sional program.

He was the sec­re­tary of the Hon­olulu chap­ter of the AITP from 2004 to 2006, and is a direc­tor of the chapter.

He has taught grad­u­ate and under­grad­u­ate courses on man­age­ment, busi­ness pol­icy, busi­ness & soci­ety and inter­na­tional busi­ness at Mar­quette Uni­ver­sity (vis­it­ing assis­tant pro­fes­sor, 1993–1994) and the Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Indi­ana (assis­tant pro­fes­sor, 1994–1997).


In 1993, Dr. Sode­man received his Ph.D. in busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion from the Terry Col­lege of Busi­ness at the Uni­ver­sity of Geor­gia. His major field of study was strate­gic man­age­ment, with a minor in man­age­ment infor­ma­tion sys­tems. Dr. Sode­man also took courses on entre­pre­neur­ship, tech­nol­ogy & inno­va­tion, busi­ness & soci­ety, and research meth­ods. He was inducted into Sigma Iota Epsilon in 1990, and Blue Key in 1992.

While he was a doc­toral teach­ing assis­tant, he taught over 20 under­grad­u­ate sec­tions of busi­ness pol­icy and prin­ci­ples of man­age­ment. The uni­ver­sity was on the quar­ter sys­tem, and doc­toral stu­dents were reg­u­larly given solo teach­ing assign­ments for sec­tions of 30 to 50 under­grad­u­ate busi­ness students.

His dis­ser­ta­tion, Social invest­ing: The role of cor­po­rate social per­for­mance in invest­ment deci­sions, exam­ined the deci­sion mak­ing processes that socially respon­si­ble invest­ment (SRI) man­agers use. His dis­ser­ta­tion chair was Dr. Archie B. Car­roll. The dis­ser­ta­tion was nom­i­nated twice for the annual best dis­ser­ta­tion award of Social Issues in Man­age­ment divi­sion of the Acad­emy of Man­age­ment. Copies of the dis­ser­ta­tion are avail­able for pur­chase from UMI.

He earned his MBA and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma in 1988 at the Crum­mer Grad­u­ate School of Busi­ness at Rollins Col­lege in Win­ter Park, Florida. Crum­mer was and remains one of the few AACSB-accredited grad­u­ate busi­ness pro­grams in the USA that focuses exclu­sively on its MBA pro­gram. The Crum­mer School does not offer an under­grad­u­ate busi­ness degree or a doctorate.

While he was at Crum­mer, Dr. Sode­man served as the sec­re­tary of the MBA Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion and hosted a weekly alter­na­tive music radio show at WPRK-FM. He also com­pleted a stu­dent intern­ship with the Orlando Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion, dur­ing which he wrote a soft­ware sim­u­la­tion for the commission’s elec­tric gen­er­a­tion network.

In 1986, Dr. Sode­man earned a BA degree in fine arts at the Col­lege of William and Mary in Vir­ginia. He worked in sev­eral media, includ­ing paint­ing, intaglio, and pho­tog­ra­phy. He hosted alter­na­tive and clas­si­cal radio pro­grams at WCWM-FM, where he also served as chief announcer and train­ing direc­tor. Dur­ing this time, he also assisted in plan­ning the station’s move from Phi Beta Kappa Hall to its cur­rent loca­tion in the Stu­dent Cen­ter. He also worked as an intern at the Mus­carelle Museum of Art. He was inducted into the Soci­ety of Col­le­giate Jour­nal­ists in 1985.


Dr. Sode­man has com­pleted 5 marathons and a 50km ultramarathon.

He let­tered in track ih high school, where he ran 1 and 2 mile events.

My last name

My last name is very easy to pro­nounce and spell.

Here’s a handy pro­nun­ci­a­tion guide from PronounceNames.com

My uni­ver­sity email address includes my entire last name.

There is NO “R”.

There’s only ONE “N”.

  • eowan

    Impressive…do you sleep?

  • http://billso.com billso

    Yep! I get grouchy with­out my slumber. :)