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 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.
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