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Information Systems and Technology

Janet Durgin, Ph.D.

Lead Faculty, Information Technology

Orlando, Florida

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Equestrian hunter jumper. Cyberculture expert.

Education
  • Ph.D Organization and Management, Specialization: Information Technology, Capella University (2005)
  • M.S. Project Management (MPM), Business/Project Management, Keller Graduate School of Management (2003)
  • M.S. Information Systems Management (MISM), Specialization: E-Commerce, Keller Graduate School of Management  (2002)
  • B.A. English, Specialization: Technical Communication, University of Central Florida (2000)
Background

Dr. Janet Durgin has over 12 years’ experience as a Systems Engineering Manager for a large U.S. defense contractor, along with 7 years’ experience in academics serving as Program Chair and graduate instructor in the business, information technology and project management programs.  As an IT Project Manager and Systems Engineer, Janet managed technical teams that built large information systems in the domain areas of Information Security, Production Operations, Engineering, Security, Supply Chain, and Logistics. As a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Janet has also conducted many lean process improvement events for several large organizations.

Academic Specialization/Focus at CTU

Information Technology

Why are YOU IN?

I am “IN” to grow and mentor CTU IT faculty to enable them to be world-class instructors as well as continue to educate CTU students in information systems to ensure their success as IT professionals.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Live and love to learn and your educational pathway will be a wonderful journey, not a labor.

Aside from higher education, what else are you passionate about?

Yoga practitioner 17+ years, equestrian hunter jumper, reading

Dissertation

Cyberculture: “Imprints of Web Opacity: An Ethnographic Study of Virtual Anonymity and Identity within the World Wide Web Environment. Advisor: Dr. Joseph Sherif, NASA

Publications
  • J. Durgin, J. S. Sherif, (2006) “Effects of Unsolicited E-mail on the Virtual Business World”, Kybernetes, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • J. Durgin, (2005) “Identity Imprints of Web Opacity: An Ethnographic Study of Virtual Anonymity and Identity Compromise within the World Wide Web Environment,” UMI and Jim-Wen Institute of Technology (China).
  • J. Durgin, (May 2005). “A New IT Era for Technical Publications: Bridge to the Future,” Virtual Integrated System for Technical Authoring (VISTA),” published by Arbortext Usergoup International (AUGI).
  • J. Durgin, (Oct. 2004). “The Effects of Unsolicited E-mail (SPAM) on the Virtual Business World,” published in peer-reviewed academic Review of Business Research (RBR).
  • J. Durgin, (Oct. 2003). “The Effects of Virtual Community on Changing Worldwide Global Business and Culture,” published in double-blind, peer-reviewed academic Journal of Academy of Business and Economics (JABE).
Professional memberships
  • International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
  • Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI)
  • International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Society for Technical Communication (STC)
Speaking Engagements
  • AUGI: Arbortext Usergroup International Annual Conference, May 2005, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Orlando, FL, “A New IT Era for Technical Publications: Bridge to the Future,” Virtual Integrated System for Technical Authoring (VISTA), May, 2008
  • Orlando Project Management Institute Conference, “Hybrid Leadership: Leading through the Ebb and Flow of a Multi-Generational Workforce.” December, 2010
Research interests
  • The effects of online immersion on younger generations
  • Bridging generational differences in the workplace
  • IT security challenges
  • Emerging technologies 
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