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Peter J. Draus, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems (Computer and Information Systems)
draus@rmu.edu
412-397-6827 phone (M)
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 304


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Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Education, Instructional Design and Technology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Science, Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bachelor of Science, Information Science, university of Pittsburgh

Professional Background

  • Assistant Dean School of Adult and Continuing Education Robert Morris University
  • Director of the Learning Resources Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Co-Coordinator of the Masters in Nursing Education Advanced Specialty Role Program University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Assistant to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College for Information Technology at Walsh University
  • Department Head, Organizational Studies, Robert Morris University
  • Acting Director of the Division of Learning Resources. University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental medicine.
  • Programmer Analyst, University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental medicine.
  • Senior Programmer Analyst, University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental medicine.
  • Senior Systems Analyst, University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental medicine.
  • Programmer, Office of Computer Based Instruction, University Of Delaware

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Online Eduction
  • Instructional Design
  • Security and Online Communities
  • Online (Web) development (LAMP)
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Database Design

Publications

  • Draus, P, (2002).  “Teaching Computer Skills to First Grade Students.”.  Technical Horizons in Education. 29(8).
  • Sakraida, T., Draus, P. (2003) “Transition to a Web Supported Curriculum”. Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 21(6).
  • Sakraida, T., Draus, P. (2005) “Quality Handout Development and Use”.  Journal of Nursing Education.  44(7).
  • LaRue E, Draus P and Klem ML,. (2006) “A comparative analysis of the results a citation ranking system built within a web-based educational tool for understanding the PICO framework in evidence based practice”   Conference proceedings, 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Transforming Healthcare through Research, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Draus, P. (2006) Review of “Test Success:  Test taking for Beginning Nursing Students (4th edition), Nursing Education Perspectives. 27(1).
  • Klem ML, Larue E, and Draus P (2007).   Accessing and assessing the Evidence:  An Online Tool for Teaching Evidence-based Nursing Practice. Conference proceedings, Annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Klem ML, Larue E, and Draus P (2007).   Accessing and assessing the Evidence:  An Online Tool for Teaching Evidence-based Nursing Practice. Conference proceedings, Annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Larue E, Draus, P. and Klem, ML.(2009) “A Description of a Web Based Educational Tool for Understanding the PICO Framework in evidence Based Practice with a Citation Ranking System”. Computers, Informatics, Nursing.
  • Curran, M, Draus, P, Maruschock, G. (2013)  Student Perceptions Of Project Essay Grade (Peg) Software, In the proceedings of 53rd Annual IACIS International Conference, October 3-6, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Caputo, D., Leone, G., Kohun, F. and Repack, D. (2013). Gender Rationales in Selecting a Major in Information Technology at the Undergraduate Level of a University Program: A Focus Group Approach, Proceedings of the Information Systems Educators Conference ISSN: 2167-1435, San Antonio, Texas, USA.  (Received Distinguish Research Award, 2013 at ISECON
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Caputo, D., Leone, G., Kohun, F. and Repack, D. (2013). A Longitudinal Study of Enrollment Trends and Graduation GPAs for Men and Women in CIS Programs, Issues in Information Systems, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp.260-268, 2013
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Leone, G. and Caputo, D. (2013) The Role of Awareness and Communications in information Security Management : A Health Care information Systems Perspective, Clute Institute International Academic Conference, March 17-18, KeyWest, FL, 2013
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Leone, G. and Caputo, D. (2012).  Exploring Underlying Factors Influencing Daily Usage of Facebook for Undergraduate College Students: A Research Model, Issues in Information Systems, Volume XIII, No. 1, pp. 350-360, 2012
  • Mishra, S., Leone, G., Caputo, D., Draus, P., Calabrisi, R. “The Role of Demographic Characteristics in Health Care Strategic Security Planning” 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle WA. Aug 9-11, 2012.
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Leone, G. and Caputo, D. (2012).  An Exploration of Student Exploration of Student Attitudes on Privacy/Security Issues: Facebook Usage Concerns and Expectations,  Issues in Information Systems, Volume XIII, No. 1, pp. 340-349, 2012
  • Mishra, S., Leone, G., Caputo, D., Calabrisi, R., Draus, P. “The Role Of Awareness And Communications in Security Management: A Health Care Information Systems Perspective” International Security Conference. Las Vegas NV. April 11-13, 2012.
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Caputo, D., Leone, G., Kohun, F. and Repack, D. (2013). A Longitudinal Study of Enrollment Trends and Graduation GPAs for Men and Women in CIS Programs, In the proceedings of 53rd Annual IACIS International Conference, October 3-6, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
  • Mishra, S., Draus, P., Leone, G. and Caputo, D. (2012).  Exploring Underlying Factors Influencing Daily Usage of Facebook for Undergraduate College Students: A Research Model, Issues in Information Systems, Volume XIII, No. 1, pp. 350-360, 2012
  • Mishra, S., Leone, G., Caputo, D., Draus, P., Calabrisi, R. “The Role of Demographic Characteristics in Health Care Strategic Security Planning” 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle WA. (July 29, 2012). AMCIS 2012 Proceedings. Paper 16.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Peter


Spring 2015
Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • COIS7479-A
  • 06:00-10:00 PM RMDraus3 (01/12-03/06/15)18 Seats
  • INFS4150-A
  • 06:00-08:50 PM WMDraus1 (01/12-05/02/15)2 Seats
  • INFS4240-D
  • -ONLINEIDraus1 (01/12-05/02/15)6 Seats
  • INFS4240-B
  • 01:45-04:35 PM WMDraus1 (01/12-05/02/15)5 Seats
  • INFS4240-A
  • -ONLINEIDraus1 (01/12-05/02/15)1 Seats
  • INFS7151-A
  • 06:00-08:50 PM WMDraus1 (01/12-05/02/15)12 Seats

    Spring 2015: Doctora
    Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • DISC9510-L
  • -APPTMDraus3 (01/05-05/02/15)0 Seats
  • DISC9530-C
  • -APPTMDraus2 (01/05-05/02/15)0 Seats

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