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Meg Fryling is an associate professor of computer science and information systems at Siena College and a former associate director of Information Technology Services at the University at Albany (UAlbany). She received her BS in computer science from Siena College followed by her MBA and PhD in information science from the University at Albany. During her professional tenure at UAlbany, Meg spent over 10 years managing the implementation, maintenance and upgrade of information systems, including the University's ERP system. Her research interests include studying the dynamic complexities of information systems in both the pre- and post-implementation environments as well as the impact of information systems on individuals, organizations, and society.

Degree Program University
Ph.D. Information Science University at Albany, SUNY
Other Master of Business Administration Unviersity at Albany
B.S. Computer Science Siena College

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

As an undergraduate educator my responsibility is to guide students from an instructor-centered educational paradigm to a learner-centered environment, where they can be enthusiastic self-guided learners and teachers to their fellow classmates. I aim to help students build the confidence necessary to take responsibility for their own independent research and career development in both computer science and information systems. I see my role in orienting students to these fields as not only providing the technical skills needed but helping students understand that it is a combination of technical knowledge, general business skills, and communications skills that will provide them the greatest opportunities. My teaching objectives include providing an environment that fosters critical thinking and facilitates the acquisition of life-long learning skills. These objectives are reached by incorporating methods into the classroom that develop problem-solving skills and help prepare students to function effectively in a global economy. I am a strong believer in continually reevaluating and adjusting pedagogical methods based on student needs and feedback.

What I Love About Siena

The environment at Siena is particularly appealing to me as class sizes are intimate enough to support hands-on learning and provide one-on-one attention. Students that might otherwise be lost in large lecture settings, can be reached and thrive. This type of setting enables class activities to be tailored to match students' existing knowledge, learning styles, and pace of learning. As an alumna, I can say with certainty that the atmosphere at Siena was crucial to my success as an undergraduate student.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

I enjoy teaching a variety of computer science and information systems courses to both majors and non-majors.

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Low Code App Development
    The Journal of Computing Science in Colleges, vol. 34
    2019
  • A Summer Program to Attract Potential Computer Science Majors
    ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
    2018
  • Catch 'em Early: Internship and Assistantship CS Mentoring Programs for Underclassmen
    ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
    2018
  • Connecting Colleges/Universities and Local High Schools: A New Model for High School CS Teacher Development
    ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
    2018
  • Gender, Over Sharing, and Cyberbullying in Online Multi-Player Gaming (MMOG) Environments
    Issues in Information Systems, vol. 19
    2018
  • Causes of cyberbullying in multi-player online gaming environments: Gamer perceptions
    Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, vol. 10
    2017
  • Causes of cyberbullying in multi-player online gaming environments: Gamer perceptions
    Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR)
    November, 2016
  • Full Flip, Half Flip and No Flip: Evaluation of Flipping an Introductory Programming Course
    Information Systems Education Journal, vol. 14
    2016
  • Teaching Information Systems Courses in China: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons for US Educators
    Information Systems Education Journal, vol. 14
    2016
  • Full Flip, Half Flip and No Flip: Evaluation of Flipping an Introductory Programming Course
    EDSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education
    November, 2015
  • ERP Customization vs. Business Process Reengineering: Technical and Functional Perceptions
    Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, vol. 8
    October, 2015
  • Investigating the Effect of Customization on Rework in a Higher Education ERP Post-Implementation Environment: A System Dynamics Approach
    Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, vol. 17
    March, 2015
  • Cyberbullying or normal game play? Impact of age, gender, and experience on cyberbullying in multi-player online gaming environments: Perceptions from one gaming forum
    Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, vol. 8
    2015
  • Teaching Information Systems Courses in China: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons for US Educators
    EDSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education
    2015
  • The social side of CS: Engaging Undergraduate Computer Science Students in the IRB Process for Research Investigating Cyberbullying in Online Multi-Player Gaming Environments
    The Journal of Computing Science in Colleges, vol. 30
    2015
  • Defending against cyberbullying starts with knowing the tools
    The Patriot-News Op-Ed
    October, 2014
  • ERP Customization vs. Business Process Reengineering: Technical and Functional Perceptions
    Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR)
    2014
  • Click It and Ticket: Extending the benefits of clickers in small classrooms to increase non-anonymous class participation
    Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON)
    2013
  • Investigation of Cyberbullying Phenomenon as an Epidemic
    International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
    2013
  • Rocky Relationships: Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management
    Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, vol. 6
    2013
  • Incorporating Technology Acceptance and IS Success Frameworks into a System Dynamics Conceptual Model: A Case Study in the ERP Post-Implementation Environment
    International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach (IJITSA), vol. 5
    2012
  • Information Technology (IT) professional perceptions regarding the value of communication, collaboration, and the use of social networking technologies in the workplace: a case study
    Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR)
    2012
  • Rocky Relationships: Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management
    Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR)
    2012
  • Estimating the impact of enterprise resource planning project management decisions on post-implementation maintenance costs: a case study using simulation modelling
    Enterprise Information Systems, vol. 4
    2010
  • The Dynamics of ERP Success
    International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
    2007
  • ERP Implementation Dynamics
    International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
    2005
  • Cyberbullying or normal game play? Impact of age, gender, and experience on cyberbullying in multi-player online gaming environments: Perceptions from one gaming forum
    Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR)
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  • Defend Against Cyberbullying by Knowing the Tools
    Siena News Magazine
    Winter, 2013

Presentations

  • Low Code App Development
    2019
    Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeastern Conference (CCSCNE), West Haven, Connecticut
  • Mobile App Development for All
    2019
    International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS), Clearwater, Florida
  • A Summer Program to Attract Potential Computer Science Majors
    2018
    SIGCSE, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Catch 'em Early: Internship and Assistantship CS Mentoring Programs for Underclassmen
    2018
    SIGCSE, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Connecting Colleges/Universities and Local High Schools: A New Model for High School CS Teacher Development
    2018
    SIGCSE, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mobile Forensics Hands-On Workshop
    2017
    EDSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education, Austin, Texas
  • The Social Side of CS: Engaging Undergraduate Computer Science Students in the IRB Process for Research Investigating Cyberbullying in Online Multi-Player Gaming Environments
    April, 2015
    Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeastern Conference (CCSCNE), Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Cyberbullying or normal game play? Impact of age, gender, and experience on cyberbullying in multi-player online gaming environments: Perceptions from one gaming forum
    2014
    Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), Baltimore, Maryland
  • ERP Customization vs. Business Process Reengineering: Technical and Functional Perceptions
    2014
    Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), Baltimore, Maryland
  • Click It and Ticket: Extending the benefits of clickers in small classrooms to increase non-anonymous class participation
    October, 2013
    Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON), San Antonio, Texas
  • Investigation of Cyberbullying Phenomenon as an Epidemic
    July, 2013
    International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Information Technology (IT) professional perceptions regarding the value of communication, collaboration, and the use of social networking technologies in the workplace: a case study
    November, 2012
    Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Rocky Relationships: Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management
    November, 2012
    Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), New Orleans, Louisiana
  • The Dynamics of ERP Success
    July, 2007
    International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Boston, Massachusetts
  • ERP Implementation Dynamics
    July, 2005
    International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Boston, Massachusetts