Meg S. Fryling

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Phone: (518) 782‑6798
Email: mfryling@siena.edu

Meg S. Fryling

Degrees:

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

My website:

http://megfryling.com

Bio:

Meg Fryling is an assistant 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.

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 are:

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

Why I chose Siena:

I value Siena’s commitment to a student-centered liberal arts education emphasizing dynamic faculty-student interaction. Siena students are instilled with the values and knowledge to lead a compassionate, reflective and productive life of service and leadership.

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.


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
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
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
Teaching Information Systems Courses in China: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons for US Educators
EDSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education
2015
ERP Customization vs. Business Process Reengineering: Technical and Functional Perceptions
Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, vol. 8
October, 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
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
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
Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR)
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ERP Customization vs. Business Process Reengineering: Technical and Functional Perceptions
Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR)
2014
Defending against cyberbullying starts with knowing the tools
The Patriot-News Op-Ed
October, 2014
Rocky Relationships: Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management
Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, vol. 6
2013
Investigation of Cyberbullying Phenomenon as an Epidemic
International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
2013
Click It and Ticket: Extending the benefits of clickers in small classrooms to increase non-anonymous class participation
Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON)
2013
Defend Against Cyberbullying by Knowing the Tools
Siena News Magazine
Winter, 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
Rocky Relationships: Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management
Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR)
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
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
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
Investigation of Cyberbullying Phenomenon as an Epidemic
July, 2013
International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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
Rocky Relationships: Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management
November, 2012
Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), New Orleans, Louisiana
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
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