Jeffrey M. Stanton

Jeffrey M. Stanton

Interim Dean | Professor

343 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-2736

jmstanto@syr.edu

Overview

Jeffrey M. Stanton, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut, 1997) is Interim Dean and Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. During 2012 and 2013, Stanton was a Fellow of the American Council on Education in the Emerging Higher Education Leaders program. His campus placement was in the Office of the President at the State University of New York in Cortland. Prior to the A.C.E. Fellowship, Stanton was Associate Vice President for Research for Syracuse University, a rotating position for leadership development. 

Stanton's academic speciality is organizational psychology, including personnel assessment systems, employee surveys, coaching, and institutional change processes. Dr. Stanton served as action editor for the journal Human Resource Management from 2004-2011 and he served on the editorial board of Organizational Research Methods, the premier methodological journal in the field of management, from 2003-2013. He has published research in job satisfaction, work-related stress, psychometrics, and statistics with a particular focus on self report techniques. He has conducted numerous research projects that have applied the principles of behavioral science and organizational research towards understanding the interactions of people and technology in institutional contexts. One substantive area is Information Technology workforce equity, an effort to promote higher participation of women and members of underrepresented groups in the information professions. A second area is behavioral information security, an effort to help understand and influence the ways in which employee behavior impacts an organization’s success with information security. He is also the author of, Information Nation: Education and Careers in the Emerging Information Professions (2010), with Dr. Indira Guzman and Dr. Kathryn Stam. He is also the author with Dr. Kathryn Stam of the book, The Visible Employee: Using Workplace Monitoring and Surveillance to Protect Information Assets Without Compromising Employee Privacy or Trust (2006, Information Today, ISBN: 0910965749).  Recently, Stanton has published an open source textbook entitled, Introduction to Data Science, which is available on the iTunes bookstore as a free download. The textbook has served as the core reading in a Massive Open Online Course of the same name.

Dr. Stanton's background also includes decades of experience in business both in established firms and start-up companies. For example, Stanton worked as a human resources analyst for Applied Psychological Techniques, a human resource consulting firm based in Darien, Connecticut. His projects at this firm included the development, implementation, and assessment of a performance appraisal system, development of a selection battery for customer service representatives, and the creation of a job classification and work standards system for over 350 positions in the public utilities industry.  

Contact information:jmstanto@syr.eduOffice: (315) 443-2736Fax: (315) 443-5806    

Research

My interests in statistics have led directly into research on data mining and machine learning. As a result, I have begun to work in an emerging area called data science, which focuses on the management, analysis, and visualization of large data sets. I have published many scholarly articles in peer-reviewed behavioral science journals, such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Human Performance.  My articles also appear in Computers and Security, Communications of the ACM, Computers in Human Behavior, the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Information Technology and People, the Journal of Information Systems Education, the Journal of Digital Information, Surveillance and Society, and Behaviour & Information Technology. I have a number of book chapters on privacy, research methods, and program evaluation. My research has been supported through more than 20 grants, contracts, and supplements including the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award.

Teaching

While at the School of Information Studies, I have taught a variety of courses, at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. I helped to design the school's "Innovation Studio," which is a classroom environment designed to encourage hands-on, active, problem-focused work and to discourage lecturing. One of the most fun classes I taught in the Innovation Studio was "Design and Virtual Worlds," a class that taught students from a range of backgrounds the tools and strategies for creating immersive, three dimensional, virtual social environments. This is the only class I have taught where students were allowed to fly around the classroom.

Personal

I am a songwriter and musician (mainly bass and guitar). Give a listen if you like (http://www.reverbnation.com/eplay/artist_643618).

Teaching


Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2014 IST101 M008 Freshman Forum
Fall 2014 IST777 M001 Statistical Methods in IST
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Fall 2013 IST776 M001 Research Methods in IST
Fall 2013 IST101 M008 Freshman Forum
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Summer 2013 IST800 M550 ProSeminar: Survey Design
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Fall 2011 IST800 M801 Needs Analysis for Information
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Fall 2010 IST776 M001 Research Methods in IST
Fall 2010 IST800 M006 Methods Proseminar: Survey Dgn
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Fall 2009 IST101 M008 Freshman Forum
Spring 2010 IST777 M001 Statistical Methods in IST
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Fall 2008 IST810 M001 Practicum in Research
Fall 2008 IST999 M001 Dissertation
Fall 2008 IST840 M001 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2008 IST101 M003 Freshman Forum
Fall 2008 IST880 M001 Intensive Seminar
Fall 2008 IST690 M005 Independent Study
Spring 2009 IST810 M001 Practicum in Research
Spring 2009 IST840 M001 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2009 IST777 M001 Statistical Methods in IST
Spring 2009 IST500 M002 Design + Virtual Worlds
Summer 2009 IST600 M035 Surveying Information Users
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Fall 2007 IST810 M001 Practicum in Research
Fall 2007 IST840 M001 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2007 IST629 M001 Organizational Infor Security
Spring 2008 IST810 M001 Practicum in Research
Spring 2008 IST840 M001 Practicum in Teaching
Summer 2008 IST810 M001 Practicum in Research
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Fall 2006 IST840 M001 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2006 IST810 M003 Practicum in Research
Fall 2006 IST840 M003 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2006 IST195 M001 Information Technologies
Spring 2007 IST810 M001 Practicum in Research
Spring 2007 IST840 M001 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2007 IST810 M022 Practicum in Research
Spring 2007 IST840 M021 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2007 IST777 M001 Statistical Methods in IST
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Fall 2005 IST810 M003 Practicum in Research
Fall 2005 IST840 M003 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2005 IST195 M001 Information Technologies
Fall 2005 IST195 M002 Information Technologies
Spring 2006 IST195 M001 Information Technologies
Spring 2006 IST195 M002 LAB: Information Technologies
Spring 2006 IST195 M003 LAB: Information Technologies
Spring 2006 IST629 M001 Organizational Infor Security
Spring 2006 IST810 M003 Practicum in Research
Spring 2006 IST840 M003 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2006 IST195 M004 LAB: Information Technologies
Spring 2006 IST195 M005 LAB: Information Technologies
Spring 2006 IST195 M006 LAB: Information Technologies
Summer 2006 IST810 M005 Practicum in Research
Summer 2006 IST840 M003 Practicum in Teaching
Semester Course Section Title
Summer 2005 IST810 M005 Practicum in Research
Summer 2005 IST840 M003 Practicum in Teaching