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Blythe Scherrer

Blythe Scherrer

Adjunct

306 Bowne Hall | Phone: 443-2759

bjscherr@syr.edu

I have 20 years of experience in the field of information management in the corporate sector and in higher education. I’ve worked in a variety of industries: a web survey designer at a start-up during Seattle's dot com boom; as a database developer in a cancer genomics research lab working on tumor inhibitor drug development; as a change manager and SAP analyst at an automotive systems manufacturing firm; and I currently oversee student data and technology for the Renée Crown Honors Program at Syracuse University as a functional business analyst.

I try to bring a bit of each of my professional experiences into my teaching practice. In IST 359 I focus heavily on the practical application of database design, architecture and analysis, and instill in my students a practice of placing the user experience at the center of an implementation. In IST 335 my goal is to develop thoughtful, critical thinkers who understand the strategic impacts of organizational behavior beyond ourselves and our own success, and who can analyze the larger strategic impacts of change and it's ramifications on organizations. Lastly, learning about technology can be difficult and intimidating, but it should also be fun. Cultivating curiosity and keeping your sense of humor is important to staying adaptable in a field that is constantly requiring us to change.

In my free time I read books about technology, walk my tiny dog, and do ceramics poorly at the Community Folk Arts Center (CFAC). What I'm reading right now: "Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men"

Teaching


Teaching History - 2019-2020
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2019 IST359 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Fall 2019 IST335 M005 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2020 IST335 M003 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2020 IST359 M003 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Teaching History - 2018-2019
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2018 IST359 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Fall 2018 IST335 M005 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2019 IST335 M002 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2019 IST359 M003 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Summer 2019 IST359 M800 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Teaching History - 2017-2018
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2017 IST359 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2018 IST359 M003 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
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