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Michael A D'Eredita

Michael A D'Eredita

Assistant Professor of Practice

245 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-1878

maderedi@syr.edu

Overview

"High performers" both fascinate and influence societies around the world.  These are individuals, teams/groups, or organizations that tend to set themselves apart through the application of specific skills and expertise.   Examples of high performers include a world-champion athlete, an expert team of medical personnel, or an organization capable of maintaining the position of market leader.  Their expertise is acquired through experience, often involving countless hours of deliberate practice and an inherently recursive relationship among individuals, groups, organizations and their respective social networks.  Information Technology (IT) enables individuals with specific skills and expertise to influence more people in a timely manner than ever before and allows collective expertise to be applied within synchronous or asynchronous distributed environments.  The potential of IT is realized when its function is aligned with these seemingly natural learning and social processes.   My research is focused on gaining insight into these processes in a manner that can be applied to the development and use of information-based technologies. 

    

Research

Organizational Behavior

Knowledge Management

Survey, Statics, and Design

Organizational Learning/Change

Teaching

My research specifically focuses on skill acquisition, expertise, "virtual apprenticeship," and "collective expertise."  I assume that one cannot understand the development of collective expertise without an understanding of the development of individual expertise andone cannot understand the development of individual expertise without an understanding of supportive social structures and behaviors.  Because of this, my research spans organizational, team/group, and individual levels of analyses and the relationships among them.   

My working definition of collective expertise is as follows:  "a problem-centric collaborative of individuals each 'having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience.'   I assume that episodic-based cognitive processing forms the foundation upon which skill and expertise is built and that collective action is achieved only through a complementary understanding of the problem, how it should be addressed, and ones role in addressing the problem.  My research in this area focuses on action and behavior and how IT enables collective expertise to be applied within distributive environments. 

IT allows the traditionally face-to-face relationships of mentor-apprentice, coach-athlete, or teacher-student to exist within distributed environments.  This potentially allows the valued know-how of a limited number of experts to proliferate regardless of geographic or spatial constraints.  My research in this area focuses on how IT works to support virtual apprenticeship and explores the boundaries/potential of this type of relationship.     

Personal

rowing

Teaching


Teaching History - 2018-2019
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2018 IST335 M001 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Fall 2018 IDS402 M001 Idea2Startup
Fall 2018 IST335 M005 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Fall 2018 IST684 M001 Idea2Startup
Spring 2019 IST335 M001 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2019 IST335 M003 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2019 IST335 M004 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2019 IDS401 M001 What's the Big Idea?
Teaching History - 2017-2018
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2017 IST335 M001 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Fall 2017 IST335 M004 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Fall 2017 IST335 M003 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Fall 2017 IST335 M005 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2018 IST335 M001 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2018 IST335 M003 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2018 IST335 M004 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2018 IDS401 M001 What's the Big Idea?
Teaching History - 2016-2017
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2016 IST335 M001 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Fall 2016 IST335 M004 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Fall 2016 IST335 M003 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Fall 2016 IST335 M005 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2017 IST335 M002 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2017 IST335 M003 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2017 IDS402 M001 Idea2Startup
Teaching History - 2015-2016
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2015 IST335 M001 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Fall 2015 IST444 M008 Info Reporting & Presentation
Fall 2015 IST335 M004 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2016 IST335 M002 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2016 IST335 M003 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2016 IST684 M001 Idea2Startup
Spring 2016 IDS402 M001 Idea2Startup
Teaching History - 2014-2015
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2014 IDS401 M001 What's the Big Idea?
Fall 2014 IST627 M002 What's the Big Idea
Fall 2014 IST335 M004 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2015 IST335 M002 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2015 IST335 M003 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2015 IST684 M001 Idea2Startup
Spring 2015 IDS402 M001 Idea2Startup
Teaching History - 2013-2014
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2013 IST335 M001 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Fall 2013 IDS401 M001 What's the Big Idea?
Fall 2013 IST627 M002 What's the Big Idea
Spring 2014 IST335 M002 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2014 IST335 M003 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2014 IST684 M001 Idea2Startup
Spring 2014 IDS402 M001 Idea2Startup
Teaching History - 2012-2013
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2012 IDS401 M001 What's the Big Idea?
Fall 2012 IDS402 M001 Idea2Startup
Fall 2012 IST684 M001 Idea2Startup
Fall 2012 IST627 M002 What's the Big Idea
Spring 2013 IST335 M003 Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2013 IST684 M001 Idea2Startup
Spring 2013 IDS402 M001 Idea2Startup
Spring 2013 IDS401 M001 What's the Big Idea?
Teaching History - 2011-2012
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2011 IST445 M003 Managing Info Systems Projects
Fall 2011 IST627 M001 What's the Big Idea
Fall 2011 IDS401 M001 What?s the Big Idea?
Spring 2012 IST684 M001 Idea2Startup
Spring 2012 IDS402 M001 Idea2Startup
Spring 2012 IDS401 M001 What's the Big Idea?
Spring 2012 IST627 M001 What's the Big Idea
Teaching History - 2010-2011
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2010 IST445 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Fall 2010 IST601 M001 Info. & Info Environments
Fall 2010 IST427 M001 What's the Big Idea
Fall 2010 IST627 M001 What's the Big Idea
Spring 2011 IST445 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2011 IST484 M001 Idea2Startup
Spring 2011 IST684 M001 Idea2Startup
Teaching History - 2009-2010
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2009 IST500 M002 What's the Big Idea?
Fall 2009 IST800 M001 Struc & Foun of Scientific Inq
Spring 2010 IST800 M001 Struc & Found of Sci Inquiry
Spring 2010 IST500 M005 Idea2startup!
Teaching History - 2008-2009
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2008 IST445 M002 Managing Info Systems Projects
Fall 2008 IST500 M007 Technology Entrepreneurship
Spring 2009 IST585 M001 Knowledge Management
Spring 2009 IST800 M001 Struc & Found of Sci Inquiry
Spring 2009 IST445 M002 Managing Info Systems Projects
Teaching History - 2007-2008
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2007 IST800 M001 Seminar in Behavioral Sciences
Fall 2007 IST641 M001 Behavior of Information Users
Fall 2007 IST445 M002 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2008 IST585 M001 Knowledge Management
Spring 2008 IST445 M002 Managing Info Systems Projects
Teaching History - 2006-2007
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2006 IST810 M014 Practicum in Research
Fall 2006 IST840 M015 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2006 IST445 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Fall 2006 IST445 M002 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2007 IST810 M006 Practicum in Research
Spring 2007 IST840 M006 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2007 IST585 M001 Knowledge Management
Spring 2007 IST445 M002 Managing Info Systems Projects
Teaching History - 2005-2006
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2005 IST355 M001 Info Management Concepts
Fall 2005 IST355 M002 Info Management Concepts
Fall 2005 IST810 M014 Practicum in Research
Fall 2005 IST840 M015 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2006 IST810 M014 Practicum in Research
Spring 2006 IST840 M015 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2006 IST355 M001 Info Management Concepts
Spring 2006 IST355 M002 Info Management Concepts
Spring 2006 IST585 M001 Knowledge Management
Summer 2006 IST810 M003 Practicum in Research
Teaching History - 2004-2005
Semester Course Section Title
Summer 2005 IST810 M003 Practicum in Research
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