Michael Fudge

Michael Fudge

Assistant Professor of Practice

314 Hinds Hall | Phone: 315.443.9686

mafudge@syr.edu

http://about.me/mafudge

Overview

At present I am an Assistant Professor of Practice in the area of data science.

Previously, I have been an Adjunct Professor for the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University since August 2001 and have over 20 years of teaching and professional work experience. At this time I teach courses in database management systems, data warehousing, and programming. In 2011 I won the Outstanding Part-Time Faculty of the year award. I started my YouTube channel in 2010, consisting of primarily how-to instructional technology videos, which has grown to over 760,000 views and 5,200 subscribers.

My educational background is in applied technology. In 1993, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the State University of New York at Oswego. I completed my Master’s degree in Information Management from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) in 2006.

In my current position as Process Specialist, I analyze, observe and document business processes for the iSchool. In this role I works with faculty and staff to develop improvements to communications, workflow, productivity and decision-making in the iSchool. I create new reporting and workflows for the course scheduling process, write programs to provision course enrollments to other systems and build database applications for graduate admissions, wait listing classes, graduate awards, maintaining professors of record, and tracking teaching commitments. I assist with the redesign of the iSchool website.

Before becoming Process Specialist, I was the Sr. Systems and Networks Support Administrator for the iSchool. I was responsible for the computers, systems and networks used throughout the iSchool to support administrative and academic initiatives, and I supervised the staff operating the IT helpdesk.   In addition to my staff and teaching duties, I have an active practice as a developer for Ensemble Video. I am also working on my own company, AppHammer, and am a mentor for the Syracuse Student Sandbox.

Teaching

I frequently experiment with different approaches to instruction, content delivery and assessment such as experiential learning, flipping the classroom, and authentic assessment. I embrace the use of technology as both an aid in teaching and as a means to improve the student experience. I believe the appropriate use of the right technologies can be an enabler to learning. Some examples include:

  • Experimenting with other modes of instruction, such as video, to supplement learning and cater to different learning styles of students,
  • Providing online, self-graded diagnostic instruments so students can gauge their own level of understanding, and
  • Developing applied, hands-on exercises and activities with technology giving students the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned.

I enjoy improving and enhancing course materials, especially based on the feedback of my former students. I consider this activity a part of the teaching routine. I like learning and experimenting with new technologies and bringing what I’ve learned into the classroom as part of lecture, demonstrations, activities, and labs. 

I welcome using technology as an aid in learning.  If it can help my students better understand a concept, I consider it a worthwhile endeavor. I do not shy away from designing and implementing the technology solutions I need in my courses, leveraging my years of experience in technology evaluation, programming and systems administration. I’m quite comfortable not only building but maintaining and supporting the technology used in my courses, too. Some of the systems I’ve created, such as the ISTSTUDENTS SQL Server are still used by other courses taught within the iSchool today.

I truly believe that my skillsets are a perfect fit for the iSchool’s Undergraduate Information Management and Technology and Graduate Information Management / Data Science programs. My years of professional and teaching experience position me to be a key contributor to the growth and development of the curriculum in many pertinent subject areas such as:

  • Database management systems, and systems analysis and design
  • Programming, scripting, and web / mobile development.
  • Big data, data lakes, warehousing and business intelligence, and
  • Cloud services and technologies

Personal

When I’m not tinkering with the latest technologies, I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, kayaking, and fishing with my family and friends.

Teaching


Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2017 IST256 M001 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Fall 2017 IST722 M400 Data Warehouse
Spring 2018 IST722 M001 Data Warehouse
Spring 2018 GET487 M800 Global Tech
Spring 2018 GET687 M800 Global Tech
Spring 2018 IST256 M001 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2016 IST256 M002 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Fall 2016 IST101 M008 Freshman Forum
Fall 2016 IST718 M001 Advanced Information Analytics
Fall 2016 IST722 M001 Data Warehouse
Fall 2016 IST256 M001 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Spring 2017 IST722 M001 Data Warehouse
Spring 2017 GET487 M800 Global Tech
Spring 2017 GET687 M800 Global Tech
Spring 2017 IST256 M001 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2015 IST256 M002 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Fall 2015 IST256 M004 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Fall 2015 IST722 M001 Data Warehouse
Spring 2016 IST256 M002 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Spring 2016 IST256 M003 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Spring 2016 IST722 M001 Data Warehouse
Spring 2016 GET487 M800 Global Tech
Spring 2016 GET687 M800 Global Tech
Summer 2016 IST722 M800 Data Warehouse
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2014 IST256 M002 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Fall 2014 IST256 M001 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Spring 2015 IST256 M003 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Spring 2015 IST722 M001 Data Warehouse
Summer 2015 IST722 M800 Data Warehouse
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2013 IST256 M001 Appl.Prog.For Information Syst
Fall 2013 IST359 M001 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Fall 2013 IST359 M002 LAB: Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2014 IST469 M001 Advanced Database Management
Spring 2014 IST469 M002 LAB: Advanced Database Management
Spring 2014 IST722 M800 Data Warehouse
Summer 2014 IST722 M800 Data Warehouse
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2012 IST359 M003 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Fall 2012 IST469 M001 Advanced Database Management
Spring 2013 IST359 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2013 IST359 M003 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Summer 2013 IST722 M001 Data Warehouse
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2011 IST359 M001 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Fall 2011 IST359 M004 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2012 IST359 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2012 IST359 M003 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2010 IST359 M001 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Fall 2010 IST346 M004 Info Tech Mgmt&Administration
Spring 2011 IST359 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2011 IST359 M003 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2009 IST459 M001 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Fall 2009 IST346 M004 Operating Systems Admin.
Spring 2010 IST459 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2010 IST346 M003 Operating Systems Admin.
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2008 IST459 M001 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Fall 2008 IST459 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2009 IST459 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2007 IST659 M002 Data Admin Concepts & Db Mgmt
Fall 2007 IST459 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2008 IST459 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2006 IST459 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2007 IST459 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2005 IST459 M002 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Spring 2006 IST459 M003 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs
Semester Course Section Title
Summer 2005 IST459 U001 Intro to Data Base Mgmt Systs