Shao Stephen

Joined Cumberland University: August 2013


Stephen Shao, Jr. is a faculty instructor, researcher and consultant. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Maryland at College Park, an M.B.A. in Business Administration from Old Dominion University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia. Dr. Shao has served as a faculty member in various universities in Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee. He has also worked for 8 years in the telecommunications industry (with AT&T Bell Laboratories, NorTel Networks, and Bell Northern Research) as a network applications developer and senior project manager. Dr. Shao is a former founding director of two university-based business and information technology research centers. His research projects in the area of community distance education has been supported and recognized by various major corporations as well as by the President's National Information Advisory Council, Smithsonian Institute, American Library Association, National Science Foundation, US Dept. of Commerce, and others. He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Tennessee Valley Authority, Dell Foundation, BellSouth Foundation, AOL Foundation, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Baltimore Regional Planning Council, and others. Dr. Shao has over 150 published articles and conference presentations.

Areas of Expertise
• Applied statistics, management science
• Management information systems
• Electronic commerce, telecommunications, enterprise networks
• Online course design and development (asynchronous and synchronous platforms)

Academic Background

B.A. in Mathematics
University of Virginia

M.B.A. in Business Administration
Old Dominion University

Ph.D. in Management Science
University of Maryland, College Park

Honors and Awards
Global Information Infrastructure Award
President's National Information Advisory Council Honoree
Smithsonian Institute Information Technology Honoree
Tennessee Governor's Certificate of Appreciation
AT&T Special Telecollaboration Award

Volunteer Groups and Affiliations
• IEEE Society
• International Teleconferencing Association
• Who's Who in Technology Today
• Omega Rho Honorary Society;

Online Courses Taught
BUA 365 Quantitative Methods