Dr. Artz's Curriculum Vitae
John M. Artz is an Associate Professor of Information Systems in the
School of Business at the George Washington University in Washington,
D.C. He teaches courses in Relational Databases, Data Warehousing,
Virtual Worlds, and the MS IST Capstone Course. His research interests
are in Philosophical Foundations of Information Systems and emerging
technologies such as Virtual Worlds, Video Games and Social Interaction
Technologies. In addition to being an expert in a wide variety of
technologies from programming to database design Dr. Artz has published
nearly fifty scholarly articles and over one hundred book and article
Dr. Artz joined the faculty of the School of Business and Public
Management in the Fall of 1992. Since that time he was promoted to
Associate Professor in 1998; served as the Program Director of the Master
of Science in Information Systems Technology program from Fall 1999 to
served as the Web Master for the School of Business and Public Management
from Fall 1996 to Fall 2000; and served on the Faculty Advisory Committee
for the University Teaching Center from Fall 1994 to Fall 1997.
Prior to moving into academia, Dr. Artz spent nearly twenty years in
industry at places such as The MITRE Corporation, Arbitron Ratings,
Research Institute, General Electric Information Systems, American
Management Systems, and Washington Gas Light Company. While serving in
industry, Dr. Artz took on a variety of roles related to database
development and administration and software development. He has industry
expertise in relational databases, enterprise networks, expert systems,
and graphical user interfaces. Dr. Artz holds a patent (#5,025,382 - Data
link Controller Interface) on a direct manipulation user interface for air
traffic controllers in a digital communications environment. In addition,
he has been a database administrator using several database products
including DB2, Sybase and Oracle and has done professional software
development in nearly a dozen different programming languages on a wide
variety of platforms.
While on the faculty of the School of Business and Public Management, Dr.
Artz has taught the following courses:
In addition, Dr. Artz developed four of these courses: ISTM130W, Mgt248,
Mgt289, and Mgt340; and substantially revised Mgt390 and ISTM6210.
- ISTM130W - Writing Stories to Explore the Ethics of Technology
- Mgt240 - Survey of Information Systems
- Mgt242 - Systems Analysis for Information Systems
- Mgt244 - Telecommunications: Technology, Applications, and Operations
- Mgt245 - Database Management for Information Systems
- Mgt248 - Data Warehouse Design
- Mgt280 - Information Systems Development and Applications
- Mgt282 - Telecommunication and Enterprise Networks
- Mgt283 - Topics in Higher-Level Languages
- Mgt284 - Database Systems
- Mgt286 - Comparative Operating Systems
- Mgt289 - Web Based Systems Development
- Mgt340 - Philosophical Issues in Information Systems
- Mgt390 - Philosophical Foundations of Administrative Research
- ISTM6202 - Relational Databases
- ISTM6210 - MS IST Capstone
Ph.D. February 1990. School of Business and Public Management. The George
Washington University. Major Field - Information and Decision Systems.
Dissertation Title: An Empirical Study of the Ability of Database
Designers to Process Data Dependencies Correctly.
M.B.A. June 1981. School of Government and Business Administration. The
George Washington University. Concentration in Information Systems
M.S. in Mathematics. 1976. University of Florida. Concentration in
B.S. in Mathematics. 1974. James Madison University. Magna Cum Laude.
Awarded Outstanding Senior in Mathematics.