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William J. Ferns, Jr.

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

bill.ferns@baruch.cuny.edu
http://cisnet.baruch.cuny.edu/ferns/

 

Education:

BA Trinity College Music Theory and Composition 1974
MS Baruch College Computer Methodology 1985
PhD CUNY Graduate Center Computer Science 1992

Areas of Expertise:

Information Systems, Strategy and Information Systems, Database Design, Computing in the Nonprofit and Public Sector

Selected Publications:

"An Expert System for Juvenile Delinquency Disposition Advisement" (with D. G. Dologite, R. J. Mockler, and R. Pfeffer). Applied Artificial Intelligence, 10 (4): 329-52, 1996.

"Suicidal Behavior Among Middle-Class, Midwestern Adolescents Who Seek Crisis Services" (with M. J. Rotheram-Borus and J. U. Walker). Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52 (2): 137-143, 1996.

"Lifenet: A Knowledge-Based DSS Tool for the Risk Assessment of Adolescent Suicide." Expert Systems with Applications, 9 (2): 165-76, 1995.

"Knowledge-Intensive Systems in the Social Service Agency: Anticipated Impacts on the Organization" (with A. Mowshowitz). AI and Society, 9 (2): 161-83, 1995.

"CD-ROM Search Techniques of Novice Users: Is the English-as-a-Second-Language Student at a Disadvantage?" (with D. J. DiMartino and S. Swacker). Journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries, 56 (1): 49-59, January 1995.

Academic Activities:

Founding Coordinator, Zicklin Full-Time Honors MBA program, 1997-99.

Professor of MIS, Zicklin Executive MBA Program, 1996-2001.

Founding Coordinator, Joint Internships Program, CUNY/Human Resources Administration, City of New York, 1999-2001.

Member, Zicklin School of Business Executive Committee, 1999-present.

Member, Zicklin School of Business Graduate Curriculum Committee, 1999-present.

Professional Activities:

Designer and Developer, Database Program for Longitudinal Tracking, East Harlem Council on Community Improvement Beacon Program, 1999-2000.

Consultant and Software Developer, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, 1994-2000.

Consultant and Software Developer, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York City, 1987-present.

Founding Chair, Advisory Committee, TeamTech (joint venture of Americorps, United Way, and IBM to provide VISTA volunteers to social service agencies in New York City), 1997-2001.

Awards, Honors, etc.:

Top Twenty for 1995, American Library Association's Library Instruction Round Table, for "CD-ROM Search Techniques of Novice Users: Is the English-as-a-Second-Language Student at a Disadvantage?"

Best Application Paper Award, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, for "Juvenile Delinquent Legal Advisement: Development of an Expert System Prototype," 1993.

Kenneth B. Clark and Mamie Phipps Clark Fellowship, CUNY, 1990-91.

Teaching Excellence Awards, Baruch College School of Business and Public Administration, 1991, 1992, 1993.

 

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