Geneva College

 

 

Gordon Richards

Gordon RichardsOffice Phone: 724-847-6718
gordon.richards@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Operations Management
  • Management of Information Systems

Degrees Received

  • B.S. Management/Computer Information Systems, 1992, Park College
  • M.A. Computer and Information Resource Management, 1994, Webster University
  • D.Sc. Information Systems and Communication, 2012, Robert Morris University

Courses Taught

  • BUS140 – Introduction to Business Computing
  • BUS241 – Quantitative Analysis I
  • BUS242 – Quantitative analysis II
  • BUS341 – Development of Information Systems I
  • BUS342 – Development of Information Systems II
  • BUS530 – Management Information Systems/Decision Support Systems

Current Projects

  • Information Assurance Training at the 171st Air Refueling Wing: Computer-Based Training vs. Instructor-Based Training Knowledge Transfer, Retention and Satisfaction Comparatively Analyzed
    This study looked at knowledge transfer, retention and student satisfaction associated with IBT and CBT modes of delivery for information assurance awareness training at the 171st Air Refueling Wing. The study tested these delivery modes to determine if one method is more effective than the other in the selected organization.
    The study used a quantitative approach to test the hypotheses. This included a pre-test before training was provided through one of the two delivery methods and post-test administered immediately after the training. The students were asked to complete a brief survey regarding their opinion of the training. Finally, at 90 days post-test, the students were tested again to evaluate longer term retention form each delivery mode.

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)
  • Computing Technology Industry Association (COMPTIA)
  • National Guard Association of the United States
  • Reserve Officer Association

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.

  • Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 28 years of services in training and communications. Deployments to Egypt (’97), Iraq (’05), Guam (’06) and Afghanistan (’07).
  • Married (Lisa) with three children (Reece, Peyton, Croix)
  • We live in Enon Valley and enjoy gardening, caring for our horses and chickens. When we can find the time, we enjoy camping. I have been active in coaching youth football, soccer, swimming and baseball for many years. We are active members of Bethel United Presbyterian Church in Enon Valley, PA.

 

Point of Excellence

Geneva graduates pass the test for teacher certification in elementary education (Praxis II) at over a 99% rate in the first attempt–one of the highest pass rates in Pennsylvania.

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Upcoming Events
Apr25
Theatre production: Comic Relief
Bagpiper Theatre 8:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY
2014 One Acts –“Comic Relief”
The collection of five student-driven plays runs from April 24-26.
COMMUNITY
“How Then Shall We Sing? An evening of Psalms” at the College Hill RP Church
New Song and The Grace Notes will perform Psalms in a variety of styles on Wed., Apr. 30 at 7 p.m.
ADMISSIONS
Representatives will be in Cranberry on April 29
Information about a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, which are offered through seven institutions including Geneva, will be presented.
SUMMER CLASSES
Advance your degree through May@Geneva
Running May 12 through June 6, May term offers key courses as well as electives and travel options.
COMMUNITY
Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast
Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to campus for prayer and breakfast on Thu., May 1 at 7:30 a.m.