Stacie Petter, Ph.D.
Stacie Petter, Ph.D. is an accomplished researcher in the field of information systems. Her research primarily examines how information technology impacts individuals, groups, organizations, and society. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, which is one of the first journals that published research on the management and use of technology in the workplace.
Before obtaining her Ph.D., Dr. Petter worked as a help desk coordinator, an application developer, and an information technology consultant. She uses her prior industry experience to inspire her research and explain the value of concepts taught in the classroom.
In the classroom, Dr. Petter equips her students with the ability to identify problems, learn how to ask appropriate questions, and use evidence to support decision making. She views that teaching studies is both a privilege and a responsibility. Her personal teaching philosophy is that the classroom is an opportunity to engage, challenge, and guide students as they prepare for their future careers and lives. In her analytics courses, Dr. Petter encourages her students to not only learn analytics techniques but also to consider the consequences of the decisions that are made in organizations as a result of the use of data analytics.
In her free time, Dr. Petter continues her passion for learning, whether it be discovering how to make kolaches (the true Czech-inspired version with cream cheese filling), creating balloon animals or origami, or finding a new cooperative card game to play with her family.