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BSC Faculty Member Publishes Two Papers in International Journal and Conference Proceedings

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    Wednesday, November 09 2011
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bowling_shannon_dr(Bluefield)—Dr. Shannon Bowling, an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at Bluefield State College, recently submitted two papers that have been accepted for publication in an international journal and international conference proceedings.

The first paper entitled "Teaching Interactively using Web-Conferencing: The Student Perspective," was accepted and presented in the 2011 ASEM (American Society for Engineering Management) annual conference hosted by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. The paper details the steps to be taken to design and build a distance education classroom that can cater to the needs of students for both face-to-face instruction and web delivery of courses simultaneously. The preliminary results obtained from the paper show a high level of student satisfaction with the technology used, along with ease to follow content and ability to communicate with instructor and fellow students. The paper is published in the 2011 ASEM conference proceedings and can be found online at Information pertaining to the conference can be found at

The second paper entitled "Initiative Mapping Methodology for System-of-Systems Applications" describes a quantitative approach to making correct decisions in a complex systems environment where little information is known about the system itself but great consequences may be encountered if a wrong decision is made. This paper appears in the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering and can be found at

Both papers are part of Dr. Bowling's research effort to promote education through the use of technology and a quantitative approach for making correct decisions.