Dr. Inge Schmidt is Program Director for Management Information Systems and Health Care Informatics and Co-Director with Dr. Laura Hammel for Social Media. She earned her Ph.D. and M.B.A. from Case Western University and her B.A. from Cleveland State University. Dr. Schmidt is an educator with broad experience in academic and corporate environments, including marketing and market research; customer, order, product and inventory information systems; as well as applications development. She teaches fundamentals of IS, systems analysis, database development, social media, and IS management courses in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. In addition she has developed curriculum for several diverse specialties such as multimedia applications and educational technology. She has served as Coordinator for the Assessment of Student Learning and Self-Study Director for college accreditation. She's a longtime advocate of technology for the classroom, always focused on the potential of each digital tool for concrete improvements in learning. Her experience includes managing faculty technology grants and presenting on various uses of technology. She is currently developing a social media application for her programs to promote a closer sense of community for students, instructors, alumni, advisory board members and selected experts from the fields.
Rob Verner, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Business Department and has served Ursuline College in many roles since his 1995 including Dean of Saturday School and several terms as Chair of the Business Department. He has degrees from Ohio University, Case Western Reserve University, and Kent State University. He is interested in the areas of healthcare policy, the economics of poverty, and the behavioral finance. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate classes in both the MBA program and the Graduate Nursing program.