Donald Gustafson

Assistant Professor, Business Administration, Management/Information Systems

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  • ATHS, Rm.E249
Donald Gustafson


  • A.L.M. Management - Harvard University
  • Graduate Certificate – Supply Chain Management - The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. Information Systems - Drexel University
  • Post Graduate Certificate – Computer Studies - Northwestern University
  • B.S. Finance and Business Economics - Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • B.A. Economics - Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor – Pennsylvania College of Technology - Currently teaching Management, Accounting, and HR Information Systems, Managerial Economics, Project Management and general business courses.
  • Adjunct Instructor – The Pennsylvania State University – taught MIS course
  • Instructor – United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, U.A.E., - Taught basic mathematics, algebra, linear systems, problem solving, statistics, precalculus, computer applications, programming and software development

Work Experience

  • Instructor / Senior Consultant - Idea Integration – Taught Microsoft and Sybase certified courses, custom Java and Web Application development courses, and consulted on technology training solutions
  • Senior Technical Training Consultant – Productivity Point International - Taught certified technical courses as well as customized courses and performed technical support
  • Research Assistant – Economic Analysis and Planning Department - Chicago Board of Trade - Worked in the Agricultural Group assisting in information gathering and statistical analysis of historical futures and cash prices and other economic data
  • Cash Department Manager – Rosenthal Collins Group - Responsible for $120 - 150 million in over 15,000 customer accounts and over 90 bank accounts and for the supervision of all daily departmental activities and staff.
  • Full Member / Independent Floor Trader – MidAmerica Commodity Exchange, Chicago, IL


  • The 4th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT '06
    Studies on Abstractions with Storyboarding and Metrics in Prototype Development Projects
    Ryan Zimmerman, Donald Gustafson & Asesh Das
  • The 10th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2006
    Storyboarding Leads To Prototype Studies on CMMI Level 2
    Ryan Zimmerman, Donald Gustafson & Asesh Das

Professor Gustafson has earned numerous certifications related to his fields of interest, including being a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Systems Engineer, Developer, and Product Specialist; a certified Sun Technical Instructor and Programmer (Java 1.1, Jav2); a Prosoft Certified Intructor and Internet Webmaster; an IBM Certified Specialist for IBM WebSphere Application Server Standard, Advanced, and Advanced Single Server; an IBM Certified Solutions Expert for IBM WebSphere Studio Profesionnal or Advanced; a Sybase Certified Instructor and Adaptive Server Administrator Associate; as well as a CompTia A+ Service Technician.