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Dr. Dale Sims

Dean, College of Business

Dr. Dale Sims

I have been a full-time professor at DBU since 1991. For seven years, I taught Computer Science courses. In 1994, I was asked to help create the undergraduate Management Information Systems (MIS) program in the College of Business (COB). After finishing that task, I went back to teaching Computer Science. In 1998, the University requested that I transfer my time and knowledge over to the MIS program. I served as Associate Dean for the COB from December 2011 to June 2013. In January of 2014, I was named Dean of the COB.

Previous to coming to DBU, I worked in a number of different technical positions in several industries. I worked in research and development for a major petroleum company. I was a network and system manager in Houston. I served as a systems analyst/application programmer for the third largest insurance company in the U.S. I designed and supervised the building of computer facilities. I created new types of computing devices and other types of equipment for geologists and geophysicists. I created an online, real-time stock and bond analysis program. I was a knowledge engineer working with AI, specifically expert systems and neural nets. I occasionally do consulting.

My formal education gives me a wide range of interests. I have a Bachelor's degree from a small college in Kansas. I majored in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I have a Master's degree from Houston Baptist University in Human Resource Management. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of North Texas in Information Science. I represented the United States as a Fulbright scholar, teaching in Latvia during 2006. I was named a Piper Scholar in 2011. In 2012 I was named the Outstanding Professor of the Year for the COB. I am listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Who’s Who International of Science and Technology, and in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. In 2007 I was a Visiting Scholar at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania. I am a member of the IEEE, ACM, and Phi Beta Delta and Delta Mu Delta Honor Societies.

Academic Information

I have taught the following courses at DBU:

  • COSC 1301Introduction to Computers
  • COSC 3405Organization and Architecture of the Computer
  • COSC 3406Networks and Telecommunications
  • COSC 4305Computers for Teachers
  • COSC 4308Senior Project in Computer Science
  • COSC 4401Operating Systems
  • MISM 1302Ethical and Human Side of Information Technology
  • MISM 2311Introduction to Business Programming
  • MISM 2312Intermediate Business Programming
  • MISM 3301Principles of Information Systems
  • MISM 3306Introduction to Networks and Telecommunications
  • MISM 3310Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • MISM 3315Database Management Systems
  • MISM 4330Information Systems Projects
  • MISM 6330Systems Analysis and Design
  • MISM 6330Database Management Systems
  • MISM 6335Networks and Telecommunications
  • MISM 6340Information Technology Management

Sometimes people ask me why I came to DBU to teach. The simple answers are that the Computer Science program needed help, and I wanted to use the professorship to share my technical knowledge with the generations coming along behind me. The more complex answer is that I felt called by God to share in the work that He set aside for DBU to accomplish. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve here as a professor.

Having grown up in farming country, I love the great outdoors. I hunt, fish, garden, do carpentry work, and shoot skeet in my spare time (there's not much of that these days).

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