Jeanette Francis

Associate Professor, Computer Management Systems

Office Location:

International Business Center

Room 346


Phone: +1 561-237-7004

Fax: +1 561-237-7014

Professional Profile:

Jeanette D. Francis is an associate professor with more than 18 years of experience teaching at the university level. She publishes in the areas of electronic commerce, management information systems and international business. She has published more than 15 scholarly articles and innumerable proceedings.


B.A., Southern California College
M.B.A., United States International University
Ph.D., United States International University

Teaching Philosophy:

The first duty of the teacher is to generate a love for the subject on the part of the student. While Jeanette Francis as a teacher must thoroughly cover the core area of instruction, she feels that she must encourage her students to develop greater depths of understanding and be passionate about the topics at hand. In her online classes she stimulates her students to bring up real life and current situations to illustrate important points. A teacher must emphasize application, creative thinking and development of ideas, and not weigh the course down with transmission of information, as nowadays information is freely available. A teacher must also emphasize the skills of learning on their own, as change is rapid in the information age and students must learn to learn. Finally, Francis believes that a teacher must create an environment of mutual trust and confidence in the class so that students know that they can be wrong in classroom interaction, and that this is a necessary step in learning.

Teaching Specialties:

Management information systems
Electronic commerce technologies
Web site design, HTML
Decision support systems and expert systems
Managerial electronic commerce
Computer systems and microcomputer applications in business
Management principles
Technology and innovation

Areas of Scholarship:

  • Electronic commerce
  • Management information systems
  • International business
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