Professional Bio


  • PhD, MSIS, Telecommunications, Oklahoma State University
  • MS in Engineering/Telecommunications, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • BA in Linguistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Regis University - Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, MS in Systems Engineering & BS in Computer Networking programs, School of Computer & Information Sciences, Denver, CO 2010 to present
  • University of Colorado – Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program, College of Engineering, Boulder, CO, 2009 to 2010
  • University of Denver – 2008 to 2010
    • Adjunct Professor, Information & Communication Technology, University College
    • Curriculum Consultant, Information & Communication Technology, University College
  • Oklahoma State University – Instructor, Management Science & Information Systems, Spears School of Business, Stillwater, OK,  2002 to 2007
  • Nortel Networks & Bell Northern Research, Canada & U S, 1991-2001
    • Manager, Customer Network Planning, Ottawa, ON
    • Manager, Knowledge Partnership Program, Ottawa, ON
    • Senior Consultant, Business & Network Planning, Ottawa, ON
    • Regulatory Consultant, Systems Engineer, BNR, Richardson TX & Ottawa, ON
    • Member of Technical Staff, Systems Engineering Division, BNR, Richardson, TX
  • AGS Information Services, Inc., Contract Software Developer, Database Implemenation, Denver, CO, 1991
  • Cable Television Laboratories, Student Research Assistant, Advertising Technology Research, Boulder, CO, 1991
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 1988 to 1991
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Telecommunications Systems Laboratory
    • Professional Research Assistant, IC Fabrication Laboratory

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • CISCO CCENT Certification
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers since 1991

Research & Scholarship


Studied the effects of Internet communication technologies on disjunctive interpersonal relationships using five years of data on cyberstalking incidents. Effort required significant use of SPSS and knowledge of a variety of multivariate statistical techniques.

Reviewed Publications

  • Barnes, S.D. and Biros, D.P. “An Exploratory Study of Computer Mediated Communications on Cyber Stalking Severity,” Journal of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law, 2007 2(3). 
  • Barnes, Stephen D., “An ISDN Desktop Central Office Switch for Rural & Remote Area Communications.”  Telecommunications, March 1991
  • Barnes, S.D., Biros D.P., Weiser, M., and Romano, N., “Incorporating Information Assurance in Systems Analysis and Design Curriculum,” Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2007.
  • Barnes, S.D. and Biros, D.P. “An Exploratory Study of Computer Mediated Communications on Cyber Stalking Severity,” The 2nd Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law, April 2007.

Awards & Recognition

  • U S Patent 5793857: “Method of Using Dynamic Database to Improve Telephone Number Portability,” 1997. Inventors: Stephen Barnes, James Bartoszewicz, Ronald Schwartz, and Krishnamurthy Giridharagopal.
  • Exemplary Service award for team-teaching a course with a visiting scholar and related activities, MSIS Department, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University.
  • Three Outstanding Student Evaluations Letters of Commendation.
  • MSIS Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate, OSU College of Business.
  • Nortel Networks PRIDE Award for contributions to University Case Competition.
  • Finalist: International Communications Association Student Paper Competition.

Community Involvement & Service

Regis University Service

  • College of Professional Studies, Academic Council, Chair       2011 to present