Professional Bio

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • MBA, Computer Information Systems, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • BS in Forestry Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Regis University, Assistant Professor, Information Systems, Program Coordinator for the M.S. in Database Technologies degree, 2011-present
  • Prior to joining Regis University as a full-time Assistant Professor, Bob was employed by various Fortune 500 companies for 25 years as a DBA and Software Engineer
  • Bob was also an Affiliate Faculty member at Regis University for 10 years

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group
  • Independent Oracle User Group

Research & Scholarship

Dissertation

Ph.D. dissertation research was focused on the resolution of the interoperability gap challenges that exist between Learning Object Repositories & Learning Management Systems using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Publications and Presentations

  • Mason, R., & Ellis, T. (2009). Extending SCORM LOM. Proceedings of the Informing Science & IT Education Conference (InSITE) 2009, 873-875.
  • Mason, R., & Ellis, T. (2010). A Recommendation for the Use of ServiceOriented Architecture (SOA) to Bridge the LMS to LOR Data Movement Interoperability Gap for Education. Proceedings of the Informing Science & IT Education Conference (InSITE) 2010, 43-56.
  • Mason, R., & Ellis, T. (2011). A Research Study to Gather the Functional Requirements for a SOA Middleware Application to Bridge the LMS to LOR Data Movement Interoperability Gap for Education. Proceedings of the Informing Science & IT Education Conference (InSITE) 2011, 339-352.
  • Mason, R., & Ellis, T. (2012). A Research Study for the Development of a SOA Middleware Prototype that used Web Services to Bridge the LMS to LOR Data Movement Interoperability Gap for Education. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology 2012, 351-360.
  • Mason, R. (2013). A Database Practicum for Teaching Database Administration and Software Development at Regis University.  The Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, Volume 12.

Awards & Recognition

  • University of North Texas, Department of Business Computer Information Systems, College of Business, Master’s Information Systems Academic Recognition Award, 1990 & 1991
  • University of North Texas Chapter, Beta Gamma Sigma, 1991
  • University of Tennessee, Alpha Zeta, 1980
  • University of Tennessee, Xi Sigma Pi, 1980
  • University of Tennessee, The Gamma Beta Phi Society, 1979
  • Eagle Scout, 1976