Professional Bio


  • Ph.D. in Education Technology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • MS in Engineering/Telecommunications, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • BA in Economics & Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Regis University, Denver CO, 1996 to present
    • Dean, School of Computer & Information Sciences, 2015
    • Interim Assistant Dean, 2013 to 2015 
    • Chair, Information Systems, 2009 to 2013
    • Program Coordinator MS in Information Technology Management, 2002 to 2013
    • Affiliate Faculty, MS in Computer Information Technology, 1996 to 2002
  • U S WEST  1987 to 2000
    • Communications, Vice President, Network Planning, Denver, CO
    • Advanced Technologies
      • Director – Digital Television Engineering and Development (Directed team to develop and implement new digital television service that competed with cable service offerings).
      • Director – Internet Development
      • (Directed team to design, implement and maintain first Internet service offering for Regional Bell Operating Company)
      • Director – Product Account Management
      • Director – Data Network Design and Engineering
      • Senior Director – Data Communications
      • Director – Lab and Systems Management
      • Member of Technical Staff – Systems Support
    • !NTERPRISE, Director, Video and Multimedia Product Marketing
  • Marine Midland Bank, Analyst Programmer,  Buffalo, NY, 1983 to 1987

Professional Credentials & Memberships


  • ACM (Association of Computing Machinery)
  • ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
  • Association of Information Systems (AIS)
  • American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
  • Colorado Technology Association (CTA)
  • Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB, affiliated with ABET)
  • International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT)
  • Rocky Mountain Information Management Association (RMIMA)
  • Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG)

Research & Scholarship


Exploring Knowledge Visualization, Tools, and Process in Virtual Team Collaborative Problem Solving


Reviewed Publications

  • Ku, H.-Yu, Plantz-Masters, S., Hosler, K., Diteeyont, W., Akarasriworn, C., & Lin, T.-yih. (2012). An Analysis of Educational Technology-Related Doctoral Programs in the United States. In M. Orey, S. A. Jones, & R. M. Branch (Eds.), Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, 36,99-112. New York, NY: Springer New York. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-1305-9.

Reviewed Workshop Publications

  • Plantz-Masters, S. (2013). Knowledge Visualization, Tools, and Processes in Virtual Team Collaborative Problem Solving. Presented at the 2013 36th Annual Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Conference. October 29-November 1, 2013. Anaheim, CA.
  • Plantz-Masters, S. (2009). A Study to Explore Adult Learning Implications of Video Content in an Online Learning Environment. Presented at the 2009 32nd Annual Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Conference. October 28-31, 2009. Louisville, KY.


  • Peer Reviewer for ACM SIG-MIS Computers and People Research 2014
  • Peer Reviewer for the Association for Educational Communication and Technology 2013 Conference: Innovate! Integrate! Communicate!
  • Served as Peer Reviewer for proposals to the Teacher-Scholar Forum at Metropolitan State University, Denver; February 22, 2013.
  • Peer Reviewer for Journal of Information Systems Education since 2012

Community Involvement & Service

University Service

  • Institutional Review Board   Since 2010
  • Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL)
  • School of Professional Studies Retention Committee   2005
  • School of Professional Studies Faculty Development and Evaluation Committee  2006/2007

School of Computer & Information Sciences (SCIS) Since 2007

  • Graduate Learning Assurance Committee, Chair
  • Undergraduate Learning Assurance Committee, Chair
  • SCIS Leadership Council
  • Undergraduate Accreditation Self Study Team

Community Service

  • ABET Computing Accreditation Council (CAC)
    • Commissioner, 2012 to present
    • Program Evaluator, 2007 to present
    • Co-organizer, "All Things Mobile" Conference, Denver, CO.  August 2012