Minerva Eliot Rich, Ph.D.

Teaching Notes

ClassMy favorite topics to teach are the ones that I find most useful or engaging: Techniques of business problem solving, linking technology with organizations, and those that provide insight into difficult issues. For more information on my iteaching, see my teaching statement.

I am the recipient of the Harold Cannon Memorial Award for Undergraduate Teaching in 2005 and the Dean W. Warren Haynes Graduate Teaching Award in 2009. I am sincerly humbled and grateful for this recognition by my colleagues and students.

In 2016-2017 I will teach the following courses:


ITM604 - Databases and Business Intelligence: This MBA course reviews current techniques for database specification, design, and implementation. We will review E-R diagrams, SQL, and touch on warehouse design and NOSQL.

ITM331 - Systems analysis and design

ITM572 - Advanced Programming, using the Python Language. It's a bit of a misnomer, as the course does not assume any previous programming experience. It's design with a slat towards tools useful for business analytics.

ITM624 / PAD624 - Business Dynamics. The use of the tools and perspectices of System Dynamics and Systems Thinking to deconstruct and simulate business and social problems. This course is a personal favorite :)

In past years I have taught classes in Systems Thinking, Ethics, Database Design, Programming, and many other technical and non-technical topics.

Textbook information is available at the UAlbany bookstore website. More information on courses is available to students through Blackboard.




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