College of Natural and Computational Sciences

DONALDINE (Dolly) E. SAMSONDolly Samson

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

Also Assistant President, International Programs at
Stamford International University
16 Motorway Rd, Prawet, Bangkok 10250

Mobile: +66 (0) 83 134 4472; email:


Ph.D.                      George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 1988 Information Technology

MBA                      University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1976 Quantitative Methods

BS                           University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1974 Mathematics

Teaching Experience


2008-present        Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Technology, Acting Director, International MBA Program, and Asst. President for International Programs, Stamford International  University, Bangkok, Thailand.  Courses taught: Introduction to Information Systems, Machine Organization, Introduction to Computer Systems, Service-Oriented Architecture, Computer Programming I, II, and III, Database Management Systems,  Operating Systems, Computer  Applications in Business, Information Technology, E-Commerce (MBA), Management Information Systems (MBA)

2007                       Technology Educator of the Year, Pacific Technology Foundation

2002-2008            Hawai’i Pacific University, Professor and Department Chair, Computer Science/Computer Information Systems Department. Courses taught: Data Communications, Operating Systems, and Management Information Systems, Corporate Information Systems, Hardware and Software, Java I and II, C++ I and II, Mobile Applications, C# Programming.

1989-2002            Weber State University, Ogden Utah, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Information Systems &Technologies.  Courses taught:  Management Information Systems, Expert Systems and Decision Support Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, Data Communications, C Programming, Java Programming, COBOL Programming, Operating Systems, Information Technology for Management (graduate), Global Issues in IT, IS&T Senior Seminar, Strategic Planning for IT (graduate), e-Business, Wireless Application Development, IT in the Enterprise (graduate).

1986-1987             Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas, Virginia, Information Systems Dept.

1979-1986             University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Management Science Department 

Research Experience

2008 - present      eBook/eText adoption and integration, funded by Stamford International University

1996-1998                  Project Manager, U.S. Japan Center - Softopia, Japan

1997                       Electronic Publishing, ESPRIT, The Netherlands

1996                       Visiting Scholar, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

1990, 1991           NASA Summer Faculty Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California

1988-1989             Project Manager, SONEX Enterprises, U.S. Army Research contract

1986-1988             Doctoral Research, funded by Virginia Center for Innovative Technology

Industry Experience

2008                       Web Advisor, Thailand Exposition & Convention Center, Hua Hin/Cha Am

2001-2007            Board of Directors, Mid-Pacific Data & Wireless (WLAN provider on Kauai)

1999-2002            Consultant, Rare & Dear (an Oracle consultancy)

1999                                  Logio (an internet startup, during a one-year sabbatical leave)

1978-1986            Database Administrator, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1976-1978            Lead Analyst, Sherwood & Roberts Real Estate, Seattle, Washington

1972-1973            Programmer, Logicon Corporation, San Pedro, California

Selected Publications and Presentations

"Object-oriented requirements definition: closing the disconnect," Proceedings  IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, pp. 217-221, October, 1988.

"A knowledge-based requirements system," Proceedings 27th ACM Annual Technical Symposium, Gaithersburg, MD, pp. 91-96, June, 1988.

Automated Assistance for Software Requirements Definition, Ph.D. Dissertation, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 1988.

"REQSPERT: Automated test planning from requirements," Proceedings 1st Conference on Systems Integration, April, 1990.

"Test planning from requirements: A classification approach," Information  Systems Prototyping and Evaluation Quarterly Report, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, pp. 33-37, June 1990.

"Inserting critical thinking in the systems analysis curriculum," Proceedings 32nd Mountain Plains Conference, pp. 231-239, Ogden, Utah, October, 1990.

"Development of a requirements classification scheme for automated support of software development," Proceedings 1st ASIS/ SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop, pp. 149-153, Toronto, November 1990.

"Introducing administrative computing to an African university," The Software Practitioner, pp. 6; 23-25, May 1992.

"Working smarter with the Internet," Crosstalk, pp. 39-43, Jan 1993.

"Knowledge-based test planning," The Journal of Systems and Software, March 1993.

"Computer collaboration support for software process improvement," presented at the Software Technology Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 1993.

"A mobile student computer lab," presented at Andrew Seybold's Mobile Computing Conference, Atlanta, October 1995.

"Barriers to Electronic Commerce," presented at Asahi University, Toyohashi, Japan, July 1996.

“Web-based Commerce: Options and Obstacles”, presented at the 6th International Forum on Technology Management, Amsterdam, October 1996.

“Consequences of the Internet for the printing industry,” invited speaker, Royal Printers’ Society, Netherlands, March 1997.

With Takashi Okuda, “International Internet-based Project Collaboration: A Case Study”,  IPCC ’97, Salt Lake City, October, 1997.

“Future Directions in Electronic Commerce,” invited speaker, Electronic Commerce Symposium, Groningen, Netherlands, October, 1997.

“Finance on the Web,” invited speaker, Henley Management College, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, January, 1998.

"Weber State University Online", Int'l. Forum on Technology Management, Grenoble, France, October, 1998.

"Twenty years with the Internet: Lessons Learned," New Horizons in Industry and Education Int'l. Conference, Santorini, Greece, September, 1999.

"Administrative Impact of Online Instruction," invited speaker, University of Napoli, Italy,  December, 1999.

“Post-mortem of a Dot.Com Failure”, Int’l. Forum on Technology Management, Vienna, Austria, November, 2000.

“Classrooms without Faces: A Synchronous Online Teaching Experience,” New Horizons in Industry and Education Int’l. Conference, Milos, Greece, September 2001.

“Online Realtime Training with Hewlett Packard’s Virtual Classroom”, Int’l. Forum on Technology Management, Bangalore, India, November, 2001.

“Online Instruction with Hewlett-Packard’s Virtual Classroom: Fachhochschule Vorarlsberg, Dornbirn Austria (May 31, 2002) and Universite La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France, June 26, 2002.

“eText Revolution?,” WorldComp ’08 Congress, Las Vegas, USA, July 14-17, 2008.

"A Note on OneNote," Stamford Journal, December 2010 (forthcoming)

Professional Activities

Programme Committee, New Horizons in Business and Education, Greece, August 2011.

External Examiner, Computer Science Program, Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur, 2008-2011.

Contributor to eBook Operating System Concepts with Java, Silberschatz et al (Wiley, 2008)

Visiting Professor, Management Information Systems, English-MBA program at National Economics University, Hanoi, 2006, 2007, 2010

Board of Directors, Hawaii Telecommunications Association, 2004-2007  (President 2005-2006)

Online Teaching Presentation, June 26, 2002, University La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France.

Online Teaching Presentation, May 31, 2002, Fachhochschule Vorarlsberg, Dornbirn, Austria.

Developed web sources for Information Technology for Management 3e, Turban, McLean, Wetherbe (Wiley, 2002)

Developed textbook case and web site  for Information Technology for Management 4e, Turban, Rainer, Potter (Wiley, 2004)

Developed textbook web site and interactivities  for Information 3e, Turban, McLean, Wetherbe (Wiley, 2005)

Board of Directors, Mid-Pacific Data & Wireless, 2001 - 2007

Member, Association for Computing Machinery, 1978 – 1999  and 2005-present

Member, IEEE Computer Society, 1986 - 1999

Founding Member, Women in Technology International, Northern Utah Chapter, 1995

Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce, 1990 – 2000

Kauai Chamber of Commerce, 2002-present

Past Chair, Ogden/Weber Chamber Women in Management Committee, 1996

Leadership Academy Executive Committee, 1993

USIA Consultant to University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1992

USIA Consultant to House of Parliament and University of Jordan, Jordan, 1993

USIA Consultant to Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, 1995

Staff , State of Utah booth, CeBIT Computer Exposition, Hannover, Germany, 1995

Board of Directors, Project Success, Ogden, 1992 - 1995

Ogden City Business Development Advisory Committee, 1994

Visiting scholar, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, 1996

Spirit of American Woman Community Award, 1996

Steering Committee, 1996 International Forum on Technology Management (Amsterdam)

Steering Committee, 1997 International Forum on Technology Management (Kyoto)

Steering Committee, 1998 International Forum on Technology Management (Grenoble)

Steering Committee, 2000 International Forum on Technology Management (Vienna)

Steering Committee, 2001 International Forum on Technology Management (Bangalore)

Steering Committee, 2003 International Forum on Technology Management (Shanghai)

Foreign Language: French (conversational)

Other Activities and Awards at Hawaii Pacific University


Frear Technology Center Steering Committee (2002-2007)

University Learning Resources Committee (co-chair 2004-2005)

CIS Program Review Chair (2002-2004)

Other Activities and Awards at Weber State University

Acting Dean, Goddard School of Business & Economics (November-December, 2001)

Search Committee, Dean of Continuing Education (2001-2002)

Hemingway Faculty Vitality Grant ($1750) to develop wireless applications course (2001)

Exemplary Collaboration Award (MBA Program), 2001

Century Institute Scholar, Weber State University (WSU), 1994-present

Department Chair, 1989 – 2000

Exemplary Collaboration Award (WSU Online), 1999

Member, Faculty Board of Review, 1997-1999

Hosted a visiting professor from Vietnam, 1997

Hosted two visiting professors from Germany, 1997

Hinckley Award recipient for outstanding Weber State University professor, 1997 (

U. of Texas El Paso, Asian Business Tour, 1997

Hemingway Faculty Vitality Award (Entrepreneurship on the Internet), 1996

Exemplary Collaboration Award (Hybrid Electric Vehicle Project Team), 1996

Hosted a visiting professor from Australia, 1995

Hosted a visiting professor from Aichi University, Japan, 1994

Chair, WSU Information Technology Policy Committee, 1994-1995

Chair, WSU Strategic Planning Task Force for Information Technology, 1994-1995

Hemingway Faculty Vitality Award (Networking lab), 1993

NATO grant to host a visiting professor from Lithuania, 1993

NSF grant to develop a multimedia instructional lab, 1990

NSF grant to establish Weber State’s Internet connection, 1989

Online Courses

Hawaii Pacific University (using Blackboard and Sympodium):

CSCI 3401 Data Communications

CSCI 3601 Operating Systems

CSCI 3753 Java I

CSCI 3721 C#

CSCI 4921 Management Information Systems

MGMT 6050 Technology Management

Weber State University (using locally developed online infrastructure):

IS&T 3110, Information Technology for Business

IS&T 3530, Systems Analysis & Design

IS&T 3710 Global Issues in Information Technology

IS&T 4410, E-Business Technologies

IS&T 4710, Java Programming

IS&T 4720, Wireless Application Development

MBA 6310, Information Technology in the Enterprise