Dr. John M. Borton
Professor, Computer Information Systems
Phone: (719) 549-2095
Ph.D. Information systems (
Dissertation Title: “Information Technology Adoption and Implementation: A Longitudinal Multi-method Case Study”
M. S. Research and Statistical Methodology, June 1982
Emphases: Computer Information Systems & College Student Personnel Administration
B.A. Education - Social Studies/Mathematics, May 1973
Professor of Computer Information Systems, July 2006 - present
Professor/Department Chair, Computer Information systems, 2001-2006
Associate Professor/Department Chair, Computer Information systems, 1994-2001
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Technology 1983-1994
Responsible for the administrative coordination of the Computer Information systems program with approximately 140 undergraduate student majors, seven full-time faculty, and five adjunct faculty. Areas of teaching specialty include: Data Base Management Systems, Operating Systems, PC Architecture, Introduction to CIS, and Microcomputer Applications. Current research interests are related to the adoption and implementation of computer systems in a business environment, active learning methodologies in the IS classroom and IS curriculum development.
Teaching/Research Assistant, 1990-1993
Project Manager, Oracle Support Services, Western Division, 1999-2000
Responsible for analysis of performance data for a division that consisted of over 200 Oracle employees. Authored the division FY 1999 End-of-year Performance report and the FY 2000 Mid-year Performance report. Both reports were distributed across the Oracle Support International Organization. Authored two additional internal Oracle reports on specific performance issues within the organization.
Obtained extensive Oracle training resulting in the completion of the five Oracle courses necessary to receive the Oracle Certified Database Administration certification.
Data Base Administrator/ Systems Analyst III. 1982-1983
Assistant Director of Financial Aid, 1979-1982
Financial Aid counselor, 1977-1978
Admissions and Community Relations Representative, 1976
Director of Financial Aid 1975
Borton, John M. and Lassila, Kathy S. “Partnering for IT Program Excellence at a Regional University”, a chapter in Managing IT/Community Partnerships in the 21st Century, a book edited by Dr. Jonathan Lazar, Idea Group Publishing, December 2001.
Borton, John M. “The Changing Face of Software Support: The Impact of the Internet on Customer Support and Support Personnel”, Proceedings (refereed) of the 2001 SIGPRC Conference, San Diego, California, April 2001.
Borton, John M. “Information Technology Adoption and Implementation: A Proposed Model For Research”, Proceedings (refereed) of the 2001 Conference of the Western Decision Support Institute, Vancouver, Canada, April, 2001.
John M. “MetaLink and Customer Self-Service Analysis,
Oracle Western 8i
John M. “Gold Customer Support: An
Analysis of Gold Severity 1 TARs, Oracle Rocky
Lassila, Kathy S. and Borton, John M. “Managing Information Technology for Performance: Information Systems Education for Executives, Proceedings (refereed) of the1998 International Academy of Information Management Conference, Helsinki, Finland, December, 1998.
Borton, John M. and Brancheau, James C. “Does an Effective Information Technology Implementation Process Guarantee Success?” in IFIP Transactions A:45 Computer Science and Technology, Proceeding of the IFIP TC8 Working Conference on Diffusion, Transfer & Implementation of Information Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, October 11-13, 1993, Levine, Linda (Ed.), Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., North-Holland, 1994, pp. 159-178.
John M. “Information Technology Adoption and Implementation: A Longitudinal
Multi-method Case Study,” Doctoral Dissertation,
Borton, John M. “Active Learning in the University Classroom”, Colorado Accounting Faculty Symposium, Pueblo, Co, October 2006. (Presentation Evaluation 4.8/5.0)
John M. Workshop -Sea
Kayak Navigation and Trip Planning, Association of Experiential Education
Borton, John M. “Sea Kayak Navigation”, Wilderness Education Association National Conference, Estes Park, CO, February 2005.
Borton, John M. and Zeis, Charles “ College of ASET Marketing Survey Results, “University of Southern Colorado, school of Business, Faculty Research Forum, December 1994.
John M. “Multi-method Designs:
“Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Case Study
John M. “Information Systems Education: Are We Meeting the Needs of
presentation, Data Processing Management Association,
John M. “Multimethod
Designs in IT Implementation Research.” Invited presentation,
John M., Iacono, Suzanne, and Markus, M.Lynne “Longitudinal and Retrospective
Research Designs in IT Implementation Research,” panel presentation at The
Diffusion of Information Technology Research Group (DIGIT) Workshop,
John M. “Interpreting Multi-method Data: The Quantitative Limits and the
John M. “Information Technology Adoption and Implementation: A Longitudinal
Case Study, Initial Findings” The
Borton, John M. “ Encouraging Critical Thinking in the Classroom” USC Faculty Development Workshop, January 1989.
NSF - SSTEM Grant, Co-PI, August 2006, $500,000. Grant Title: Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at CSU-Pueblo. Grant will fund approximately 30 4-year, $5000 scholarships for recruitment of students into the STEM disciplines (including CIS).
CIS Computer Network Lab Grant –CSU-Pueblo Student Technology Fee award ($30,479), 2005
Virtual Team-Building course development grant – CSU-Pueblo ITAC ($2400), 2004
Computerized Classroom Grant –CSU-Pueblo Student Technology Fee award ($7500), 2003
NSF – CSEMS Grant, August 2001, $495,000. Co-PI for grant awarded to fund 130 junior and senior student scholarships over a 4-year period. Students majoring in Computer Information Systems, Engineering and Mathematics were considered for the scholarships.
Colorado Institute of Technology, CIS Evening and Summer Program Support Grant, June 2001, $111,000. Grant awarded to expand and publicize the CIS evening and summer programs to increase the number of CIS graduates by improving access to the CIS BS degree program.
Institute of Technology, IT Computer and Technology
Colorado Department of Corrections, Student Intern Grant, ($25,000), 1999-2002.
Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Information Technology, Student Intern Contract Award, ($100,000), 1996-2000.
Network Lab/Classroom Equipment Upgrade Technology Fee Grant, USC, ($5486), 1998-99.
Multimedia Presentation Facility Technology Fee Grant, USC, ($9000), 1998-99 (with Huff and Carrasco).
Network Lab/Classroom Equipment Upgrade Technology Fee Grant USC, ($3000), 1997-98.
Multimedia Presentation Computer Cart Technology Fee Grant, USC, ($5400), 1996-97.
Network Lab/Classroom Equipment Upgrade Technology Fee Grant, USC, ($10,000), 1996-97.
Network Lab Technology Fee Grant, USC, ($6000), 1995-96.
Portable Multi-Media Presentation System Technology Fee Proposal, USC, ($3000), 1995-96 (with Carrasco, Cook and Grubbs).
Faculty Scholarly Activity Grant, University of
Teaching Fellowship Award,
WORKING PAPERS AND RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
Borton, John M.
“Virtual Teams: On-line Exercises for Virtual Team Development
”, Working Paper,
John M. and Brancheau, James C. “An Assessment of Information System
Measurement Instruments,” Working Paper,
John M. “Higher Levels of Abstraction in Object-Oriented Modeling: Implications
for Reusability, “Working
John and Nelson, H. James “ Classifying Expert Database Systems, “ Working
Review of textbook “Succeeding in Business with Microsoft ® Access 2003”, Course Technology, 2004.
The Information Society Journal, 1995-96, 1999.
Diffusion Interest Group on Information Technology Workshops (DIGIT), 1993-1997.
Database Journal, 1994-1996.
Management Information Systems Quarterly Journal (MISQ), 1994.
SERVICE / PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Association of Experiential Education – 2003 - present
Wilderness Education Association – 2005 - present
CSU-Pueblo Faculty Advising Center 2001- 2004
Association of Information Systems, Charter Member 1995 – 2002
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 1998 - present
Co-Chair of CIS Faculty Group, CCHE Faculty-to-Faculty Conference, 1995 – 1999
IFIP Working Group, WG 8.6 on Diffusion, Transfer and Implementation of IT 1993-2001
Program Chair, The Diffusion of Information Technology Research Group Workshop 1995
The Diffusion of Information Technology Research Group (DIGIT) 1992-2001
Association of Computing Machinery 1985-1993
ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education 1985-1993
ACM Special Interest Group for the Management of Data 1988-1993
CSU-Pueblo Academic Advising Council, 2003 - 2006
CSU-Pueblo Corporate Cup Committee Director 2003 - 2005
CSU-Pueblo Senior To Sophomore Quality Task Force 2003 – 2006
CSU-Pueblo APR/CPR Task Force 2004-05
CSU-Pueblo Student Fee Task Force 2004-05
CSU-Pueblo Athletics Strategic Plan Task Force 2003-04
CSU-Pueblo Chairs Council 1996-2004
USC Strategic Plan Oversight Committee 2001-2003
USC Strategic Planning Committee 2000-2001
Scholarship Committee (
USC Library Board 2000-2003
Coordinator, CIS Information Technology Lecture Series 1996-1998, 2000, 2001
Vice-President, USC Faculty Senate 1997-1999
USC Faculty Senate Executive Committee 1997 – 1999
USC Faculty Senate 1997 - 1999
Chairman, USC Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable (TLTR) 1998- 1999
USC TLTR Committee 1997 – 1999
USC Financial Aid and Scholarship Board, 1998 - 1999
USC General Education Board 1998 – 1999
USC Student Recreation Fee Committee 1996-98
Chairman, USC Faculty Senate Ad-Hoc Technology Committee 1997-98
USC Presidents Scholarship Committee, 1994-98
Chairman, CIS Faculty Search and Screen Committee 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998
USC Academic Computing Advisory Committee 1985-88, 1995-97
Faculty sponsor, USC DPMA Student Chapter 1993-95
USC Faculty Research Forum Planning Committee, 1994-95
USC Student Services Board 1988-90
USC Affirmative Action Board 1987-90
Faculty Sponsor, USC Student Cycling Club 1987-90
USC Faculty Senate Executive Committee 1986-89
USC Student Success Task force 1987-88
USC Honors Council 1984-87
Education Panel Chair and Moderator October 2005
CSU-Pueblo Winter Orientation Leader 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005
CCHE Faculty-to-Faculty Conference, September 10, 2004
CSU-Pueblo Student Life 3-day Retreat September 3-5, 2004