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Bruce M. Saulnier

Professor of Computer Information Systems

BS, Defiance College; MS, Georgia Institute of Tech

School of Business


CIS 101

Introduction to Information Systems - Spring 2019

CIS 125

Systems Analysis and Design - Fall 2018

CIS 301

Enterprise Systems - Spring 2019


Computer Information Systems

Phone Number

(203) 582-8579

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Bruce Saulnier is Professor of Computer Information Systems in Quinnipiac's AACSB accredited School of Business. Bruce is Fellow of both the Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG) of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL). He is widely published in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, has been a recipient of Quinnipiac's Excellence in Teaching Award, and was honored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as the 2002 Connecticut Professor of the Year.

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Philosophy "If we want to improve the quality of college teaching, a million workshops on methodology will not be enough. Good teaching does not come from technique. It comes from the identity and the integrity of the teacher." - Parker Palmer; "The biggest and most long lasting reforms of undergraduate education will come when individual faculty or small groups of instructors adopt the view of themselves as reformers within their immediate sphere of influence, the classes they teach every day." - K. Patricia Cross; "A Liberal Education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a Liberal Education is the act of teaching." - A. Bartlett Giamatti; "If you want to be a teacher, you first have to learn how to play hopscotch and hide-and-seek, learn how to watch a snail crawl, blow bubbles, and read "Yertle the Turtle". If you want to be a teacher, listen to a distant train, wiggle your toes in the mud and let it ooze through them, stomp in rain puddles, and be humbled by the majesty of a mountain. If you want to be a teacher, you have to be inspired and inspire. If you want to be a teacher, you have to bring joy into everything, watch in awe a sunset or sunrise, ride on a swing, and respect even a cockroach as a miracle of life. If you want to be a teacher, you have to think silly thoughts, swirl a Tootsie Pop in your mouth. If you want to be a teacher, you have to fall in love every day. If you want to be a teacher, you have to put aside your formal theories, intellectual constructs, axioms, statistics, and charts when you reach out to touch that miracle called the individual human being." - Louis Schmier; "Education is man's going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty" - Author Unknown; "Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O, Divine Master, grant that I may not such much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life." - St. Francis of Assisi

Professional Affiliations

International Society for Exploring Teaching & Learning -- Treasurer (2006 - present)President (2001-03), President-Elect (2000-01), Paper Review Chair (1999-01), Proceedings Editor (1999-00), Board of Directors (1996-04); International Alliance of Teacher Scholars; Association of Information Technology Professionals.