Sharen A Bakke
 Title: Senior College Lecturer
 Dept: Information Systems
 Office: BU 333
 Phone: 216-875-9803
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 333, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
User Acceptance of Technology, Privacy and IT Use, Designing User Interfaces, Human Factors and IT
Ph.D., Management and Information Science, Kent State University, 2006
M.B.A., Kent State University, 2001
B.A., Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana, 1983
B.S., Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, 1977
Brief Bio:
Dr. Sharen Bakke is a Senior College Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems. She has served as the coordinator of the Information System Co-Operative program since its inception in October 2012. The first cohort of seven students was in the field in July 2013. Students have been placed at Bendix, the Cleveland Clinic, Eaton Corporation, Harley Davidson Dealer Systems, Hyland, Lubrizol,  MTD Products, Parker Hannifin, Progressive, Sherwin Williams, Timekeeping Systems, Westfield Insurance and other organizations within Northeast Ohio. Several co-op students leveraged their co-op experience into full-time positions.
Honors and Awards:
Distinguished Paper Award
ISECON Conference
November 2006

Outstanding MBA Student
Kent State University

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) ranking
Toastmasters International
Research Interests:
Tha Nature and Impact of Privacy Concerns on the Use of Information Technology
The Interaction of Personal Control and Perceived Invasion of Privacy and Its Impact on Intention to Use Information Technologies.
Teaching Areas:
1. Knowledge Management
2. IT for Competitive Advantage
3. Systems Analysis and Design
4. Business Statistics
Professional Affiliations:
Academy of Management
Association for Information Systems
Decision Sciences Institute
Professional Experience:
1996 - 1999
Product Support Analyst
Trans Union Employment Screening Services
Cleveland, OH

1987 - 1996
Systems Facilitator/Account Executive
Ecotran Corporation
Cleveland, OH