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Saiid Ganjalizadeh, PhD

Associate Professor
MIS/MISM Program Chair
Dean, School of Computer Information Systems

Dr. Saiid Ganjalizadeh serves as the Dean, Program Chair for MIS and MISM Programs and Associate Professor in the School of Computer Information Systems at Virginia International University. Prior to joining VIU’s faculty, Dr. Ganjalizadeh has been an active member of the Washington DC E-Leaning Advisory Council and Instructional Technologist and led the initiatives in LMS selection, classroom pedagogy assistance, system administrator support, one-on-one faculty development, computer workshops, and beta testing/recommendations for all educational technology at the Catholic University of America. With more than 25 years of experience in academia, distance education, and LMS/Instructional Design, Dr. Ganjalizadeh, oversees the day-to-day operations at the School of Computer Information Systems at Virginia International University. He is also the Vice Chair of the Faculty Assembly as well as the Vice Chair of Faculty Rank Committee at VIU. Dr. Ganjalizadeh received his Ph.D. in Information Technology from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), M.S. in Management Science from University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN), and B.S. in Business Administration (Tehran, Iran). Over the years, he has taught courses in Computer Science, Business, and Library Science at Virginia International University, The Catholic University of America, Northern Virginia Community College, George Washington University, and Southeastern University.

Ph.D. in Information technology, George Mason University, Fairfax

M.S. in Management Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

B.S. in Business Administration, University of Tehran, Iran

  • Management Information Systems
  • Database
  • System Analysis
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Organizational and Social Dimensions of Computing
  • E-Commerce
  • Business Intelligence
  • Systems Analysis
  • Online Education
  • MOOCs
  • Internet of Things
  • CMP 350 Database Concepts
  • CMP 540 IT Fundamentals and Management
  • CMP 552 Information Systems
  • CMP 553 Analysis Modeling and Design
  • CMP 556 Database Management Systems I
  • CMP 622 Database Management Systems II
  • CMP 680 Organizational and Social Dimensions of Computing
  • MIS 550 Information Systems for Library Systems

“Issues of Human Development and Special Education: Students Communicating across Developing and Developed Nations” with Nancy McK. Smith and Sarah Pickert, Presented at the International Association of Special Education (IASE) Conference in Alicante, Spain, July 2009

“Imagining Tomorrow’s Future Today,” with the 2007 EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee, Presented at EDUCAUSE 2007 in Seattle, WA, October 23-26, 2007

“Pioneering New Territory and Technologies,” with Pablo Molina and the 2006 EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee, Presented at EDUCAUSE 2006 in Dallas, TX, October 9-12, 2006

“Tomorrowland; When the New Technologies Get Newer,” with Bonnie Neas and the 2005 EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee, Presented at EDUCAUSE 2005 in Orlando, FL, October 17-21, 2005

“Eggs to Caviar: From WebCT as a Course Tool to Distance Learning in Teaching Nutrition in a Nursing Curriculum,” with Kathleen Buckley, Poster Presentation at the Third Annual WebCT Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, June 23-27, 2001

  • Washington, DC Consortium E-Learning Advisory Council (1999-2006)
  • EDUCAUSE; member of the Evolving Technologies Committee (2004-2007)
  • Computer and Technology Advisor and Instructor for Brothers of Charity, Ghent, Belgium (2004-2013)
  • Vice Chair, Faculty Rank and Promotions Committee
  • Vice Chair, Faculty Assembly
  • Program Advisory Board Member, VIU School of Computer Information Systems
  • Professor of the Year, Virginia International University (2012)

Volunteer Experience – Fairfax County Park Authority:

  • Top Volunteer of the Year, 2009
  • Total Rock Star Volunteer, 2010
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, 2012 and 2013

Virginia International University

School of Computer Information Systems

4401 Village Drive Second Floor

Fairfax, VA 22030