Gayle J. Yaverbaum, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Information Systems, School of Business Administration

Dr. Yaverbaum began her career as a systems analyst for the Pennsylvania State Legislature. She joined the faculty of Penn State Harrisburg in 1977 and concurrently completed her Ph.D. From 1984 to 1988, Dr. Yaverbaum was a member of the faculty at Temple University in the Division of Computer and Information Sciences. She subsequently returned to the Penn State system in 1989.

Dr. Yaverbaum has extensive consulting experience with business and government agencies. Her current interests are in curriculum development and learning methods. She serves on the National Computing Accreditation Commission for ABET and regularly evaluates university programs in information systems.

Additionally, Dr. Yaverbaum is well known in the field for contributions to various professional journals and positions in several national associations. She has co-edited a book entitled, Information Technology Resources Utilization and Management: Issues and Trends and co-authored, Microcomputer Applications for Managers: A Hands On Approach. Research contributions have appeared in well- known journals in her field including: Journal of Educational Multimedia on Hypermedia, Journal of Information Systems Education, MIS Quarterly, Information and Management, and Communications of the ACM.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Association for Information Systems
  • Associate for the Advancement for Computing in Education
  • Information systems management
  • Technology and education
  • Expert systems

B.B.A..; M.P.A.; M.A.; Ph.D. (Temple)