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Brian Cameron, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs
Clinical Professor of Management Information Systems

The Pennsylvania State University

Brian Cameron is the Associate Dean for Professional Master’s Programs and Clinical Professor of Management Information Systems at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. As Associate Dean, he is responsible for the development, administration, and strategic direction of the professional graduate programs offered by the college. This portfolio includes the resident and executive MBA programs, the Master’s of Accounting and Supply Chain Master’s programs, and new graduate certificates and professional graduate degree programs.

Brian joined Smeal in 2014 after 12 years in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) where he served as the Executive Director of the Center for Enterprise and the Program Director for the Master of Professional Studies in Enterprise Architecture. In this role, Brian worked with a wide variety of corporations and government bodies such as Accenture, AT&T Wireless, Avaya, Boeing, EMC², Lockheed Martin, MITRE, National Security Agency (NSA), Oracle, Raytheon, U.S. Marine Corps, and many others. 

He was awarded the first Excellence in Outreach and Scholarship Award from the College of Information Sciences and Technology in 2014.  Brian was the recipient of the IST Faculty Member of the Year Award (2004) and the George McMurtry Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award (2004).  He was also a finalist for the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance’s Olympus Innovation Award in 2005.

Dr. Cameron has designed and taught a large number of graduate and executive education online and face-to-face courses in areas including enterprise technology strategic planning, strategic alignment, enterprise technology leadership and decision making, information technology innovation, enterprise architecture, enterprise integration, portfolio management, information technology governance, and may others.  He is consistently ranked as a top teaching faculty member for professional audiences.

Accomplishments have led to invitations to speak internationally in venues that include the White House Conference Center, The World CIO Forum, The Office of the CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense, The National Association of State CIOs, and many other professional organizations and corporations.  Dr. Cameron received the Career Achievement Award in 2011 from the Network Professional Association (NPA) for efforts related to the founding of the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO), the building of the Center for Enterprise Architecture, and associated service to the profession.  Past recipients this award include the Tadao Saito, CTO of Toyota; Joseph Sifer, Senior Vice President,  Booz Allen Hamilton; and Ted Thompson, CIO of the American Red Cross.

Cameron is a member of the Professional Education Standards Committee of the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), a member of the Global Industry Council (United Nations Affiliated), a member of the Board of Trustees for the Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession, a founding board member of  the Business Architecture Guild, the founding president of the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations, a founding member of the MITRE Enterprise Architecture Body of Knowledge Governing Board, a Co-chair of the Academic Alliance Committee for the Special Interest Group on Enterprise Architecture for the Industry Advisory Council of the U.S. Federal Government, and a member of the editorial review boards for the Journal of Enterprise Architecture, the International Journal on Cyber Behavior, Psychology, and Learning, the Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management, the Journal of Information Systems Education, and the International Journal on E-Learning.