DAVE NORWOOD portrait
  • Game Day Analytics Challenge Chair, Ois Operations & Info Systems
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Ois Operations & Info Systems
  • MSCM Supervisory Committee Member, Ois Operations & Info Systems
  • Senator, University of Utah - Academic Senate,
  • MSIS Capstone Director, Ois Operations & Info Systems
  • Senate Personnel & Elections Committee

Current Courses

Summer 2024

  • IS 4440-090
    Networking and Servers
  • IS 4440-301
    Networking and Servers
  • IS 6802-001
    MSIS Capstone 1
  • IS 6802-091
    MSIS Capstone 1
  • IS 6802-291
    MSIS Capstone 1
  • IS 6803-001
    MSIS Capstone Project
  • IS 6803-091
    MSIS Capstone Project
  • IS 6803-291
    MSIS Capstone Project

Spring 2024

Fall 2023

Entrepreneurial Experience

  • Stratus IT Group. 09/01/2012 - 10/01/2015. Employees: 5.
    Comments: Co-founder
  • Trusted Network Solutions. 07/01/2005 - 12/31/2020. Employees: 8.
    Comments: President and Founder, company acquired by VLCM in October of 2020.

Professional Organizations

  • AIM AI-SIG (Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group) -Weekly meetings with Utah AI innovators to share best practices and network. 12/01/2023 - present. Position : Member.
  • US Department of Energy (Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response) - Advanced Cybersecurity Technology Prize judge, serve as an expert reviewer of submissions. 10/02/2023 - present. Position : Member.
  • AIM SEC-SIG (Security Special Interest Group) -Bi-monthly meetings with Utah cybersecurity leaders to share best practices and network. 04/12/2017 - present. Position : Member.
  • VARNEX IT Service and Solution Provider Community. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2020. Position : Member.
  • Association of Information Managers (AIM) -Monthly meetings with Utah IS leaders to share best practices and network. 01/01/2007 - present. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy

*Lecture is still needed
   Key for introductory courses
*Practical application backed by theory
*Hands-on assignments tie it all together
*Active learinng key (poll questions, open discussions, etc.)
*More knowledge sitting down than standing
   Students encouraged to share and participate

Courses I Teach

  • IS 4410 - Information Systems
    Overview of the role and use of information systems to support individual, group, and business decision-making. Includes coverage of technology’s role in supporting the decision-making process of business.
  • IS 4440 (undergrad) and IS 6640 (graduate) - Networking and Servers
    An introduction to the design, operation, and management of IT systems including Windows Server, cloud services, and networking. This course provides instruction in data communications and computer network definitions, concepts, and principles, including (but not limited to); topologies; protocols; standards; and fundamental concepts related to data communication networks, such as routers, switches, and cabling; Windows Server technologies including Server install and configuration, Active Directory, DHCP/DNS, and Group Policy Objects. This technology-intensive course includes hands-on labs working with networks, Windows Server, and cloud services. It prepares students to make intelligent and informed decisions about data network design/management, by analyzing the benefits, drawbacks, effects, tradeoffs, and compromises related to various data communication technologies. You will learn how to make policy, design, and installation decisions.
  • IS 6596 - MSIS Capstone Project
    The Capstone Project is a course taken over three consecutive semesters at the end of the student’s MSIS program. The course involves the completion of a complex information systems project as a team member under the supervision of an OIS faculty member. The objective of the project is to allow the student to integrate knowledge obtained from individual courses into solving a practical technology problem, and to establish to a career plan. The course covers the selection, execution and reporting of a project of individual interest to the student.

Teaching Projects

  • Feedback Fruits Production Deployment. Project Lead: Dave Norwood. Collaborators: Jeff Webb, Chong Oh, James Harris. DESB 01/02/2023 - 08/31/2023. Total Budget: $11,500.00.
  • Feedback Fruits Formal Pilot. Project Lead: Dave Norwood. Collaborators: Chong Oh, Jeff Webb, James Harris. DESB 08/01/2022 - 12/31/2023. Total Budget: $5,000.00.
  • Feedback Fruits Proof of Concept. Project Lead: Dave Norwood. Collaborators: Jeff Webb, Chong Oh, James Harris. Teaching and Learning Technologies 05/11/2021 - 08/01/2022.
  • Polling Software POC. Project Lead: Dave Norwood. Personal 01/19/2018 - 05/03/2019. Total Budget: $349.00.

Student Projects

  • 1118-B Ace Recycling - API, Scorecard, and Reports . Andy Adamson, CONNOR LYNN BRYNER, Jared Kujawa. 06/15/2020 - 12/18/2020

Other Classes I Teach

IS&T 3620 - Networks & Data Communications II (Weber State University)

IS&T 3610 - Networks & Data Communications I (Weber State University)