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D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

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Research Fellow 2008–09

Rochelle Brooks

Brooks, RochelleProfessor, Business
rabrooks@viterbo.edu
608-796-3368

Rochelle Brooks is a faculty member in the Dahl School of Business and also teaches courses for the Center for Adult Learning at Viterbo University. She teaches courses in Management Information Systems and Applications, Project Management, Ethics and Technology, Personal Values and Organizational Ethics, Research Methodology for Business, and Business Communications. She is also the research coordinator for Viterbo's 4+1 MBA program. She has earned a master's degree in the Masters in Education-Professional Development program at UW-La Crosse and a Ph.D. from Capella University in Organizational Management with a specialization in Communications Technology.

Following the completion of her Ph.D., she served as an independent contractor for Capella University where she designed a course for the graduate level entitled "Ethical Considerations in Technology Applications." She later served as Subject Matter Expect for the course titled "Ethical and Human Side of Information of Technology" at Capella University and designed a course for Viterbo entitled "Ethics and Technology." Her research interests center around ethical issues presented by information technology in business. Her doctoral dissertation was on privacy policies. Brooks is mentoring a research project for a nursing student who has a minor in management where they are investigating the impact and the challenges of the electronic medical record. She is also studying the impact of ethics training/education in the area of information technology and has been involved in investigating the effectiveness of "Codes of Ethics."

Publications

  • The Development of A Code of Ethics: An Online Classroom Approach to Making Connections between Ethical Foundations and the Challenges presented by Information Technology. American Journal of Business Education, 3(10). October 2010.
  • Implementation of Electronic Medical Records: How Health Care Providers are Managing the Challenges of Going Digital. Journal of Business & Economics Research, 8(6). June 2010.
  • Addressing Ethics and Technology in Business: Preparing Today's Students for the Ethical Challenges Presented by Technology in the Workplace.Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 1(2). Spring 2008.
  • An Imbalance of Power: The Readability of Internet Privacy Policies. Journal of Business & Economics Research, 2(3). March 2004.
  • The Ethics of Data Privacy in an Electronic Marketplace: The Incorporation of Fair Information Practice Principles into Privacy Policies. Review of Business Information Systems. 7(1). Winter 2003.

Presentations

  • International Teaching and Learning Conference, Orlando, Fla., Jan. 5, 2010. The Development of a Code of Ethics: An online classroom approach to making connections between ethical foundations and the challenges presented by information technology.
  • International Applied Business Research Conference, Orlando, Fla., Jan. 4, 2010. Implementation of Electronic Medical Records: How Health Care Providers are Managing the Challenges of Going Digital. Co-authored with Courtney Grotz.
  • Applied Business Research Conference, Orlando, Fla., Jan. 3, 2008. Addressing Ethics and Technology in Business: Preparing Today's Students for the Ethical Challenges Presented by Technology in the Workplace.
  • Capella University Ph.D. Colloquium, Dulles Va., October 2004. An Imbalance of Power: The Readability of Internet Privacy Policies.