Steven B. Creason

Assistant Professor in the Management Information Systems

Metropolitan State University

Professional Preparation


Juris Doctorate, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN, 1989


MBA, Management Information Systems, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul MN 2002


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 1985




2002 to Present:  Assistant Professor, Management Information systems, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, MN 

1996 –2002: Technical Manager, Accenture (formally Andersen Consulting), Minneapolis, MN   

1993 –1996: Director of Information Technology, UsaNet, Inc., Algonac, MI

1990 Admitted to the Federal Bar.

1989 Admitted to the Minnesota Bar



Paravastu, N, D. Gefen, and S. Creason, "A Technology Trust Set of Constructs and Its Application to Internet File Sharing" Submitted to The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems (2009).Work-in-progress

Creason, S. B. (2009). A Management Perspective: Managing Distributed Systems. Minneapolis: College of Management, Metropolitan State University.  ISBN 978-1-936203-38-3

Creason, S. B., & Khan, F. (2009). A Practical Approach to Assessing Security Risks. Minneapolis: Metropolitan State University. ISBN A978-1-936203-37-6

Nemani, R., & Creason, S. B. (2009). Research Methodologies used in Knowledge Management: A literature review. Minneapolis: Metropolitan State University, College of Management. ISBN 978-1-936203-38-3

Creason, S, Nemani, R. (2009). Research Methodologies used in Knowledge Management: A literature review (Peer Reviewed). Proceedings of the Fourth Midwest United States Association for Information Systems Conference, Madison, SD: Midwest Association for Information Systems.

Creason, S. B. (2008). “Assessing MIS Education: Changing at the Speed of Business”. (Peer Reviewed)  Conference 2008. Nashville, TN: Cengage.

Creason, S. B. (2006). Business Continuity in Practice. ( Invited). St. Paul, MN: Minnesota High Tech Association.

Creason, S. B. (2005). How to Build a Mobile Architecture. (Referreed). Mankato, MN: Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Creason, S. B. (2007). Legal Issues in Data Privacy. SAFE Workshop Proceedings. Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis Community and Technical Collge.

Creason, S. B. (2004). Mcommerce Opportunities. Course Technology Annual Conference ( Referreed). San Antonio, TX: Course Technology.

Creason, S. B. (2002). The Next Generation of Networks. First Annual Telecommunications Conference (Peer Reviewed) . Murray, KY: Center for Telecommunications Systems Management.

Creason, S. B. (2003). Mobile Technology Trends. Second Annual Telecommunications Conference (Invited Speaker). Louisville, KY: Center for Telecommunications Systems Management.


(iv) Synergistic Activities 1995 - 2002

Budget responsibility for Operations of LaunchNow project including systems and network design and implementation, security, capacity planning and job scheduling, leading an international team operating in Manila, Minneapolis and Cincinnati.


Responsible for day to day operations of LaunchNow project including systems and network design and implementation, security, capacity planning job scheduling, and outsourced services in a multi-site international environment with locations in Manila, Minneapolis and Cincinnati.


Managed software migration, configuration management, for AT&T Local Service Activation Management project leading a team of 8 to 10 people in a multi-site, multi-release software environment;  Developed and maintained the operations architecture and provided a general assessment of operational readiness in a UNIX, NT and Oracle environment in Minneapolis.


Lead the USPS TACS performance team to perform benchmarking for a distributed reporting application using UNIX and Oracle in the USPS WAN environment.


Lead the evaluative effort of the Network Integration Services Team (NIST) to find performance, fault and event management best in class products during the development of a suite of tools used to manage enterprise size data and voice networks.


Technical coordinator on the Wisconsin Electric project working on the Customer Service Support system in charge of moving the development and production effort from Minneapolis to Milwaukee.  Responsible for implementing the Logical Network Management structure including performance monitoring, fault management and reporting of Unix, NT and Sybase using SMNP in a TCP/IP environment.


Lead the effort on the NSP project of performing a systems review of the environment and consolidating servers, rolling out DHCP, upgrading SQL servers from 4.x to 6.0, upgrading servers from NT 3.51 to 4.0, upgrading SMS from 1.0 to 1.2 and upgrading workstations from NT 3.51 to 4.0.


Assigned to the Intel team, a competency group that focused on Intel technologies and software. Some of his job responsibilities included rolling out Microsoft Exchange to a 700 user organization, support and implementation of Notes 3.x and 4.x, support and rollout of Windows 95, support of NT 3.51 and 4.0 workstations and servers, support of Novell 3.12 and migration from Novell to NT, support OS/2 server as an operating environment for Notes 3.x, tested NT 4.0 beta and release including Microsoft Information server, created web pages using HTML, ActiveX and FrontPage.


Assigned to the Minneapolis solution center, the internal operational support apparatus for the Minneapolis Solution Office. Served as part of a team responsible for supporting over 700 users on a variety of platforms including UNIX, Windows (3.1 and 95) and Windows NT workstations.  The team also supported Microsoft Office Professional, Netscape and Internet Explorer, Novell and NT user accounts and directory access and a variety of proprietary and custom software applications.

Designed and managed an Internet Service Provider in Southeastern Michigan.  Responsible for short and long range planning, as well as oversight responsibility for implementing dial-up access, customer support, web design, e-mail, newsgroups, chat, training, sales and advertising.



Collaborations & Other Affiliations


Committee Co-Chair                           Computer Forensics Conference

Committee Co-Chair                           SoBis Conference

Speaker Selection Committee             Secure360 Conference

Board Member                                    Children’s Heritage Foundation

Member                                               Minnesota and Federal Bar