Spring W Davidson
124 Fawn Run, Oxford, PA 19363
610-998-1481 (home), 302-932-1656 (mobile)
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
M.B.A., Concentration in Information Technology 2003
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore,MD
B.S., Computer Science 1982
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Instructor - MISY160, MISY225, MISY261, MISY350 2003 - present
Developed syllabus and overall course structure, collaborated on curriculum,
project, and exam development, met with students as needed, and administered
Lecturer – MISY160, MISY261 1996-2003
Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and administered all grades.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company, Wilmington, DE
Planning Specialist 1995 - 1996
Taught the Application Development Methodology (ADM) course. Coordinated all
ADM activities including updates to course material, preparing and analyzing
participant evaluations. Prepared the Information Resources budget including
software changes to the Budget Reporting System.
Accenture (formerly, Andersen Consulting), Philadelphia, PA
Account Manager 1993-1995
Coordinated all project activities between Andersen Data Center in Dallas and
client in Philadelphia; maintained status of all active projects. Prepared all
client billing and financial analysis. Prepared status reports and conducted
status meetings with client. Projects included:
System software implementation plan for 1995
Mainframe problem reporting automation
Automate report distribution
CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), various locations
Senior Analyst, CSC Partners Division, Malvern, PA 1987-1993
CSC Application Development School (Summer 1993)
Conducted intensive eight week training program for new college graduates.
Taught COBOL, JCL, and consulting skills portion of the program. Managed all
aspects of participant evaluation including recommendations for continued
The Franklin Mint (June 1992 -June 1993)
Conducted prototyping workshops utilizing Rapid Application Development
methodology to create a customer fulfillment system. Designed, coded, and
tested programs for this system, using DB2, Telon, COBOL, CICS, and some SQL.
Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Delaware (September 1991 - June 1992)
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Project Leader for small team responsible for developing system to maximize
short term investments with the incentives offered by providers for timely
payment. Responsible for all phases of the life cycle and all corresponding
documentation. Utilized PL/1, COBOL, and IMS/DC.
Bell Atlantic Business System Services, DuPont, SEI (December 1990 -
Coded, tested, and supported inventory and financial systems, using Telon, DB2,
CICS, VSAM, and PL/1.
Health and Administrative Services Division - Black Lung Project
Software Services Manager (January 1990 - December 1990)
Managed eight software developers. Responsible for both software maintenance
and new software development for the Federal Black Lung program.
Environment utilized Microfocus COBOL, CICS, VSAM, and COBOL.
Data Administration Manager (April 1988 - January 1990)
Managed four technical professionals. Responsibilities included configuration
management, data dictionary, technical documentation, data storage and use,
technical training, data set and software security, software quality assurance,
and resource utilization reporting. Wrote the Software Configuration
Management Plan and Handbook. Directed the installation of a 37 station LAN
and directed the enhancement of an automated configuration control system.
Data Dictionary Analyst (March 1987 - April 1988)
Designed and implemented data organization for a large data dictionary and
assured the integrity of various data dictionaries. Created job streams which
allow the data dictionary to be updated automatically with changes made to the
production environment. Created and conducted training for the customer and
technical staff in the use of the data dictionary, DYL -280 (report writer
software), and several IBM utilities. P articipated in independent user group
meetings and attended vendor -sponsored data dictionary training seminars and
"Problem-Solving Cases in Microsoft Access and Excel", Seventh Edition, Monk, Davidson, and Brady,
Course Technology, 2009
Kher, Hemant, Mark A. Serva, Spring Davidson, and Ellen Monk "Leveraging Latent Growth Models to
Better Understand MIS Theory", 2009 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference
American Association of University Professors
Fellow, Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, University of Delaware