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Sue Metzger - Villanova University. Villanova , PA, US

Sue Metzger Sue Metzger

Professor of the Practice, Information Systems; Faculty Director, VU Women in Tech | Villanova School of Business | Villanova University


Sue Metzger, MS, is an expert in advancing women in technology, mobile app development and entrepreneurship, and enterprise computing.



Sue Metzger Publication






Areas of Expertise (6)


Advancing Women in Technology

Mobile Application Development and Entrepreneurship

Enterprise Computing Including the Cloud

Collaborative Media



Sue Metzger is a solid source to discuss how education and industry can partner to encourage the participation and advancement of women in information technology fields. With decades of industry experience, and as Faculty Director of the Villanova University Women in Tech program, Metzger can speak about what needs to be done to bridge the gender gap in IT from both a business and academic perspective. She also has expertise in mobile application development and entrepreneurship as well as enterprise computing, including the Cloud.

Education (2)

University of Pennsylvania: MSE

Bucknell University: BS

Select Accomplishments (3)

The Wildcat Faculty Crossing Award (professional)

2017 Villanova University Student nominated award given to a faculty member recognized for supporting under-represented and/or first-generation students through their Villanova journey.

The Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Award (professional)

2016 Villanova University Villanova's Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute award conferred annually to recognize a faculty member who demonstrates the spirit of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship that enhances the university.

Gerald Dougherty Teaching Excellence Award Winner (professional)

2014 Villanova University Student-generated and faculty vetted award recognizing excellence in teaching for undergraduate business school faculty.

Select Media Appearances (1)

IT career roadmap: How to become a data scientist



At least a bachelor's degree is required to become a data scientist, and a master's degree is recommended, but it doesn't have to be a degree specifically in data science, says Professor Sue Metzger, an instructor in management information systems (MIS) at Villanova University. There are a number of industries and areas where a data science focus is useful, she adds. "We offer a master's of science in analytics, and we also have a minor in business analytics or data analytics. We've been pretty aggressive getting into the data science and data analytics space, because we know how applicable this area of focus is for a lot of different careers. If you're going into marketing, you have to get that minor. It's also recommended if you're going to be a programmer," Metzger says...

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Select Academic Articles (4)

Mobile App Development: A Cross-Discipline Team-Based Approach to Student and Faculty Learning

The Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship

Kulkarni, Sarvesh S.; Klassner, Frank; Gehlot, Vijay; Dougherty III, E. J.; Metzger, Sue McFarland; Wagner, William P.

2015 Technical courses taught in a university setting are academically rigorous in a given subject area. However, students do not usually get an adequate sense of how the professionals in their field interact with their counterparts in other professions in the real world. The aim of our cross-disciplinary “Mobile App Development” course is to remedy this missed opportunity by providing an opportunity for students and faculty members from three different disciplines (engineering, computer science, and business) to experience and learn the nuances of each other's' fields, while simultaneously introducing the concept of entrepreneurship. Such an unorthodox mix of students sharing a single classroom calls for non-traditional teaching strategies and evaluation techniques. This paper discusses those techniques, the challenges involved in meeting the stated outcomes, and three iterations of refinements in the evolution of the course leading up to its current format.

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AGSOA - Agile Governance for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Systems: A Methodology to Deliver 21st Century Military Net-Centric Systems of Systems

Systems Conference, 2008 2nd Annual IEEE

S. Metzger, R. Beck, E. Sloane, J. Byrnes

October 2007 This paper describes AGSOA, an Agile Governance for Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) that is intended to address many of the inherent challenges faced by implementing the DoD's 21st Century agile net-centric warfare systems using SOAs. The complex interdependencies within SOA-based systems, when combined with DoD's desired agile change capabilities, creates a very complex and open-ended system of systems environment that cannot simply modeled, simulated, verified and/or validated. The AGSOA framework is designed to blend elements of proven agile-style project management methodologies with contemporary SOA governance strategies used in other, less complex industries to yield a more appropriate governance strategy for life- and mission-critical DoD SOA projects.

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PIVOTS: Service Learning at the Science, Theatre & Magic Boundary

Frontiers in Education Conference, 36th Annual

Papalaskari, M.A., Hess, K., Kossman, D., Metzger, S., Phares, A., Styer, R., Titone, Way, T.,Weinstein, R., Wunderlich, F.

ASEE-IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, San Diego, California October 27-31, 2006 The PIVOTS partnership has developed the Science & Theatre Magic Program, a service learning summer program of multidisciplinary, magic-themed science exploration. Faculty participants mentor teenagers, who in turn create and stage a day-long adventure that brings younger children from Philadelphia by train to an "American school of magic." The creation of the magic school gives powerful expression to the youth voice inherent in the service learning paradigm: ownership of the design in the context of meaningful service sparks active learning. The result is a memorable, science-inspired, interactive educational performance that connects the diverse populations of teens and the children served in an immersive urban and suburban setting. The program makes significant inroads in realizing the PIVOTS ultimate goals of engaging students in highly motivational multidisciplinary STEM programs and activities that promote positive images of STEM professionals and thus attract and retain interest in STEM careers

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Better Management of Change Requests with Extended Transport Control

SAP Professional Journal

Sue Metzger

2000 Every implementation and development team instinctively knows that the transporting of change requests is vital to the success of an R/3 implementation. Recognizing that this process can become overwhelming, SAP introduced extended transport control with Release 4.5, so once you define client-specific transport routes, you don't have to worry about managing into which clients a change request must be imported, or whether older versions of client-independent changes will be overwritten. This article will show you, step by step, how this can be accomplished as it covers how to activate extended transport control; define client-specific transport routes; import with extended transport control; and create and use "target groups" to facilitate the distribution of change requests to multiple clients.

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