Melissa (Missy) Casner is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University | Purdue Polytechnic Institute Columbus campus. She teaches required computer information technology undergraduate courses.
Professor Casner's educational interests include online and hybrid education, systems analysis and design, data automation, and business intelligence. Her clinical focus is on women in information technology positions and online and hybrid instruction, data automation, and business intelligence. She has consulted on a plethora of projects with for-profit and nonprofit industries.
Professor Casner received an A.S. in Computer and Information Technology from Purdue University and a B.S. in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University. She received a M.S. in Human Resource Development and Adult Distance Learning from Indiana State University.
Before joining Purdue University full-time in August of 2022, Professor Casner was a part-time adjunct professor since January of 2000 for Purdue University | Purdue Polytechnic Institute Columbus campus and Anderson campus of Computer and Information Technology and Technical Leadership and Innovation, where she taught many undergraduate courses for both degree programs. She was also the full-time Database Administrator for the American Camp Association since August of 2008.
Ambassador Award (2022) Presented at the Association Platform Power Conference 2022 by Protech Associates, Inc. The Ambassador Award is presented to individuals that have demonstrated a strong commitment to Protech’s technology and services. These customers advocate for these business solutions both within and outside of their organizations, are a source of continual feedback, and take the time to engage with other customers or potential customers.
Excellence in Innovation Award (2014)
Presented by Protech Associates, Inc.
The Award recognized customers and individuals whose innovative use of technology in their association management system delivers measurable benefits to their organization. Candidates for this award are judged on creativity, vision, and the overall results and benefits of their implementation.
Swanson, D., Casner, M. (2008) Developing a Hybrid Course in Information Technology. Association of Small Computer Users in Education Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: ASCUE
Swanson, D., Casner, M. (2009) Hybrid It’s More Than Fuel Efficient. Association of Small Computer Users in Education Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: ASCUE
Gusev, D., Swanson, D., Casner, M. (2023) Recruiting the Next Generation of Information Technology Professionals Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: ASCUE
Casner, M. (2023) ESCAPE ENCOUNTER Northern Illinois University – Naperville Campus, Naperville, Illinois: WITS
For-profit and nonprofit
Business development projects
Customer Relationship Management projects
Training new and existing staff
Standard Operating Procedure and Protocol projects
My Research Interests
Women in technology
Data automation, business intelligence and artificial intelligence