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Jeanne Sawyer

Department of Management Information Systems
College of Business
San Jose State University


Office: BT 256
Office Hours when classes are in session: M 1:45-2:45pm or by appointment.
Office Hours by appointment when classes are not meeting.

Email is by far the most reliable method to contact me, but if you must phone:

(408) 924-3526  (OFFICE HOURS ONLY! This is a shared phone and I'm probably not there other than during office hours. Chances that I'll get a message are low!)

Messages can also be left in my box at the department office, BT250 or 408-924-7790, but I won't necessarily get them promptly.


General Honors Program Information


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The MIS Department Honors program is part of the College of Business Gary J. Sbona Honors Program. Information about the program, class descriptions, etc. can be found by clicking the links below.

MIS Department Honors Program Description (for students)

Information for Prospective Project Sponsors

Fall 2014/Spring 2015
(Honors Class)
There will be an information session for prospective students on April 7, 5:30-6:30 in BBC032. It's optional, but provides an opportunity to talk with the prof. and current students

Application Deadline is April 21! Click here for details and the form.

The MIS Honors class accepts applications only in the spring, for the following fall.
General Info for my classes

The class Canvas site will be available to registered students shortly before the first class. Login page is here:

Fall 2013/Spring 2014
(Honors Class)

BUS119h/118s    Honors Practicum in MIS
(Meets Mondays, 3:00-5:45, BBC103) 


Marchewka, Jack T. Information Technology Project Management: Providing Measurable Organizational Value. 4th Edition. John Wiley & Sons: 2012.

NOTE: I do not know how much difference there is from the 3rd edition.


When I'm not Teaching

My consulting business is The Sawyer Partnership. Find out about my book: When Stuff Happens: A Practical Guide to Solving Problems Permanently. Sign up for my free monthly problem-solving tip. You'll also find free articles, quotes about problem-solving, etc.

I'm also a musician (singer and Scandinavian fiddler) and dancer (folk dancing and some ballroom). You're welcome to join our monthly Scandinavian dance party and/or weekly music sessions. Get the details by visiting the Nordic Footnotes website or just ask me.