- Ph.D. / Doctor of Philosophy - Information Studies , Long Island University / C.W. Post Campus (2008)
- Master of Science Degree - Information Systems , Pace University, New York City, New York (1996)
- Bachelor of Science Degree - Computer Science, State University of New York at Brockport (1983)
Licenses and Certifications
Licenses and Certifications
• Class "A" Interior Firefighter – July 2012
• Advanced CPR - August 2011
• New York State Boating Safety Certification – January 2009
• Pace University Teaching Effectively Online Certification – September 2007
• Approach to Teaching and Online Learning Certification – October 2006
• Westwood Certified Instructor – June 2006
• PADI Open Water Diver – June 1994
• New York State Real State Salesman – December 1982
January 1990 to February 2009
Vice President / Global Technology
2000 - 2009; Export Licensing Manager: U.S. regulations require that a license, or a license exemption, be obtained before technology is exported by a U.S. company. All technology staff who may be required to export technology as part their jobs must be aware of these regulations and comply with the export compliance standards described in this document. The primary intent of these laws is to prevent advanced technology from being obtained by international terrorists and criminals. Of most concern is technology related to encryption. Responsibilities include: Application Classification, Identifying Projects that may impact Export Control, Software Vendor Export Compliance, Consultant Vendor Export Compliance, Foreign National Employees: “Deemed Export” Compliance, Temporary Work Authorization For Foreign Nationals, Physical Shipment across National Borders, RCSA, Training and Awareness and Hand Carry Letters.
2000 - 2009; Technology Information Security Officer: The TISO is the focal point for ensuring that applications deployed in support of a business provide a level of protection appropriate to the class of information managed in those systems and applications. A TISO must established relationships with the domain architects, project managers and other disciplines within the development unit. In general, the responsibilities include:
• Ensure that Technology area practices and processes conform with IS policies and standards, Participate as needed in local and global Peer Review Committee meetings to ensure consistency with IS needs, Perform IS reviews as required related to Project Management.
• Ensure entitlement reviews are executed within CitiTech according to defined standards and procedures.
• Ensure Vulnerability Assessments are being conducted according to defined standards, Participate in reviews of Ethical Hack results or other Vulnerability assessment testing of web sites owned by the businesses.
• Manage the SIRT (Security Incident and Response Team) process, coordinate and track appropriate information security training and awareness programs.
• Regularly updates to CitiTech Sr. Management and GISO on key aspects of information security and Provide ongoing management, oversight and reporting related to the IS function.
2000 - 2009; Software Quality Manager: Responsible for the evaluation of departments adherence to the software product standards, processes, and procedures and assuring that standards and procedures are established and are followed throughout the software development life cycle.
2001 - 9/11 Special Project; Collected Global Fixed Income Technology information relating to the collapse of the 7 World Trade Center facility. This data was subsequently reported to legal and governmental agencies.
1996 – 2000; Assistant Vice President; Year 2000 and EMU Program Management
1990 – 1996; Technology Project Manager; Budget and Human Resource management:
• Technology management of back office loan application: CLASS (UNIX/Oracle/XML), Citiloan (Mainframe), Subledger, iLoan and Trade Tracker. Responsibilities include production support, product development and budgeting. Applications interface with funds transfer, general ledger, treasury and fax notification systems.
• Successful deployment of Corporate Loans Asset Sales System on time and $300,000 below budget despite 40% staff reduction during the construction phase. The CLASS application is the primary Citigroup syndication application distributing over $30 Billion annually.
• Vendor management and oversight of external resources that provide hardware and software support for critical applications.
• Collected Global Fixed Income Technology information relating to the collapse of the 7 World Trade Center facility. This data was subsequently reported to legal and governmental agencies.
• Project Manager for Global Production Services Intranet projects. Responsibilities include content development and purchase of software/hardware products (http://citiweb.citicorp.com/grb/grb/operations/gpsweb/). Website evolved into a management-tracking tool to provide timely updates on major projects and to post critical notifications.
Muscular Dystrophy Association; August 1988 to January 1990 - Senior Programmer / Analyst
Business Envelope; May 1986 to August 1988 - Senior Programmer / Analyst
Adelphi University; October 1984 to May 1986 - Administrative Programmer
Qualified Lead Systems; August 1983 to September 1984; Chicago, Illinois - Junior Programmer
Learning is the main purpose of education. It is the goal of every student and the task of every teacher to increase knowledge and understanding in the classroom to the best of their abilities. Independent thought is essential to the development of each student. Being able to form unique independent ideas will serve them both in and outside of the classroom. The teacher should also be prepared to lead students in the direction they should go to search for correct conclusions and answers, without always providing the answers themselves. Finally, by using information, students should be able to apply what they have learned to new life or learning situations.
Teachers should also set specific and achievable goals for students. Mastery of information, or subject matter, has always been the goal for teachers. In addition, long term goals for individual students should be set. As a part of this, the intellectual development of each student should continue over time, allowing students to use what they are learning later in life. It is also the hope of all teachers (sometimes unrealistic) that students will develop an interest in the subject area being taught. Although this does not occur in all cases, students should at the very least develop an appreciation for the subject and the material being taught in the classroom.
As a doctoral graduate of Long Island University, a top-tier program in Information Science, I received a Ph.D. Information Studies that was not only methodologically rigorous, but which also sparked my interest and excitement about scholarly research. My research in management information systems is guided by my belief that it is my responsibility and duty to pursue, capture, discover, create, and transmit knowledge about the way that information technology is developed, managed, and used. The purpose and result of this is to enable me to translate what I have learned into information that can be disseminated via professional publications and correspondence, to my students in and outside of the classroom, and to the university and broader community.
I believe that service is key to self-fulfillment and happiness in life. In fact, I believe there is a direct, causal correlation between life satisfaction and service. This is because, as we serve, not only do we find personal satisfaction, we are also able to put our own problems into perspective. I also believe that all members of society who are fortunate enough to have received a university education have a fundamental and even fiduciary responsibility to use their knowledge to benefit society.
Information Systems Analysis And Design Methods
Practicum In Healthcare Informatics
• Computer Applications
• Disaster Recovery
• Information Security
• Project Management
• Computer Programming
• Information Ethics
• Disaster Recovery
• Information Security
• Health Care Informatics
Thomas James Virgona (2011). September 11, 2001: A Study of the Human Aspects of Disaster Recovery Efforts for Wall Street Financial Services Firms. Saarbrucken, Germany, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG.
Thomas James Virgona (2015), Towards an epistemological understanding of healthcare informatics: Academic backgrounds of the faculty. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5 (6), 9-14.
Thomas James Virgona (2014), Towards an Empirical Definition of Graduate School Healthcare Informatics. Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, Volume 9 No 1 & 2.
Thomas James Virgona (2013), First Responders to Superstorm Sandy; An Information Technology Assessment. Journal of Nursing and Health Science, 2 1, 51-56.
Thomas James Virgona (2013), How Cognitive Science Has Influenced the Applied Science Of HCI “The evolution that envies the revolution”. Journal of Computer Engineering, 13 3, 23-29.
Thomas James Virgona (2013), Towards an Epistemological Definition of the Research Front of Information and Society. Journal of Business and Economics, 4(3), 202-221.
Thomas James Virgona (2013), Graduate nursing student self-assessment: Fundamental technology skills. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, Vol. 3, No.3.
Thomas James Virgona (2012), Exploring Health Information Technology Education; An Analysis Of The Research. Technology and Health Care, 20 (4), 236-246.
Thomas James Virgona (2011), September 11, 2001 In Retrospect: A decade on, what business continuity and information security lessons have we learners? The Business Continuity Journal, 4 (3).
Virgona, T. J. (2017). Healthcare Information Security; The Hidden Value of Unmarketable Information. Northeast Business and Economics Association Proceedings (pp. 263-265). Port Jefferson, New York: NBEA.
Virgona, T. J. (2016). Perception of E-mail as a Significant Factor in Information Overload. Northeast Business & Economics Association Proceedings, 2016 (pp. 285-289). West Point Military Academy, New York: Northeast Business & Economics Association.
Thomas J. Virgona (2015). Towards a Definition of the Sports Information Research Front. In Northeast Business & Economics Association 2015 Conference Proceedings (pp. 265-268). York College, The City University of New York, Jamaica, NY.
Thomas Virgona (2014). Sport Information Retrieval; A study of Web Evaluation Criteria. In Northeast Business & Economics Association (pp. 444-448). Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.
Thomas Virgona (2014). Emergency Management Planning and Leadership; Lessons Learned from Katrina. In Northeast Business & Economics Association (pp. 440-443). Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.
Thomas James Virgona (2012). Towards an assessment of metadata acuity in academic research: A case study of search engines. In Northeast Business and Economics Association; 39th Annual Meeting / October 25-27, 2012 (pp. 6). Hosted by Worchester State University, Port Jefferson, NY.
Thomas James Virgona (2011). Continued Business Operation During a Disaster and the Removal of Information Security. In Annual Northeast Business & Economics Association (pp. 585-592). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: St. Joseph's University.
Thomas James Virgona (2011). A Historical Study of Disaster Recovery. In Conference Proceedings. Northeast Business & Economics Association. 37th Annual Meeting. Hosted by the School of Business, Montclair State University.
- “Fundamental Organizational and Social Changes Initiated by the Diffusion of Telecommuting Into the Workplace”. School of Computer Science and Information Systems Pace University Technical Reports. Number 111. April 1997.
"Using an Electronic assessment system for nursing students on placements" Julie Smith and Walter Cambers; British Journal of Nursing, 2017, Vol 26, No 21; available at; https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2017.26.21.1192
"Towards an Informatics Competent Nursing Profession: Validation of the Self-Assessment of Nursing Informatics Competency Scale (SANICS) Before and After Online Informatics Training". Virgona Citation. http://media.proquest.com/media/pq/classic/doc/3814480881/fmt/ai/rep/NPDF?_s=kNCPG8smph7wacNrQfzOVxwg7VE%3D. October 2015.
"Critical Dimensions of Disaster Recovery Planning". Citation for Dr. Virgona Research; Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) emerged in the 1970s, during the era of electronic data processing when mainframe systems were used to crunch data and provide reports for business analysis. http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ijbm/article/viewFile/39550/23227. November 2014.
"The ACM Digital Library // http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2596939". July 2012.
"Nurse Informaticists Making a Difference in Health Care IT // http://www.nursezone.com/nursing-news-events/more-news/Nurse-Informaticists-Making-a-Difference-in-Health-Care-IT_38978.aspx". January 2012.
"Lessons Learned and Unlearned; The Tenth Anniversary of September 11th, 2001 /// Columbia University". http://www.firstamendmentstudies.org/wp/pdf/1st_pl_moller.pdf. September 2011.
"New Report Stresses More Human Intervention in Information Systems Designs Needed // http://www.continuitycompliance.org/new-report-stresses-more-human-intervention-in-information-systems-designs-needed/#ixzz39Gc8kqQY". September 2011.
"Australian Government: Attorney-General's Department - Emergency Management in Australia". http://www.em.gov.au/library/Onlineresources/Newjournalarticles/Pages/JournalarticlesOctoberNovember2010.aspx. November 2010.
"Metadata Quality and the Use of Hierarchical Schemes to Determine Meta Keywords: An Exploration // http://www.unc.edu/~fidelman/INLS382/INLS382MApaperFF.doc". April 2006.
o Summer 2014; Columbia University, New York – Geographic Information Systems. CHI Scholarship
o Spring 2013; Adelphi Faculty Development Grant: EMT First Responders: An Information Technology Assessment.
o Summer 2012; North Shore / LIJ Ambulatory Care
Robert Peart (2013). An Analysis of Research in Distance Learning. LIU - Post.
2017 Northest Business Economics Association; Adelphi HIN Presenters
- Marie Jimenez - "Effects of Barcode Medication Administration: Literature Review"
- Dinnah Bulosan - "Computer Application on Surgical Robotics: An Overview"
- Michelle Addison, Danielle Carragher, & Dinnah Bulosan - "Dimida 3.0: The Leading Breakhrough in - Cardiac Pump Innovation"
- Dinnah Bulosan - "Computer Application on Surgical Robotics: An Overview
- Elizabeth Gilmartin - "Mobile Mental Health Application for Veterans
- Michelle Addison - "The Direct Impact That Healthcare Informatics Had on Reducing Medication Errors That Occur in Healthcare"
- Danielle M. Carragher - "Systems Analysis and Design Challenges"
2016 Northest Business Economics Association; Adelphi HIN Presenters
Carragher, Franolich, Uwechia, Fike, Cancel
2015 Northest Business Economics Association; Adelphi HIN Presenters
2015 Adelphi Undergraduate 2015 Research Award
2014 Adelphi Research Day
Kathleen Brush - “Clinical Data Interchange & Decision Support”
Mary Wightman - “It’s official, hoarding is HD."
2013 Adelphi University’s Tenth Annual Research Conference
2012 Northest Business Economics Association; Adelphi HIN Presenters
Patricia Savage; Application of Digital Imaging and Transmission in Monitoring of Isolated Post Surgical Patients
Honors and Accomplishments
Honors and Accomplishments
• Adelphi University / Tenured - June 2017
• Westwood College / Distinguished Faculty Nomination – August 2008
• Long Island University / C.W. Post Research Competition; Honorable Mention - Spring 2001
Community Service Honors
• East Rockaway Fire Department Five year Service Award - April 2017
• Firefighter Hurricane Sandy Service Award; Conferred by Nassau County and the East Rockaway Fire Department - October/November 2012
• Citigroup / Vice President for Global Technology / 1990 to 2009 / 111 Wall Street, New York, New York
- Responsibilities; Project Management, Information Security, Export Licensing, Programming
- Collected Global Fixed Income Technology information related to the collapse of the 7 World Trade Center facility on 9/11. This data was subsequently reported to legal and governmental agencies.
• Adelphi University / 1984 to 1986
- Administrative Programmer.
• Member; American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
• Member; Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
• Member; Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society
• Member; American Medical Informatics Association
• Member; Northeast Business & Economics Association
Textbook Reviewer; Bridgepoint Education
• Firefighter / East Rockaway Fire Department; Badge #516
* Class "A" Interior Firefighter *
- ERFD Top Ten; 2013 2014 2015
- Advanced First Aid CPR/AED; Passed August 18th, 2012
- 3 Month Probationary Test Passed; September 2012
- Ladder Cross Train with 403: Passed September 25th, 2012
- Forceable Entry Cross Train with 403: - Passed October 16th, 2012
- 6 Month SCBA Test Passed; December 2012
- IS-00005.a FEMA - An Introduction to Hazardous Materials; Passed May 15th, 2013
- Essentials of Firefighting and Primary Operations; 24A S24CMB613A Nassau County Fire Service Academy - June 2013
- Bailout training (Ten jumps and class); Completed October 13th, 2013.
• New York City Board of Education
- Mentoring Program
Service to Adelphi University and College of Nursing and Public Health (CNPH)
- Pearson Healthcare Informatics Relationship (2012 - Present)
- Unit Peer Review Committee (2017 - present)
- CNPH Evaluation Committee (2015 - present)
- School of Nursing Academic Standards (2013 - Present)
- Adelphi University Faculty Senate (2012 - 2018)
- Director; Healthcare Informatics Graduate Program (2011-2018)
- RN to BS CNPH Committee (2014 - 2017)
- Adelphi Faculty Senate; Learning Goals Task Force (2013 – 2014)
- Online Learning [Adelphi Focus Group] (2015 - present)
- Adelphi University SCAIT Committee (2011-2013)
- Attended Graduate Open Houses
- Proctor ATI Exams
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