INET 3011W

About This Course

Work that’s done in IT has ripple effects that stretch outward to other individuals, teams, and even global networks. In this course, students learn how IT is woven into systems and groups we don’t always expect. Students focus on understanding the perspectives of different groups that are touched by the work IT professionals perform, instilling a broader viewpoint. Students will spend time examining how governments, cultures, and societies impact—or are impacted by—IT. In this Writing Intensive course, students will complete three papers about how the individual, team, and global viewpoints affect how a single IT project is completed, as well as how that project will affect society.


Scott Lee-Eichenwald
Scott Lee-Eichenwald

MSDD, software design and development, University of Saint Thomas; BA, psychology, College of Saint Scholastica

Scott Lee-Eichenwald has diverse professional experience in social sciences and medical technology, with over 20+ years with medical devices companies including Guidant, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Smiths Medical. He also has experience providing enterprise interoperability software solutions for Infor's health care division. He has managed research and development and many global technology implementation projects. In addition, he has been teaching online for 15+ years. He is published in Healthcare Information Technology and received his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the University of Saint Thomas in 2012. Scott holds an Information Systems Security Certificate from Colorado Technical University.

  • HSM 4043 – Project and Program Management in Health Services Management
  • HSM 4065 – Information Privacy and Security in Health Services Management
  • INET 1001 – Survey of Information Technology
  • INET 3011W – Social Impact of Information Technology
  • INET 4051 – IT Infrastructure Operations
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Michael Lapke

PhD, information systems, Virginia Commonwealth University; MS and BS, computer and information science, University of North Florida

Dr. Lapke is an associate professor of information systems and cybersecurity at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. Before that, he was an assistant professor and associate professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. He has taught across the information systems and cybersecurity curricula at regional and large R1 universities. He has published research in many outlets, including Computers & Security, Health Policy and Technology, AIS Educator Journal, and The International Journal of Information Security and Privacy. Dr. Lapke is also active in industry as a cybersecurity consultant and software developer.

  • INET 3011W – The Social Impact of Information Technology

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