Sailing with Admiral Fruhling
Ann Fruhling, Ph.D., has considerable experience as an instructor and in the corporate world, and she has applied both in her nine years at UNO.
She earned her bachelor's degree from Colorado State University and her master's degree in business administration from UNO. She received her doctorate in management information systems from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2003.
As an assistant professor in the Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis department at the College of IS&T, Fruhling conducts research that includes system usability studies specifically regarding the health-care needs of rural Nebraska residents, agile methods focusing on Xtreme Programming, and design and implementation strategies and assessment for emergency response systems.
Fruhling lives in rural Gretna with her husband, Brad. The mother of two teenagers, she enjoys gardening and golf, when she has the time, and is an avid runner.
In October, she received the honorary title "Admiral of the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska" from Gov. Dave Heineman for her contribution to the state through her work on the "Infectious Disease Early Warning and Surveillance System."
She says teaching is rewarding personally and professionally.
"I do hear back from my former students, and when they call to share news of career advancement or the terrific positions they've earned, quite often they tell me that the classes I've taught or their experience working with me on research projects really made the difference," she says. "I feel a lot of satisfaction through their successes."