Dr. Eugene Beardslee

Chief Information Officer

Dr. Eugene Beardslee

Chief Information Officer

Computer Services
CSB 205


Fall 2019 Course Offerings:
CMIS 300 049X Information Systems Management (online-term 1)
CMIS 300 049Y Information Systems Management (online-term 2)

Curriculum Vitae

Over the past 34 years, I have experienced a great variety of information system related jobs from keypunching JCL job submission cards on an IBM 29, to program management of a supply-chain source and procurement software development project.

I earned my first degree, an Associate of Applied Science in Data Processing and Computer Programming, from Northeast Technical Community College (now Northeast Community College) in 1983.  I joined the U.S. Air Force and worked as a computer programmer, writing COBOL programs, for two and a half years.  I was then selected to participate in the Airman Education and Commissioning Program (AECP) in December 1985.  After two and a half more years of college, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from New Mexico State University and after Officer Training School, a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant.  I was then assigned a software developer writing C programs supporting a tactical command and control system.  After several projects in the C, UNIX, Oracle software development environment, I was assigned as the Deputy Chief of Systems Administration and spent a year as a UNIX system administrator.  During this time I developed and taught C programming and UNIX system administration courses.  Concluding 9 years of service to the U.S. Air Force, I began employment with a government contractor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and worked for the next 16 years on command and control systems, wrote emergency dispatch software for the Air Force fire departments, designed and developed a prototype of a cost accounting system for the U.S. Marshals Service and worked as a database administrator and software developer for a multi-million dollar supply chain management project.  During the course of this work I completed a Master of Arts degree in Computer Resource and Information Management from Webster University and then a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.  Leaving SAIC, I moved to Nebraska and joined Peru State College as the Director of Computer Services.  Over the past eight years I have directed, managed or executed the upgrade of campus computer systems and critical infrastructure.  In this time, I initiated the installation of a redundant fiber link into the campus and quadrupled the bandwidth of the internet feed to the college.  I spent one summer pulling and terminating CAT6 network cable throughout T.J. Majors during an infrastructure upgrade.  I spent another summer setting up point-to-point wireless shots to provide network connectivity to Oak Hill, the Oak bowl, the fieldhouse, the baseball field and the softball field.  In 2016, I was named the Chief Information Officer for Peru State College.  My focus as the Director of Computer Services and now as the CIO has been to improve the information technology infrastructure, processes, and service provided to the faculty, staff and students.

Selected Conference Papers and Significant Presentations

Beardslee, E.A. and Trafalis, T.B., “Applied Data Mining and Simulation Optimization for Repair Service Inventory Management Decision Support” presentation for the Kick-off meeting of the ERCIM WG on Computational and Methodological Statistics, Geneva, Switzerland, 20-22 April, 2007.

Beardslee, E.A. and Trafalis, T.B., “Discovering Service Inventory Demand Patterns from Archetypal Demand Training Data” presentation for the 2006 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA, November 4, 2006.

Beardslee, E.A., “The Management of Logistics in Large Scale Inventory Systems to Support Weapon System Maintenance” presented at the 8th Annual Systems Engineering Conference sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Systems Engineering Division, San Diego, CA, October 24-27, 2005

Beardslee, E.A. and Trafalis, T.B., “Data mining methods in a metrics-deprived inventory transactions environment”, in Data Mining VI: Data Mining, Text Mining and their Business Applications, edited by A. Zanasi, C.A. Brebbia and N.F.F. Ebecken, pp. 513-522, 2005 (WITPress, Southhampton) .  Presented at the Sixth International Conference on Data Mining, Text Mining and their Business Applications, Skiathos, Greece, 25 – 27 May 2005.

Beardslee, E.A., “Assessing Information System Development Project Complexity”, presented to the Integrated Logistics Toolset design team in Midwest City, OK, February 25, 2005 (not published)


Data Processing and Computer Programming AAS Northeast Technical Community College 1981
Computer Science BS New Mexico State University 1988
Computer Resources and Information Management MA Webster University 1997
Industrial Engineering PhD University of Oklahoma 2007