School of Business

John Schrage, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Professional
  • Personal


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1978
  • MS, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1973
  • BS, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1969

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Accounting for Business and Non-profit/Government
  • Information systems programming and design
  • End user support and training for business


After over 35 years of teaching music, business, accounting, finance, management, international business, and multiple computer topics from programming, systems, user support, to using computers in business, Dr. Schrage retired from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in December 2006 only to come back in Fall 2007 to what he likes best — applying technology in the business environment. He has been associated with the following educational settings: Muskegon Community College in Muskegon, MI; US Army Computer Science Institute formerly at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN; Pennsylvania State University at University Park, PA; Purdue University in Fort Wayne, IN; San Francisco State University, Concordia University Nebraska, Central Washington University, Pacific Lutheran University, and the Southern Illinois University campuses in Edwardsville (SIUE) and Carbondale (SIUC). He holds several certifications with the old CSP [certified system professional] related to his computing positions. He has been the department chair three times while at SIUE plus coordinator of the SIUE information systems faculty for over 10 years. Additionally, he has excelled in his administrative skills to various settings with a technology base to help users accept the daily use of computing as a business tool.

Dr. Schrage has served on national curriculum design committees with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Office Systems Research Association (OSRA), and the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) to include elementary through the graduate levels in information systems and computer science. He has also been a member on accreditation teams for the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB) and the State of Illinois. His research has been on user support, analysis/design, computer programming, and computer curriculum as follows: 19 articles in computer and business journals; 30 refereed papers at professional conferences; 24 presentations at professional conferences; 9 book and software review issues; ACM published report contributor; Delta Pi Epsilon research monograph; Illinois Business Education Association teaching tips monograph contributor; public domain COBOL illustrative programs; computer technology blog; and ancillary aids for classes plus the standard Facebook and Linkedin pages.. Professor Schrage has journal publications in Interfaces, Office Systems, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Inroads: the Computer Science Education Quarterly, Installation Management Review, Information Systems and Management Consulting, Journal of System Management, Data Base, Business Education Forum, THE Journal, Journal of Education for Business, Journal of Informatics Education and Research, Journal of Information Systems Education, and Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives. His research interests include, “software for all settings on small systems”, “computer education in lifelong learning,” and “using computers in the business environment”.

Professor Schrage has work experiences in education, business, and government settings. For over ten years, he worked with US Government (mainly US Army) as an enlisted person and officer on computer planning, design, and programming plus other application areas of fund accounting, personnel management, and budgeting. Since 1995, his business experiences have been mainly small firm oriented with law firms, small town governments, agricultural farms, wineries, and the art area. Dr. Schrage not only continues to work on the development of a software portfolio for use in the small business environment but consults with small businesses on technology use.