Cal Poly

Orfalea College of Business

Barry D. Floyd

Barry D. Floyd

Office 03-338
Phone 805-756-6551
Fax (805) 756-1473

Professor Emeritus, Information Systems & Management

Barry D. Floyd


  • Ph.D., Computers and Information Systems, University of Michigan
  • MBA, University of Michigan
  • MS, Systems Science, Michigan State University
  • BS, Mathematics, Michigan State University

Teaching Specializations

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems,
Database Management Systems,
Small Business Information Systems,
System Analysis and Design, E-Commerce,
Human Factors in Information Systems Design,
Business Negotiations

Additional College/University Experience

Assistant Professor, New York University
Visiting Professor, Tec de Monterrey (Cuernavaca, Mexico),
Visiting Professor, Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences (Seinajoki, Finland)
Visiting Professor, University of Granada (Granada, Spain)
Visiting Professor, University of Potsdam (Potsdam, Germany)
Lecturer, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)
Thailand Study Program (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Nong Khai in Thailand and
Da Nang, Hanoi in Vietnam

Research Interests

Technology in Education,
Systems Analysis and Design Methods,
Human Computer Interaction,
Distance Learning, ERP,
Small Business Information Systems,
Business Negotiations
Soft skills in technical education

Business, Industrial, Government Experience/Consulting

Various positions including programmer, analyst and manager with assignments both domestic and international, primarily in the Middle East; consulting engagements including those with the US Navy, SLO Air Pollution Control District, San Luis Coastal Unified School District, California Center for Teacher Credentialing, and various other businesses

Outside Interests

Travel, racquetball, tennis, photography

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