Professor Chris Sandvig has taught in the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University since 1997. He holds an MBA from UCLA in Management Information Systems and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Operations Management (with a minor in MIS). Prior to joining WWU he taught at Bryant College (in Rhode Island) and Indiana University.
Dr. Sandvig teaches CBE's web development courses. Topics include ASP.NET, PHP, SQL Server, mySQL, database design and normalization, web services, AJAX, web site design, usability, site security, Visual Studio and e-business. The web site for WWU's College of Business and Economics was built by Dr. Sandvig and Dr. Steve Ross 2002.
Dr. Sandvig has published articles on the topics of B2B e-commerce, web site navigation, inventory management, new product development and technology transfer. Current research includes extranet development and design of web navigation.
Prior to his academic career Dr. Sandvig was a systems analyst for Portland General Electric Corporation and a geologist for Kennecott Corporation in Sydney Australia. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, hiking and travel.