Department of Information Systems

Erich P. Rice

Erich P. Rice

Erich Rice joined the Department of Information Systems in the Fall of 2016.  He was previously an adjunct instructor at St. Cloud State University. He has worked in the Healthcare industry in a Fortune 25 company and has published various articles in the field of information systems and IT security.


Juris Doctorate, William Mitchell College of Law, 2004

Master of Information Assurance, Saint Cloud State University, 2015

Bachelor of Arts, Saint John’s University, 2000

Area of Teaching

  • IS 340 Introduction of MIS
  • IS 363 Enterprise Architecture
  • IS 471 Policy Development and Security Issues in Information Systems
  • IS 472 IT Security and Risk Management

Research Interests

Information Ethics & Privacy Issues, Legal Issues of Information Systems, Compliance and Auditing of Information Systems, IT Security Awareness and Training.

Selected Publications

  • Can a Distributed Key System Broken Up Over Multiple Nodes Provide Greater Security Robustness While Meeting System Performance Requirements?” Redman, et al.  Presented at the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (MICS 2013)
  • “Distributed Key Systems: Enhancing Security, Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery in Cloud Computing” Rice, et al.  Presented at the International Association For Computer Information Systems (IACIS 2013)
  • “Decentralized Disk Storage: An Evolution of Performance and Scalability to Ascertain their Appropriateness for Real-Time Business Applications” Guster, Dennis, Schmidt, Mark, and Rice, Erich. Presented at the International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD), April 2014.
  • “An Empirical Assessment of Performance and Scalability of Decentralized Disk Storage for Real-Time Business Applications”  Guster, Dennis, Schmidt, Mark, and Rice, Erich. Published in the May 2014 Journal of International Business Disciplines (JIBD).
  • "Advanced Application Business Intelligence Higher Education: Predictive Modeling” Guster, et al. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Information Technology Management, Volume 25 Number 1, March 2014.
  • “Utilizing Analytics to Discern Campus Library Use” Etikala, et al. Presented at the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (MICS 2015)