Markus Geissler, Ph.D. , CCECC Chair

Professor, Computer Information Science, Cosumnes River College



Markus Geissler, PhD has served the students of Cosumnes River College (CRC) in Sacramento, CA as a Professor of Computer Information Science since 1998, and he enjoys teaching transfer-oriented as well as career and technical education courses in Information Technology (IT) and Network Administration. He has taught online since 1999, served as a Mentor Teacher for the California Virtual Campus in the early 2000s, and enjoys creating educational media to enhance student learning in his courses. From 2018 until 2020 he also served as the Deputy Sector Navigator for Information & Communication Technologies and Digital Media (ICT/DM) for the Greater Sacramento Region to coordinate work in the ICT/DM sector for the California Community Colleges and their industry and education partners.

Since 2014 Markus has served as the chair of the statewide C-ID Information Systems/Information Technology Faculty Discipline Review Group, and in that capacity he co authored the Information Technology Model Curriculum (IT MC) for California Community Colleges which is being adopted at many colleges throughout the state. During CRC’s most recent reaccreditation by the ACCJC he served as a tri-chair for Standard III.C. Technology Resources, and he has served on two ACCJC Accreditation Visiting Teams. He serves on CRC’s Distance Education and Information Technology Committee as well as the Los Rios Community College District’s Educational Technology Committee, and he regularly collaborates with transfer institutions, high schools, and industry partners to help streamline educational pathways for IT students.

Markus earned his Ph.D. in Organization and Management (e-Business specialization) from Capella University, M.B.A. and B.S. degrees in Business Administration (Management Information Systems concentration) from California State University, Sacramento, and an A.S. degree in French and Spanish from De Anza College. Markus’ research interests include aligning information technology with cultural dimensions and human-computer interaction.