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R. Eric Hostler, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2007)
  • M.B.A., York College of Pennsylvania (1996)
  • B.S., York College of Pennsylvania (1994)


  • Comp TIA Network +


  • Introduction to Database
  • Introduction to Networks
  • Network Service Design
  • E-Commerce
  • Management Information Systems

Research Interests

  • Use of intelligent recommendation systems in E-commerce
  • Design of information visualization tools for E-commerce


  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society – University of Maryland Chapter 22
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon National Management Fraternity – Epsilon Omega Chapter, York College

Recent Publications

  • Hostler, R.E.; Yoon, V.Y. and Guimaraes, T. 2005. Assessing the impact of internet agents on end users’ performance. Decision Support Systems, 41[1], 313-323.
  • Hostler, R.E.; Yoon, V.Y. and Guimaraes, T., “An Internet Agents in e-Commerce: How do they Affect Online Shopping?”, Proceedings of The Second International Workshop on E-Business (WEB2003), Seattle, WA, Dec. 13-14, 2003.
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