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Mary Lebens

  • Assistant Professor


  • Doctor of Business Administration with Business Economics and Finance Specialization, Business Administration, Economics and F
    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Master of Mgmt Info Systems, Management Information Systems and Services, Other
    Metropolitan State University
  • Master of Science, Computer Science, Computer Science
    Barrington University
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, English
    University Of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Associate in Applied Science, Computer Programming, Computer Programmer - AAS
    Dakota County Technical College
  • Graduate Certificate, MIS Systems Analysis and Design ,
    Metropolitan State University

Recent and upcoming courses

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Fall 2022


Dr. Mary Lebens is an assistant professor in Management Information Systems in the College of Management at Metropolitan State University. She is currently researching employing Agile software development practices in the classroom. She was named an Outstanding Educator in 2018 by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees. Prior to joining higher education, she worked as a software engineer for thirteen years at technology companies, including Oracle. She holds a Master in Management Information Systems from Metropolitan State University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Barrington University, and a Doctorate of Business Administration in Economics and Finance from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Lebens, M. (2021a). How Implementing a New Course Framework Positively Impacted Student Perceptions of Learning During the Pandemic. SAM Advanced Management Journal, Forthcoming.

Lebens, M. (2021b). The Pandemic’s Impact on Underserved Students’ Technology Access and Course Progress: A Case Study. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD), 12(2), DOI: 10.4018/IJOPCD.292015.

Lebens, M. (2021c). Using Prototyping to Teach the Design Thinking Process in an Asynchronous Online Course. Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems, 2021(2), 21–38.

Lebens, M., & Finnegan, R. (2021). Using a Low Code Development Environment to Teach the Agile Methodology. In P. Gregory, C. Lassenius, X. Wang, & P. Kruchten (Eds.), Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming (pp. 191–199). Springer International Publishing.

Lebens, M., Finnegan, R., Sorsen, S., & Shah, J. (2021). Empirical Findings: Rise of the Citizen Developer. Muma Business Review 5(12).