Sonnenberg, Christian

Assistant Professor, Academic Chair, Information Systems, Online Programs
Business, Nathan M. Bisk College of

Educational Background

Ph.D., Computer Science 2013
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

M.S., Software Engineering 2007
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

B.S., Computer Science 2004
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL


Professional Experience

Christian Sonnenberg, Ph.D., joined the College of Business at Florida Tech in 2013 as an assistant professor in Information Systems and Academic Chair for the Online Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) and MBA in Information Technology Management. He earned his doctorate in 2013 in Computer Science from Florida Tech with a research focus in handheld and mobile usability. He also earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering respectively from Florida Tech.

Previously, Dr. Sonnenberg worked as a software engineer for Harris Corporation Government Communications Systems Division (GCSD) in Melbourne, Fl from 2003-2013. While there, he worked in a number of areas including directional wireless networks, cellular interrogation systems, and satellite image processing applications.

Selected Publications

Sonnenberg, C. (2017) Accessibility in E-Government: Compliance, Challenges, and Opportunities. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (4th ed.) IGI Global.

Sonnenberg, D. C., & Sonnenberg, J. (2016). Cognitive Network Factors as an Impact on Mobile Device Usability. Journal of Networks, 10(11), 579-586.

Cudmore, B. Andrew, Rupert Pattison and Chris Sonnenberg, (2016), "Online Poker: A Stimulus Based Incentive", International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems (IEMS)

Sonnenberg, C. Mobile Content Adaptation: An Analysis of Techniques and Frameworks (2015) Emerging Perspectives on the Mobile Content Evolution, IGI Global.

Sonnenberg, C., and Becker, S. (2015) Mobile Web Accessibility and Government Compliance. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3rd ed.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Sonnenberg, C., and Eisenberg, J. (2014) Gender Factors in Stem Field Curriculum: A Case Study in Online Learning. Proceedings of the International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference 2014, Orlando, FL.

Cook, C., and Sonnenberg, C. (2014) Technology and Online Education. ASBBS Proceedings. The 21th Annual Conference of American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences. Las Vegas, NV.

Sonnenberg, C. (2014) Maintaining Thematic Consistency within Mobile Content Adaptation. Proceedings of the International Conference: Industry, Engineering & Management Systems 2014, Cocoa Beach, FL.

Sonnenberg, C. (2013). An Autonomous Framework for Mobile Web Content Adaptation and Prioritization. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. 3569340

Sonnenberg, C. (2012). Modeling Handheld Usability for Military-Based Devices. Proceedings of MILCOM 2012, Orlando, Florida.

Sonnenberg, C., and Becker, S. A., (2009). A Case Study on Results-Oriented Graphic User Interface Design for Handheld Devices. Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, 1(2), 104-109.