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Faculty & Staff

Weill
Peter Weill, Chairman & Senior Research Scientist

Peter’s work centers on the role, value, and governance of digitization in enterprises and their ecosystems. Peter joined the faculty of the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2000 as director of the MIT Sloan School’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), of which he became chairman in 2008. Peter’s current responsibilities include the globalization of MIT CISR’s research and sponsorship base and engagement with senior executive teams.

Peter’s award-winning books, articles, and case studies have been published by Harvard Business School Press, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2008, Ziff Davis recognized Peter as #24 of “The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT” and the highest-ranked academic.

MIT Sloan Profile

Office: E94-1549
Tel: 617-253-2930
E-mail: pweill@mit.edu
Assistant: Dorothea Gray-Papastathis
Asst. e-mail: grayd@mit.edu

Ross
Jeanne W. Ross, Research Director & Principal Research Scientist

Jeanne lectures, conducts research, and directs executive education courses on IT management practices. She joined MIT CISR in 1993 as a principal research scientist and became director of the center in 2008. Her research examines how companies are architecting themselves for success in the digital economy. She is also studying how companies effectively implement the capabilities offered by new technologies like social, mobile, analytics, cloud, Internet of Things, and cognitive computing.

Jeanne is co-author of three books, and she is a founding senior editor and former editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly Executive. Her work has appeared in major practitioner and academic journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, MIS Quarterly Executive, MIS Quarterly, the Journal of Management Information Systems, IBM Systems Journal, and CIO Magazine.

MIT Sloan Profile

Office: E94-1551
Tel: 617-253-9461
E-mail: jross@mit.edu
Assistant: Marki Richelson
Asst. e-mail: mrich@mit.edu

Owens
Leslie Owens, Executive Director & MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer

Leslie joined the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2015 as a senior lecturer and executive director of MIT CISR. She oversees CISR’s operations and is responsible for optimizing the impact of CISR research findings with academics, executives, and the general public. She also serves as a faculty mentor for a Sloan Action Learning course on enterprise transformation.

Leslie has worked in business technology for over twenty years as a practitioner, research analyst, and consultant. Before MIT CISR, she was a vice president and research director at Forrester Research where she managed a team of analysts and was responsible for leading research projects, delivering research and consulting services to clients, and speaking at major industry events.

MIT Sloan Profile

Office: E94-1547
Tel: 617-324-1901
E-mail: lowens@mit.edu
Assistant: Marki Richelson
Asst. e-mail: mrich@mit.edu

Orlikowski
Wanda J. Orlikowski, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management

Wanda actively investigates the dynamic relationship between information technologies and organizations, with particular emphasis on structures, cultures, work practices, and change. She has examined the use of groupware technologies in organizations, and the social and technological aspects of working virtually.

MIT Sloan Profile

Office: E53-325
Tel: 617-253-0443
E-mail: wanda@mit.edu

Wixom
Barbara Haley Wixom, Principal Research Scientist

Barbara’s academic research explores how organizations deliver business value through data. She enjoys deep expertise in data warehousing, business intelligence, business analytics, and big data capabilities, with particular interest in organizational success, business value, and emerging trends. Prior to joining MIT CISR, she enjoyed a fifteen-year academic career at the University of Virginia.

MIT Sloan Profile

Office: E94-1553
Tel: 617-452-5401
E-mail: bwixom@mit.edu
Assistant: Marki Richelson
Asst. e-mail: mrich@mit.edu

Dery
Kristine Dery, Research Scientist

Kristine’s research in the dynamic between technology and the way people work has been a focus of her publications and teaching for the last fifteen years. Currently, she is investigating the design and management of the workplace to understand both how organizations use digital capabilities internally to create more effective ways of working and the impacts of new ways of engaging with talent in the digital era. This work has stemmed from a historical research focus on the relationship between HRM and IT, mobile connectivity, human resource information systems, gamification, and remote working. She previously held management roles in the tourism and airline industries in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Kristine is based in Sydney and is responsible for fostering research relationships with companies in Australia and New Zealand.

MIT Sloan Profile

Office: E94-15th Floor
Tel: 617-253-2348
E-mail: kdery@mit.edu

Fonstad
Nils Olaya Fonstad, Research Scientist

Nils researches competitive digital innovation. Currently, he is studying how organizations successfully transform and develop capabilities necessary to compete with an expanding portfolio of digital innovation—from new products and enhanced processes to complementary services and new business models. He also studies both how organizations build digitized platforms that enhance and sustain competitive business agility and how they define, access, and foster new skills and leaders for operating and innovating digitally. Based in Europe, Nils is responsible for both fostering relations with organizations from Europe and Latin America and conducting field-based research on how firms maximize business value and minimize risks from digitization.

Office: E94-15th Floor
Tel: +34 64 555 3669
E-mail: nilsfonstad@mit.edu

Woerner
Stephanie Woerner, Research Scientist

Stephanie studies how companies manage organizational change caused by the digitization of the economy. Her research centers on enterprise digitization and the associated governance and strategy implications. She is currently studying the pattern of digital investments in enterprises and the coordination needed to manage those investments, how digitization is influencing the next-generation enterprise, the practices of digital leaders, and the impact of the Internet of Things on company business models and the competitive landscape.

MIT Sloan Profile

Office: E94-1557
Tel: 617-452-3222
E-mail: woerner@mit.edu

Krusell
Susan G. Krusell, Research Associate

Susan brings business and government experience to research at MIT CISR, having worked for more than twelve years in international financial services with MFS Investment Management and Brown Brothers Harriman, and as an analyst with The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury. Susan’s research role follows three years as assistant to MIT CISR Chairman Peter Weill. She holds an MBA from Boston College and a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Office: E94-1556
Phone: 617-324-9762
E-mail: sgk@mit.edu

Sebastian
Ina M. Sebastian, Research Associate

Ina comes to MIT CISR directly from finishing her Ph.D. (in International Management with a focus on IS Management) at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii. Prior to beginning her Ph.D. program, Ina was an analyst for Jupiter Research (now Forrester). Ina will be working with MIT CISR research scientists on several current projects.

Office: E94-1550
Tel: 617-253-6607
E-mail: isebasti@mit.edu

Moloney
Kate Moloney, Research Specialist

Kate works on multiple MIT CISR research projects in her research specialist role. She holds a Master’s degree in Intellectual History from The New School for Social Research.

Office: E94-1550
Phone: 617-253-6768
E-mail: kmoloney@mit.edu

Associated Faculty & Researchers

Cynthia Beath, Professor Emerita, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

Cynthia has participated in CISR research projects on IT management, outsourcing, and IT investment, leading to publications in Sloan Management Review, MIS Quarterly, and a number of CISR briefings, case studies, and working papers.

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Erik Brynjolfsson, Schussel Family Professor of Management Science, Professor of Information Technology
Director, The MIT Center for Digital Business
Erik explores how advances in information technology contribute to business performance and organizational change. He directs the MIT Center for Digital Business, a research initiative that analyzes the business uses of the Internet and other digital technologies.

MIT Sloan Profile

Rajiv Kohli, John N. Dalton Memorial Professor of Business
Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary
Rajiv’s research interests include business value of information technology, healthcare information systems, and managing innovation with information technologies.

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Stuart E. Madnick, John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technology
Stuart finds ways to integrate information systems to provide organizations with a more global view of their operations. He is also involved in introducing new types of “aggregator” Internet applications–on-line applications that accumulate and synthesize information.

MIT Sloan Profile

Thomas W. Malone, Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management, Professor of Information Technology
Director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Thomas is the founder and director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and was one of the two founding co-directors of the MIT Initiative on “Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century.”

MIT Sloan Profile

M. Lynne Markus, The John W. Poduska, Sr. Professor of Information
and Process Management
Bentley University
Lynne’s research interests include the social and ethical issues in IT design and use, especially in the finance industry, and IT governance and organizational design in multinational enterprises, governmental organizations, and interorganizational arrangements.

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Mocker
Martin Mocker, Professor of Business Administration and Information Systems
ESB Business School, Reutlingen University

Martin’s research focuses on managing IT and digitization, especially business complexity in the digital age and (re-)architecting organizations for digitization. Martin previously worked with MIT CISR as a research scientist.

Sia
Sia Siew Kien, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Operations Management
Director of the Information Management Research Center (IMARC)
Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University

Siew Kien’s main research interests focus on process redesign, enterprise systems implementation, enterprise integration, as well as global IT organization design and governance.

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Soh
Christina Soh, Professor and Vice-Dean (Undergraduate Business)
Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University

Christina has published and made conference presentations in her research areas of investment in information technology, IT infrastructure, and IT policy.

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Tallon
Paul P. Tallon, Associate Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management
Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J., School of Business at Loyola University
Executive Director of the David D. Lattanze Center for Information Value

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Staff

Foglia
Christine G. Foglia, Associate Director
Chris Foglia manages administration, financial analysis and control, event planning, and sponsor services for MIT CISR.

MIT Sloan Profile

Office: E94-1541
Phone: 617-253-6657
E-mail: cfoglia@mit.edu

Miller
Cheryl Miller, Digital Content & Technology Manager

Cheryl manages research content production and dissemination and technical properties for MIT CISR.

Office: E94-1556
Phone: 617-253-8967
E-mail: cmillerd@mit.edu

Dorothea Gray-Papastathis, Administrative Assistant

Dorothea assists MIT CISR chairman Peter Weill.

Office: E94-1548F
Phone: 617-253-3372
E-mail: grayd@mit.edu

Richelson
Marki Richelson, Administrative Assistant

Marki assists research scientists Barb Wixom and Nils Fonstad and associate director Chris Foglia. She also assists with sponsor events and other administrative needs of the group.

Office: E94-1548A
Phone: 617-324-7546
E-mail: mrich@mit.edu