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Faculty & Staff

Jeanne W. Ross, Director & Principal Research Scientist

Jeanne W. Ross is Director and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School’s Center for Information Systems Research where she lectures, conducts research, and directs executive education courses on IT management practices. Her research examines organizational and performance implications of enterprise initiatives related to enterprise architecture, IT governance, outsourcing, and business agility.

MIT Sloan Profile

Office: NE25-777
Tel: 617-253-9461
Assistant: Kate Moloney
Asst. e-mail:

Peter Weill, Chairman & Senior Research Scientist

Peter’s work centers on the role, value and governance of IT in enterprises. Peter joined the Sloan faculty in 2000 to become director of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) and was named chairman in 2008. Peter’s current responsibilities include the globalization of MIT CISR’s research and sponsorship base.

MIT Sloan Profile

Office: NE25-775
Tel: 617-253-2930
Assistant: Mathilda Markogiannakis
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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

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, and business analytics 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: NE25-785
Tel: 617-452-5401
Assistant: Marki Richelson
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Kristine Dery, Research Scientist & Program Manager, Australia

Kristine’s research in technology and the workplace has resulted in a range of both academic and industry publications with particular emphasis on Mobile Connectivity. This work has stemmed from a longer-term research focus on the relationship between HRM and IS which has, in more recent times, generated further inquiry into the management of remote workers and the implications for new ways of working. She co-founded and co-chairs the Digital Disruption Research Group in Sydney, where both academics and industry are engaged in research on the impact of digital technologies and new ways of working. She previously held management roles in the tourism and airline industries in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

Office: NE25-7th Floor
Tel: 617-253-2348

Nils Olaya Fonstad, Research Scientist & Program Manager, Europe

Nils researches how organizations build digitized platforms that enhance and sustain competitive business agility as well as how they define, access and foster new skills and leaders for operating and innovating digitally. Nils has returned to MIT CISR as a research scientist from INSEAD eLab, where he served as Associate Director. 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: NE25-7th Floor
Tel: +34 64 555 3669

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. Two current studies include (1) the amount, allocation, and impact of enterprise-wide digital investments, and (2) how digitization is influencing the shape of next-generation enterprise.

MIT Sloan Profile

Office: NE25-770
Tel: 617-452-3222

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.

Phone: 617-324-9762

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: NE25-780
Tel: 617-253-6607


Associated Faculty & Researchers

Ritu Agarwal, Professor & Dean’s Chair of Information Systems
Director, Center for Health Information & Decision Systems
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Ritu’s current research is focused on the use of IT in healthcare settings; technology-enabled transformations in the auto-retailing and printing sectors; and appropriate strategies for the management of IT human capital.


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.


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.

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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.


Dorothy E. Leidner, Randall W. and Sandra Ferguson Professor of Information Systems
Baylor University
Dorothy’s research interests include virtual teams and organizations, knowledge management, IS strategy, social media use in organizations, and CIO leadership.


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.

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Thomas W. Malone, Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management, Professor of Information Technology
Director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Thomas W. Malone 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.”

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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.

John G. Mooney, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology Management
Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University

John’s current teaching and research interests include the management of cloud computing, business executive responsibilities for IT and information management, and IT-enabled business transformation.


 Peter Reynolds
Peter Reynolds, MIT CISR Research Affiliate
and Executive Director, Innovation and the Lab
UK Technology Strategy Board, Future Cities Catapult

Pete is setting up and running innovation and the lab, one of the United Kingdom’s six to eight new innovation centers applying digitization to future cities. Pete is a former research scientist with MIT CISR.


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.


Hüseyin Tanriverdi, Associate Professor of Information, Risk, and Operations Management
Joseph Paschal Dreibelbis Fellow in Business
Red McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

Hüseyin studies the roles of information technology (IT) and knowledge management (KM) in performance, growth, innovativeness, risk-return profiles, and regulatory compliance efforts of organizations.




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

MIT Sloan Profile

Phone: 617-253-6657

Cheryl Miller, CISR Coordinator

Cheryl maintains MIT CISR websites, publications, and social media, and assists with event planning, sponsor relations, and other administrative needs of the group.

Phone: 617-253-8967

Kate Moloney, Administrative Assistant

Kate assists CISR director Jeanne Ross. She also assists with sponsor events and other departmental duties.

Phone: 617-253-6768

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.

Phone: 617-324-7546