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Our Team


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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

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

Office: E94-1541
Phone: 617-253-6657

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Cheryl A. Miller, Assistant Director, Digital Content & Technology

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

Office: E94-1556
Phone: 617-253-8967

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Amber Franey, Senior Administrative Assistant

Amber assists research scientist Barb Wixom 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

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Dorothea Gray-Papastathis, Administrative Assistant

Dorothea assists MIT CISR chairman Peter Weill.

Office: E94-1548F
Phone: 617-253-3372

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Center for Information Systems Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of Management
245 First Street, E94-15th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142