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Information Technology Department

The Kogod School of Business Department of Information Technology teaches management information systems, IT consulting, technology management, management science, statistics, and production and operations management. The department faculty is known for its research into the global dimensions of technology including global teams, global management, and offshoring.

Department Chair

  1. Edward Wasil, Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Professor Wasil is a well-known scholar in the areas of network optimization and applications of decision-aiding methods. He has published more than 100 technical articles in a wide variety of academic outlets including Production and Operations Mana… More

    Send email to Edward Wasil

    (202) 885-1966

Department Faculty

  1. Sami AlBanna, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  2. Frank Armour, Assistant Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Dr Armour has over 25 years of extensive experience in both the practical and academic aspects applying advanced information technology analytics. He has taught, led initiatives on, and performed research in: Business analytics, database, big data, e… More

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    (202) 885-1863

  3. Ann Barron Dicamillo, Adjunct Instructor

    As a visionary and experienced Information Security Executive with almost 20 years of extensive experience in operations and in the delivery of information security services, I have gained an excellent grasp of the cyber threat environment and a resp… More

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  4. Attilio Bonaccorso, Adjunct Instructor

  5. Craig Brown, Adjunct Instructor

    Prof. Brown is currently the Vice President of Business Systems at ZeniMax Media a global game development studio and publishing company. Mr. Brown is the leader of ZeniMax’s global business systems organization. He is currently focusing on integrati… More

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  6. Ethan Burger, Senior Research Fellow

    WCL - FASS

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  7. Ruth Buys, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  8. Ozden Engin Cakici, Assistant Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Dr. Cakici's primary research and teaching interests lie in the area of operations management and information technology particularly including healthcare operations, supply chain management and economics of information technology. His research metho… More

    Send email to Ozden Engin Cakici

    (202) 885-6673

  9. Michael Carleton, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  10. Erran Carmel, Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Professor Carmel teaches Information Technology (I.T.). He researches the globalization of technology work: crowdsourcing, impact sourcing, global software teams, offshore outsourcing, He also leads the business school’s “Business in the Capital” ini… More

    Send email to Erran Carmel

    (202) 885-1928

  11. Judith Cohen, Adjunct Instructor

  12. Jennifer Cramer, Adjunct Instructor

  13. Mary Culnan, Senior Research Fellow

  14. Nandita Dasgupta, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  15. Francesco de Leo, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    OIT - Enterprise Systems

    Francesco oversees the team responsible for evaluating, designing, developing and maintaining web technologies and applications in support of the business needs of the University, including the web content management system and the web portal.Frances… More

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    (202) 885-2277

  16. William DeLone, Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Professor DeLone is a Kogod Eminent Professor of Information Technology. He has served as the Acting Dean, the Senior Associate Dean, Dean of Graduate Programs and Chair of the Department of Information Technology. He also served as Chair of American… More

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    (202) 885-1959

  17. Kathleen Dyer, Adjunct Instructor

    Kathleen Dyer, MS, MEd., is an established executive with more than 35 years of professional experience, 30 of them in senior leadership and executive positions. She is adept at leading multi-disciplinary teams to provide enterprise-wide solutions, b… More

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  18. J. Alberto Espinosa, Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Dr. Espinosa is the Chair of the Information Technology Department, a Professor of Information Technology and a Kogod Research Professor. His research focuses on coordination and performance in global technical projects that span multipe global bound… More

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    (202) 885-1958

  19. Hugh Fernandes, Adjunct Instructor

  20. Grant Fiddyment, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    I am an applied mathematician interested in complex networks, particularly in the brain. My neuroscience research uses statistical models to estimate brain dynamics, e.g. during human seizures. Currently, I am a data scientist for the Philadelphia 76… More

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  21. Rod Fontecilla, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  22. Richard Gibson, Associate Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Rick Gibson has more than 30 years of teaching and industry experience with complex information systems. Prior to joining AU, he spent several years teaching in Europe and Asia.

    Send email to Richard Gibson

    (202) 885-2735

  23. Daniel Grant, Adjunct Instructor

    Payroll Office

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    (202) 885-3515

  24. Loren Hudziak, Adjunct Instructor

    With 20 years of IT industry experience, Loren Hudziak has spent the last six years at Google where he currently works as a cloud architect. Initially an application developer and DBA, he gradually shifted to big data, analytics, and cloud solutions … More

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  25. Fabian Jozsa, Adjunct Instructor

    OIT - Enterprise Systems

    Mr. Jozsa is the Manager of Portal Systems at the Office of Information Technology department. He leads the group that is responsible for development efforts, administration, user support and maintenance of AU's transactional and collaboration portal… More

    Send email to Fabian Jozsa

    (202) 885-2495

  26. Itir Karaesmen Aydin, Associate Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Personal page: http://auapps.american.edu/~karaesme

    Send email to Itir Karaesmen Aydin

    (202) 885-1948

  27. Suzanne King, Adjunct Instructor

  28. Jill Klein, Assistant Dean for Digital Initiative, KSB

    KSB - Information Technology

    Professor Klein brings more than 30 years of IT and banking management experience to the classroom. Jill Klein serves as the Assistant Dean for Digital Initiatives and New Programs at the Kogod School of Business which includes Business@American prog… More

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    (202) 885-1856

  29. Lilian Ladd, Adjunct Instructor

    Professor Ladd brings over a decade of emerging technology and business expertise to Kogod and as an adjunct faculty member teaches multiple technology and business courses each academic year. Ladd possesses a variety of leadership experiences in st… More

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  30. Gwanhoo Lee, Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Professor Lee teaches digital leadership/strategy and edge of IT to undergraduate students and project management to MBA students. His primary research areas include digital innovation including the Internet of Things and digital health care, smart g… More

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    (202) 885-1991

  31. Rebekah Lewis, Executive in Residence

    KSB - Kogod School of Business

    Rebekah Lewis is an Executive in Residence and the Deputy Director of the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC) at American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining AU, Lewis practiced cybersecurity and inform… More

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  32. Kirill Lobachyov, Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence

    OIT - Enterprise Systems

    Kirill joined AU in April 2012. He and his group are implementing a university-wide business intelligence platform. Kirill is also an Adjunct Instructor at Kogod School of Business

    Send email to Kirill Lobachyov

    (202) 885-2214

  33. Michael Matos, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    University Library

    I have served as the Business and Economics Librarian at AU since 2009. I manage the materials budget for business-related resources and serve as the library's point person for assisting the AU community with business research. I am also an Adjunct… More

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    (202) 885-3245

  34. Allan Mink, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Dr. Mink teaches Management, Information, and Systems (ITEC 616) as an Adjunct Professor at American University’s Kogod Graduate School of Business. Dr. Mink is the Managing Director for Systems Spirit, a boutique consulting team influential in conne… More

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  35. Stanley Mlynarczyk, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    CTO Chicago Technologies Incorporated Instructor -Cloudera (Data Science, Analytics) Director Enterprise Architecture at Teradata Research Focus: Text Analytics, extreme low latency text analytics and massive data.

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  36. Raluca Monet, Adjunct Instructor

    Professor Monet is currently the Sales Enablement Director for the Google Center of Excellence at Unisys. Areas of expertise include strategic planning, organizational transformation, operational management, process improvement, and performance measu… More

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  37. Joseph Mortati, Executive in Residence

    KSB - Information Technology

    Joseph Mortati instructs in the areas of information systems and operations and project management and is co-chair of the Senate Faculty Committee on Information Services (CIS). He began his career serving in the U.S. Air Force flying supersonic figh… More

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    (202) 885-1871

  38. Michael Naor, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  39. Emma Nordback, Scholar in Residence

  40. Anne Osterman, Adjunct Instructor

  41. Michael Piller, Senior Director, Academic Technology

    University Library

    Michael Piller leads multiple campus teams responsible for academic technology services and operations. Together these teams are responsible for campus learning management system and associated tools, video content management system, instructional de… More

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    (202) 885-3228

  42. Victoria Pokhilko, Adjunct Instructor

  43. Jyotsna Potarazu, Adjunct Instructor

  44. Jeffrey Rinehart, Executive in Residence

    KSB - Marketing

    Professor Rinehart brings almost 20 years of data-driven marketing and analytics experience to the classroom. He spent over a decade at Capital One (NYSE: COF), starting his career as a statistician, and ultimately running the marketing strategy gro… More

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  45. Nethra Sambamoorthi, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  46. Kamalika Sandell, Adjunct Instructor

    OIT - Enterprise Systems

    Kamalika was recently promoted to Associate Chief Information Officer, serving as the second in command for the Office of Information Technology. In addition, she runs the Enterprise Systems unit within the Office of Information Technology. She has e… More

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    (202) 885-2123

  47. Daryl Sharpe, Adjunct Instructor

  48. Jay Simon, Assistant Professor

    KSB - Kogod School of Business

    Dr. Simon joined the Kogod faculty in 2015. He was previously a faculty member of the Naval Postgraduate School. His research is in decision analysis. His main research focus is multi-attribute preference modeling, particularly involving outcomes whi… More

    (202) 885-1910

  49. Anshu Sinha, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  50. Insoo Son, Scholar in Residence

  51. Craig Stronberg, Adjunct Instructor

  52. Ralph Szygenda, Senior Fellow

  53. Leif Ulstrup, Adjunct Instructor

    Leif is an Executive-in-Residence in the Information Technology Department of The Kogod School of Business. Leif is an experienced senior executive with a proven track record adapting emerging technology and management innovations to achieve signific… More

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  54. Naresh Verma, Adjunct Instructor

  55. Edward Wasil, Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Professor Wasil is a well-known scholar in the areas of network optimization and applications of decision-aiding methods. He has published more than 100 technical articles in a wide variety of academic outlets including Production and Operations Mana… More

    Send email to Edward Wasil

    (202) 885-1966

  56. Ronald Watkins, Adjunct Instructor

    Ronald Watkins joined the Kogod School of Business after a 21 year career with IBM where he specialized in Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse. Prior to IBM, he was an I/T consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In additio… More

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  57. Jongwook Woo, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Research Center

The Center for Information Technology in the Global Economy (CITGE) is led by members of the Information Technology Department and facilitates collaborative research with corporate partners.

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ITEC Council

The Information and Technology Executive Council provides leadership and a forum to distinguish the Information Technology Programs.

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