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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

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    (202) 885-1966

Department Faculty

  1. Frank Armour, Assistant Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Dr Armour is an assistant professor of information technology at the Kogod School of Business, American University and is the faculty program director for the MS in Analytics degree program.. He received his PhD from the Volgenau School of Engineerin… More

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    (202) 885-1863

  2. 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

  3. 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” i… More

    Send email to Erran Carmel

    (202) 885-1928

  4. 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

  5. J. Alberto Espinosa, Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

    Send email to J. Alberto Espinosa

    (202) 885-1958

  6. 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

  7. Itir Karaesmen Aydin, Associate Professor

    KSB - Information Technology

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    Send email to Itir Karaesmen Aydin

    (202) 885-1948

  8. Jill Klein, Director of Online Student Engagement, 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

  9. 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

    Send email to Gwanhoo Lee

    (202) 885-1991

  10. Rebekah Lewis, Executive in Residence

    KSB - Kogod School of Business

    Rebekah Lewis is an Executive in Residence and the 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 information a… More

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    (202) 885-1430

  11. Joseph Mortati, Executive in Residence

    KSB - Information Technology

    Joseph Mortati instructs in the areas of information systems and operations and project management and serves on the Senate Faculty Committee on Information Services (CIS) and the Kogod Curriculum Assessment Committee (CAC). He began his career servi… More

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    (202) 885-1871

  12. Jeffrey Rinehart, Executive in Residence

    KSB - Marketing

    Professor Rinehart is an Executive in Residence in the Department of Information Technology and Analytics. He is also the Program Director for the Kogod Honors Program.

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  13. 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

Adjunct Faculty

  1. Sami AlBanna, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  2. 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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  3. Attilio Bonaccorso, Adjunct Instructor

  4. 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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  5. Ruth Buys, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  6. Michael Carleton, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  7. Judith Cohen, Adjunct Instructor

  8. Jennifer Cramer, Adjunct Instructor

  9. Nandita Dasgupta, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  10. 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

    Send email to Francesco de Leo

    (202) 885-2277

  11. 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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  12. Hugh Fernandes, Adjunct Instructor

  13. 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 work on basketball analytics.

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  14. Rod Fontecilla, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  15. Daniel Grant, Adjunct Instructor

    Payroll Office

    Accomplished professional with seven years of experience specifically within the data science, data analytics and project management fields. Extensive knowledge of the analytics workflow model, and talented at running statistical algorithms, with pra… More

    Send email to Daniel Grant

    (202) 885-3515

  16. Loren Hudziak, Adjunct Instructor

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

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  17. 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

  18. Jason Kennedy, Director of Enrollment Management

    KSB - Acad Progs - Enrollment

    Jason has served as the Director of Enrollment Management since Apirl 2016 and joined American University in May 2013 as the Associate Director of Graduate Admissions. As the Director of Enrollment Management, Jason oversees the application process, … More

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    (202) 885-1968

  19. Suzanne King, Adjunct Instructor

  20. 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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  21. 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

  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Michael Naor, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Michael Naor received is PhD in Business Administration (operations and management science) from the University of Minnesota. He received his BSC from the Technion, and his MBA from Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel-Aviv University. Bot… More

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  26. Anne Osterman, Adjunct Instructor

  27. Victoria Pokhilko, Adjunct Instructor

  28. Jyotsna Potarazu, Adjunct Instructor

  29. Nethra Sambamoorthi, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  30. 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

    Send email to Kamalika Sandell

    (202) 885-2123

  31. Daryl Sharpe, Adjunct Instructor

  32. Anshu Sinha, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  33. Craig Stronberg, Adjunct Instructor

  34. 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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  35. Naresh Verma, Adjunct Instructor

  36. 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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  37. 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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