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Jill Klein

Assistant Dean for Digital Initiative, KSB Department of Information Technology

Additional Positions at AU

  • Assistant Dean for Digital Initiatives and New Programs
  • Executive in Residence, 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 programs for the MBA and MS Analytics. She is passionate about exploiting information technology to enhance student learning and business outcomes. She sits on Cornell University's President's Council of Cornell Women and the Pitzer College Board of Trustees. She was previously CIO of Riggs Bank, Account Executive at IBM and managed her own IT consulting firm.


Bachelors, Economics/History, Cornell University; Masters in Business Administration, Finance, American University

Favorite Spot on Campus
Benches on Quad- enjoying lunch on a sunny day
KSB - Information Technology
Kogod - 107
Contact Info
(202) 885-1856

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For the Media
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Partnerships & Affiliations


  • Fall 2016

    • GNED-130 General Education Area 3 Topic: Living as a Digital Citizen
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    • KSB-630 Business Capitals Immersion: Washington, DC
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    • KSB-630 Business Capitals Immersion: New York, NY
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  • Spring 2017

    • KSB-630 Business Capitals Immersion: Washington, DC
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    • KSB-630 Business Capitals Immersion: Brussels, Belgium
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Executive Experience

CIO, Riggs National Bank, NA Client Executive, IBM Corporation Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company

AU Expert

Area of Expertise: Information technology, information systems, e-business, emerging information technologies, women and leadership

Additional Information: Jill Klein teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the management of information systems, impact of emerging information technology, business analysis, and project management. She serves as the faculty advisor to Kogod's American Information Society and the Kogod Women in Business.  She cochairs the Information Technology Executive Council (ITEC), which consists of 20 industry executives who advise on curriculum, career awareness, and faculty research.
During the past 25 years, Klein has led IT organizations and influenced major business decisions through the design and implementation of information technology. In the early 1990s Klein, then CIO at Riggs Bank, implemented an outsourcing relationship with IBM that established many of the strategic outsourcing standards adopted in transactions during the past decade. Klein’s diverse career includes for-profit research, business consulting, IT sales, and entrepreneurship. Klein is an active member of the Society for Information Management (SIM), a national and regional professional organization fostering a management exchange among IT corporate, government, academic leaders, and Women In Technology, where Klein serves on the Leadership Foundry and works with the Young Professional Special Interest Group. Klein also serves on the board of directors for the Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA), an association dedicated to developing cross-industry standards for electronic data interchange. Klein’s professional affiliations keep her close to leading-edge e-business events.

Media Relations
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