Project Team

Principal Investigators

Jane Fedorowicz

Jane Fedorowicz is the Chester B. Slade Professor of Accounting and Information Systems at Bentley University, located in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. She holds a joint appointment in Bentley’s Accountancy and Information & Process Management departments. Her MS and PhD degrees in Systems Sciences were awarded by Carnegie Mellon University. She was principal investigator of a National Science Foundation project team studying interorganizational design issues for public safety networks. She also served as principal investigator for the Bentley Invision Project on interorganizational information sharing and coordination infrastructures in supply chain, government, and health care. Dr. Fedorowicz has published extensively and has served in a governance capacity for a number of professional associations including INFORMS, AAA and AIS. She was named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2006. She is currently the President of the Association for Information Systems. For more information, please visit here.


M. Lynne Markus

M. Lynne Markus is the John W. Poduska, Sr. Professor of Information and Process Management at Bentley University. Professor Markus’ three primary research areas are enterprise and inter-enterprise systems, IT and organization change, and knowledge management. Dr. Markus has received research grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, The Advanced Practices Council of SIM International, the Financial Executives Research Foundation, the Office of Technology Assessment (US Congress), and Baan Institute. She is the author of three books and numerous articles in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Communications of the ACM, Sloan Management Review and Management Science. She has served as AIS VP for Education, SIM VP for Academic Community Affairs, and on the editorial boards of several leading journals in the information systems field. She was named Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2004. For more information, please visit here.


Steve Sawyer

Steven Sawyer conducts research in the social informatics tradition with a focus on the ways in which people organize to work together and use information along with communication technologies. Sawyer leads courses that focus students’ attention to the design, development and implementation of information systems, managing these projects, and to the roles of information and communication technologies relative to organizational and social change. For more information on Steve Sawyer, please visit here.


Christine B. Williams

Christine B. Williams is a Professor of Government at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She holds MA and PhD degrees in Political Science from Indiana University. Dr. Williams currently serves as an Associate Editor and on the Senior Editorial Board of the Journal of Information Technology and Politics and on the Meetup Politics & Governance Advisory Council. Her research area is political communication, with emphasis on new and emerging technologies. Current projects include two cross-disciplinary research collaborations, Design Principles for Effective Inter-organizational Public Safety Response Infrastructures, and The Challenge of Inter-agency Integration, which have been funded by the National Science Foundation, Digital Government Program and the IBM Center for the Business of Government, respectively. Her work has appeared in academic publications such as the Journal of Political Marketing, Journal of Direct, Data and Digital Marketing Practice, the International Journal of Information Technology and Management, and the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society; in trade and professional association publications such as Campaigns & Elections and IEEE Computer; as well as in national and regional news media outlets in the US. For more information, please visit here.


Research Associates

Robert Schrier

Robert Schrier is a graduate student at Syracuse University’s school in the Master’s of Library and Information Science program. While Schrier’s previous studies have focused on economics, digital librarianship, and participatory librarianship, his interest in information science management principles led him to the PSN study. Specifically, he is currently studying PSN technological and enterprise architecture design using case-based fuzzy set logic methodologies. His adviser is Steve Sawyer.

Joseph V. Treglia

Joseph V. Treglia is an Adjunct Instructor in both the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He earned his Master of Science in Information Resources Management from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Syracuse University as well. He is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholar in the PhD program in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. He is Director of Programs and Development for the Jim Marshall Farms Foundation, Inc. and Assistant Director of the Wireless Grids Lab. He was previously a Director for ARISE, Inc., a large nonprofit human services agency in Central New York. Treglia has 25 years experience in law enforcement and criminal justice having worked as an officer, investigator and administrator. He is founder of United Information Services, an internet services and information systems consulting group. His research interests include information assurance, cyber security issues, intelligence and information sharing within and across organizations with a focus on government and law enforcement entities at all levels and internationally.


Arthur Tomasino

Arthur Tomasino is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bentley University, located in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. His PhD is also from Bentley University where his research focused on the complexity of information systems and the interaction of micro and macro-level activities to explain information system development. He uses complexity and chaos theory as the basis of his research and has applied these theories to analyze inter-organizational IT development in the field of public safety networks.


Martin Dias

Martin Dias is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Information Management in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Martin’s research interests involve the formation, operation, and evolution of IT-enabled collaborations in public safety. Going forward he will be identifying and examining design(ing) principles to enable and enhance crowdsourcing public safety and community resilience. As part of this effort, Martin will be working with other researchers and practitioners affiliated with Northeastern’s Center for Resilience Studies. He teaches information management courses for undergraduates and MBAs in order to improve the digital fluency of students.


Dax Jacobson

Dax Jacobson is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at Westminster College Salt Lake City. Jacobsons’ research and teaching interests broadly cover the management and use of information technology in both public and private organizations. More specifically, he is interested in IT and inter-organizational governance, organizational design, business processes and technology in education. He teaches management information systems, management and business ethics. Jacobson earned a PhD in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems as well as an MBA from Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Jacobson also holds a Dual BA in History and Finance from Utah State University. He has worked in corporate sales and marketing for an Internet service provider and for the U.S. Air Force as a Contract Specialist.


Michael Tyworth

Michael Tyworth is an Instructor of Management & Organization in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University where he teaches courses in management and management information systems. Tyworth’s research focuses on socio-technical factors in information systems development and cyber defense. For more information on Michael please visit here.


Sonia Gantman

Sonia Gantman is an Assistant Professor in Accounting Department at Providence College in Rhode Island, USA. She earned her MS in Accountancy and PhD degree in Information Systems from Bentley University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University (Israel). Gantman’s research interests include different aspects of information systems design, in particular IS alignment with business processes, inter-organizational integration, legacy data management, adoption of new IS. Her academic advisor and dissertation committee chair was Dr. Jane Fedorowicz.



National Science Foundation

This project, #IIS-0534877 & #IIS-0534889 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

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 The Public Safety  Networks Study, projects #IIS-0534877 & #IIS-0534889, is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
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