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.


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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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