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.


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