Katia Passerini, Ph.D., PMP

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Katia Passerini, Ph.D., PMP, is The Lesley H. and William L. Collins Distinguished Chair and Dean of the Collins College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University, where she also holds a Professor appointment in the Division of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Science

Dr. Passerini was the Hurlburt Chair and Professor of Management Information Systems, Martin Tuchman School of Management (2003–16), New Jersey Institute of Technology. She held a joint appointment in the Information Systems (IS) Department in the College of Computing Sciences. She served as Dean for the Albert Dorman Honors College (2013–16).

Her research interests focus on understanding macro-economic drivers of knowledge management, studying wireless broadband applications and industry trends, and computer-supported learning and education. She has published extensively in refereed journals and proceedings (i.e., Communications of the ACM, IEEE IT Professional, Communications of AIS, Electronic Commerce Review, Journal of Knowledge Management, Computers & Education, Journal of Educational Hypermedia and Multimedia, IEEE Internet Computing, Organization Management Journal, International Journal of Management Education) and professional journals (i.e.,Project Management Network, Cutter IT Journal, Cutter Benchmark Review), particularly in the area of computer-mediated learning, information technology productivity, and knowledge management. She was nominated five times for best paper awards at regional and national conferences, and won once. She serves on editorial boards of various IS journals and acted as program and track chair in selected IS conferences.

Dr. Passerini’s professional background includes multi-industry projects at Booz Allen Hamilton (now part of PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and the World Bank, where she focused on information technology projects in Europe, North America, and the South Pacific. She is a certified project management professional (PMP®) and worked on various projects in the automotive and telecommunications industries and higher education. Some of her projects included business process management, balanced scorecard definition, business needs analyses and gaps assessment, benchmarking, evaluation of IT investments feasibility, and outcomes.

Dr. Passerini holds degrees in political science (LUISS University, Italy), economics (University of Rome II, Tor Vergata, Italy), M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The George Washington University, and a Certificate in Business Project Management from New York University. She was a Fulbright Student and Administrator Scholar, an Italian National Research Council Fellow (CNR), and received several funded scholarship awards.