Katia Passerini

Full Professor
Computer Science, Mathematics and Science
Graduate Certificate, Business Project Management, New York University, School of Continuing and Professional StudiesPhD, Information & Decision Systems, George Washington UniversityMA, Laurea in Economia e Commercio, University of Rome II - Tor VergataMBA, International Business, George Washington UniversityUndergraduate Certificate , The George Washington University, Elliott School of International AffairsBA, Laurea in Scienze Politiche, LUISS University
Katia Passerini, Ph.D. is The Lesley H. and William L. Collins Distinguished Chair & 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 (2003-2016), New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). 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 are focused 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 (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 (Project Management Network, Cutter IT Journal, Cutter Benchmark Review), particularly in the area of computer-mediated learning, IT 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. Katia’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. Katia 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), MBA 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 scholarships awards and grants.

Teaching Interests

Information technology, enterprise information systems, e-commerce, strategic information systems, knowledge management, digital entrepreneurship, innovation management.

Research Interests

Knowledge management, entrepreneurship and innovation; wireless and mobile apps trends; computer-mediated teaching and learning; information technology development and strategy; digital entrepreneurship and IT for small enterprises.

Courses Taught


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Journal Articles

Bandera, C., Somers, M., Passerini, K., Naatus, M. K., and Pon, K. (2019). Disruptions as opportunities for new thinking: applying the studio model to business education. Knowledge Management Research & Practice. vol. 2019, pp. 1-12.

Bandera, C., Eminet, A., Passerini, K., and Pon, K. (2018). Using Mind Maps to Distinguish Cultural Norms between French and United States Entrepreneurship Students. JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. vol. 56, pp. 177-196.

Osatuyi, B., Passerini, K., Ravarini, A., and Grandhi, S. A. (2018). "Fool me once, shame on you... then, I learn." An examination of information disclosure in social networking sites. COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR. vol. 83, pp. 73-86.

Bandera, C., Collins, R., and Passerini, K. (2018). Risky business: Experiential learning, information and communications technology, and risk-taking attitudes in entrepreneurship education. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION. vol. 16, pp. 224-238.

Walsh, D., Parisi, J. M., and Passerini, K. (2017). Privacy as a right or as a commodity in the online world: the limits of regulatory reform and self-regulation. ELECTRONIC COMMERCE RESEARCH. vol. 17, pp. 185-203.

Bandera, C., Keshtkar, F., Bartolacci, M., Neerudu, S., and Passerini, K. (2017). Knowledge management and the entrepreneur: Insights from Ikujiro Nonaka's Dynamic Knowledge Creation model (SECI). International Journal of Innovation Studies. vol. 1, pp. 163--174.

Osatuyi, B. J., and Passerini, K. (2016). Twittermania: Understanding How Social Media Technologies Impact Engagement and Academic Performance of a New Generation of Learners. COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS. vol. 39, pp. 509-528.

Osatuyi, B., Hiltz, S. R., and Passerini, K. (2016). Seeing is believing (or at least changing your mind): The influence of visibility and task complexity on preference changes in computer-supported team decision making. JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. vol. 67, pp. 2090-2104.

Bandera, C., Bartolacci, M. R., and Passerini, K. (2016). Knowledge Management and Entrepreneurship: A Contradictory Recipe. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT. vol. 12, pp. 1-14.

Naatus, M. K., Passerini, K., Pon, K., and Somers, M. (2015). Do we know what they know? Comparing US and French undergraduate students' knowledge of core business concepts. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT. vol. 34, pp. 922-940.

Somers, M., Passerini, K., Parhankangas, A., and Casal, J. (2014). Management education and the professions. Organization Management Journal. vol. 11, pp. 47--56.


Passerini, K., El Tarabishy, A., and Patten, K. (2012). Information technology for small business: managing the digital enterprise. Springer Science & Business Media.