Doctor of Science Program

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For More Information, Contact:

Dr. Sushma Mishra
D.Sc. Program Director
412-397-5442 Phone
412-397-6469 Fax
Wheatley Center 305
Moon Campus

Meet the D.Sc. Faculty

Stuart Allen

Professional Preparation

PhD Organizational Leadership

Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership

Research Interests

Leadership, teaching with technology, human resource management, organizational behavior, social media, leadership development, organizational theory and development, nonprofits

Donna Cellante

Professional Preparation:

Ed.D. in Administrative and Policy Studies

Research Interests:

Women in Information Technology


Working with Middle School girls to increase awareness of computing careers

Peter Draus

Professional Preparation

Ed.D., Instructional Design and Technology                

Research Interests

Online Learning, Field Dependence, Healthcare Security, Internet Addiction


Ann Jabro

Professional Preparation
Ph.D. Speech Communication

Research Interests

Social Media, Risk and Crisis Communication, Leadership and Labor

Fred Kohun

Professional Preparation

 Ph.D. Applied History                 

Research Interests

Cultural influence on decision making

Social media analytics

Second and third order impact of technology

Technological disruption

Paul Kovacs

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. Educational Communication and Technology 

Research Interests

On-line Education, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics

John Lawson

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., Northern Illinois University.

Research Interests

Rhetoric, Cultural Studies, Drama, Poetry, Linguistics, Narratology, Critical Theory

Sushma Mishra

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. Information Systems

Research Interests

Organizational controls in information security

Information security effectiveness

Security issues in health care information systems

Health informatics

Gender gap in Information technology majors and careers

Jamie Pinchot

Professional Preparation

D.Sc. Information Systems and Communication      

Research Interests

Information privacy and security

Information design / user-centered design

Social media, wikis, and online collaborative communities

Mobile application development

Mobile security and secure programming

Web development

Robert Skovira

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. Philosophy, History, Sociology, Anthropology Education

Research Interests

Philosophical, Anthropological, Sociological, and Theoretical issues of, about Information Systems: specifically, Ethnography of IS, Knowledge management, programming, curricular and educational issues

David Wood

Professional Preparation
Ph.D. Business Administration

Research Interests

ABET accreditation in IS

Noise in Communication Channels

Economics of Information Systems