Laurie J. Kirsch

Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Professor of Business Administration

Laurie J. Kirsch, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Professor of Business Administration, joined the faculty of the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in 1993 after completing her PhD in business administration at the University of Minnesota. She is a former Associate Dean at the Katz School.

Her research explores the exercise of control and the transfer of knowledge in the IS context, examining how stakeholders can better manage IS initiatives and improve software processes. Her research has appeared in leading academic journals such asOrganization Science, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, and Accounting, Management and Information Technologies.

Dr. Kirsch has received two recent grants from the National Science Foundation. She was awarded $300,000 by NSF to study "Identifying Faultlines, Circumventing Faultline Eruptions, and Mitigating the Effects of Faultlines" between 2009 and 2012. In 2006-2007, NSF awarded her $250,000 for a project titled "Managing the Unmanageable: Recommendations for Structuring and Governing Complex, Dynamic, and Distributed Projects."

Dr. Kirsch currently serves or has served on the editorial boards of Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Management Science and several other academic journals. She is active in the International Conference on Information Systems, the Academy of Management, and the Association for Information Systems.


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