Doug Schutz received his Ph.D. in Business Administration specializing in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Temple’s Fox School in September. He has accepted the position of visiting Associate Professor at the Tokyo University of Science in Japan. Doug’s research interests include knowledge seeking and sharing through the use of corporate social media, IT enabled innovation, and IT mobility in the urban environment. Doug states, “I greatly appreciate the advice and encouragement that I received for my research from the MIS Department’s world class faculty.”
Doug was one of only 40 Ph.D. students selected globally to present his research at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Doctoral Consortium in Shanghai, China. His work has been published in the conference proceedings of ICIS and has been nominated Best Paper at the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS). He has served as a reviewer of research papers for numerous academic journals and conferences and has taught the MIS course Information Systems in Organizations.
Doug has also worked as a Graduate Student Advisor for the Urban Apps & Maps Studios of Temple University. In this role, he advised a team of students that designed and developed an app that won the first place prize of $2,500 at Temple University’s first ever “hackathon”. In addition, one of the students that he mentored won “Intern of the Year” out of a total of 90 interns.
Prior to his work in academia, Doug worked as an IT manager and consultant for two Fortune 500 companies in New Orleans, Louisiana. Before working in IT, he served as a Naval Officer onboard a destroyer and a cruiser. Doug received an MBA in MIS from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.