Arnold Kamis

Arnold Kamis is a professor of information systems and operations management at the Sawyer Business School. He earned his PhD in information systems from the Stern School of Business of New York University and his BS in applied mathematics (computer science) from Carnegie Mellon University.

Kamis studies  human-computer interactions and decision-support systems in the domains of e-commerce and e-healthcare. His work has been published in many journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, MIS Quarterly, Information & Management, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Communications of the ACM, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, The Database for Advances in Information Systems, Information Systems Frontiers, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, and Decision Support Systems.

Kamis teaches Information Management for Competitive Advantage, Global Electronic Commerce, and Management of Information Systems. In 2009, he received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence.

Kamis serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, Case Studies in Business, Industry and Government Statistics, and Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations. He serves as a chair for the HICSS minitrack on Electronic Marketing and a chair for the HICSS minitrack on IT Adoption, Diffusion and Evaluation in Healthcare. In 2012, he received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Service.

Kamis is a member of the Association for Information Systems, Association for Computing Machinery, and Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

Colette Dumas

Colette Dumas earned her Ph.D. in Human and Organization Systems and a master's degree in organizational development from The Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California. Dumas also trained in the prestigious Organization Development Program at the National Training Laboratories, in Bethel, Maine. She is a professor at Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School, as well as an international scholar, having taught and pursued her research at the University of Quebec at Montreal, McGill University, l’Universidad Autonomo de Guererro, Mexico, and the Warsaw School of Economics, She was recently awarded a Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant for her innovative teaching by Suffolk University’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

Dumas has served as a consultant and has trained personnel in leading banks and financial institutions, healthcare, and pharmaceutical companies, universities and not-for-profit organizations as well. Her lengthy client list includes American Express, Fidelity Investments, Bank of America, The Boston Globe, Gillette, Sovereign Bank, Boston Scientific, Harvard University, MIT, John Hancock, Comverse Technologies, State Street Global Advisors, General Services Administration of the Federal Government, Stop & Shop, Aramark Corp. (Royal Ahold), Genzyme, Celanese, Investors Bank and Trust, and JP Morgan Chase, among others.

Dumas works with teams to develop effective change leadership programs, build innovative capabilities, and foster collaboration. She designs initiatives that lead to highly effective engagement and sustainable results. Her creative action learning program was cited as an enterprise best practice by the CEO of Bank of America, when she worked with the bank.

Her change leadership work with several well-known family-owned businesses has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal.

Over the course of her career, Dumas has been awarded over $800,000 in research grants by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to pursue her scholarly inquiry. She is the author of over 45 publications, a book and six book chapters. Dumas founded the Center for Innovation and Change Leadership at Suffolk University to help organizations develop innovative and collaborative change leadership programs and practices.