Jodi Detjen, Associate Director

Jodi Detjen has been a professor of management at Suffolk University since 1999 and is the MBA program director. She co-authored The Orange Line: A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family and Life in May 2013. She focuses on consulting and leadership development on these principles in her consulting firm, Orange Grove Consulting.

Professor Detjen has been helping develop leaders and their organizations for more than 25 years. She teaches, consults and writes in areas of leadership development, systemic and organization change management, and how women can realize their power.

Professor Detjen teaches management at the MBA, undergraduate and corporate education levels. She teaches the way adults learn through interaction and application of the concepts.

Formerly, Professor Detjen was a founding partner of a boutique consulting firm, the InTrinsic Group, guiding organizations to leverage their existing people and processes to maximize performance and long-term impact. Prior to teaching, Professor Detjen was an international management consultant based in London, England, working with Global 1000 clients. Jodi focused on redesigning operations thereby realizing significant financial benefits. Her MA in International Development Policy is from Duke University and her B.Sc., from Virginia Tech in Management Science.

Dominic Thomas, Associate Director

With a PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia, Dominic Thomas specializes in organizational systems development and the implementation of transaction processing, accounting, auditing, and collaborative solutions. His research interests include virtual team leadership, collaboration system design and implementation, and information and communication technologies.

Professor Thomas, who is proficient in five languages, including English, Nepalese, Spanish, Japanese, and Russian, has worked in education and international development around the world. Over the years, he has gained experience in international development, information systems, and multi-organizational project management. He has helped implement an enterprise resource planning system in a global energy company and has led efforts to re-engineer the processes and systems at a government agency.

Arnold Kamis, Research Director

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.

Professor 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.

Professor 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.

Professor 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.

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


Robert DeFillippi, Director Emeritus