Kevin P Gallagher, Ph.D.
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Management
 Office: BU 423
 Phone: 216-523-7232
 Email: k.gallagher96@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 423, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Competitive Strategy, Strategic Change, Business Agility, Policy and Strategy, Organization Design, Organization Agility, Management of Information Systems, Diffusion of Innovation, Workforce Development
 
Education:
Ph.D., Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 2002
M.S., Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 1998
B.A., James J. Nance College of Business, Cleveland State University, 1993
 
Brief Bio:
Kevin Gallagher has over 20 years of experience in business, including managing and consulting, in addition to his work in academia.  He is constantly exploring opportunities to collaborate with the business community, bringing real-world cases to the classroom and his expertise to industry. Kevin teaches executives, masters, and undergraduate students in traditional classroom settings, as well as through presentation at industry and academic conferences, sharing his knowledge on such topics as:

Competitive strategy
Strategic alignment
Organization design
Organizational change
Business agility
Leadership

Prior to his career in academia, Kevin worked for several corporations in Cleveland, Ohio.  He managed process and system reengineering efforts while working for Progressive Insurance, consulted with Cap Gemini America, instituted quality assurance for TMW System Solutions and process improvements for Leaseway Transportation.

Subsequently, Kevin earned a Ph.D. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.  His dissertation investigated organization agility. Early in his career, Kevin earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University.  He also completed a Masters of Science degree from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He was formally a faculty member in the College of Business at Florida State University.
 
Honors and Awards:
BEST PAPER AWARDS (nominations)
2011 Best Paper Nominee (best in track) Hawaiian International Conference on System
Sciences "A Typology of Skills for the Information Technology Workforce"

2010 Best Paper Nominee (best in track) Hawaiian International Conference on System
Sciences "An Exploratory Study of Organizing Structures for Post-Implementation ERP"

2006 Best Paper Award Americas Conference on Information Systems
Understanding the Structure of Post-Implementation ERP Teams

2000 Best Paper Award Academy of Management, OCIS Division
A Systemic View of Continual Change

ACADEMIC HONORS
2011 Dean's Excellence Award College of Informatics, Northern Kentucky University

1998 Beta Gamma Sigma Weatherhead School of Management Case Western Reserve U.
Graduate work toward Masters of Science in Management

1993 Beta Gamma Sigma Nance College of Business Cleveland State University
Undergraduate work toward Bachelor of Business Administration
 
Research Interests:
I am passionate about research. My interests span a number of management-related areas, including competitive strategy, organization design, business agility, dynamic capabilities, and workforce development.

I have several streams of research, mostly examining organizational level phenomenon. The common theme in these streams of research is that they examine how organizational attributes or environmental conditions, such as its industry, strategy, design, capabilities, etc., enable or constrain an organization's ability to accomplish certain goals and objectives, including the ability to adapt over time.

For example, my dissertation examined how the strategy and structure of organizations impacts their ability to be responsive to marketplace changes. This worked explained how organizations can be structured to enable organizational agility and respond quickly when changes in strategy are necessary.

Furthermore, I have conducted a number of studies that examine how organizations are best structured to support their enterprise management systems. These studies were funded by grants from the Healthcare Industry and the Higher Education Groups of the Oracle/Alliance. Results of these studies were presented at the national meetings of these groups, including a Keynote presentation at the national Healthcare Industry conference.  

In another grant-funded study I examined how industry, institutional and organizational characteristics enable or constrain a firm's adoption of security and privacy related policies and procedures. This study was funded by a grant from the National Institute for Justice. I presented the findings of this study in the Keynote address for Greater Cincinnati Annual Security Symposium.  

I also study workforce issues and have conducted a series of research studies examining the impacts of outsourcing. In this work I collaborated with an international group of academics and practitioners. This work was sponsored by the Society for Information Management (SIM), an international group of senior executives. I presented results to SIM members at their national conference in Seattle and Orlando, and at local chapter meetings in Boston, Orlando and Cleveland.  Building on this research, I received a grant from Procter and Gamble in 2010 to explore how organizations that outsource entry-level IT positions can still develop mid-career IT personnel.
 
Teaching Areas:
My approach to teaching is to immerse students in case studies that promote active dialog and debate, and, when possible, engage students with projects in local businesses.

My teaching interests to date is in the areas of

Business Policy and Strategy
Organization Design
Leadership of Organizational Change
Technology and Innovation
Management of Information Systems
 
Professional Affiliations:
ACADEMIC
Academy of Management
Association of Information Systems
Beta Gamma Sigma

INDUSTRY
Northeast Ohio Society for Information Management
IT Leadership Forum, Cincinnati regional roundtable of IT executives
Advisory Board, Infrastructure Management Institute
 
Professional Experience:
ACADEMIC
Monte Ahuja College of Business, Cleveland State University Fall 2015 - present
Assistant Professor, Management Department
Visiting Professor, Management Department 2012 - 2013

Business Informatics Dept., Northern Kentucky University 2007- 2015
Associate Professor and Liaison for Industry Engagement and Regional Stewardship

College of Business, Florida State University
Assistant Professor, College of Business 2001-2007

Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University 1997-2001
Research Assistant, and Graduate Assistant for marketing programs

MANAGEMENT AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE 1979-1997
Progressive Insurance, Cleveland, OH, Department Manager 1994-1997

Cap Gemini America, Cleveland, Ohio, Associate Consultant 1993-1994
TMW Systems Solutions, Cleveland, Ohio, Business/Systems Analyst 1992-1993

Leaseway Transportation, Cleveland, Ohio, Business/Systems Analyst 1991-1992

Sitka Sound Seafoods, Sitka, Alaska, Remote Operations Manager 1985-1991
Noble Fish Company, Cleveland, Ohio, Operations Manager 1982-1986
Woodhill Supply, Cleveland, Ohio, Shipping/Receiving Manager 1979-1982
 
Professional Service:
EDITORIAL AND AD HOC REVIEWING ACTIVITIES

Academy of Management, OCIS Division
MIS Quarterly
Information Systems Research
Communications of the ACM
Journal of Strategic Information Systems
Journal of Association of Information Systems
Information Systems Management
Information Systems Journal
International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Associate Editor, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, OCIS Division, Boston, MA, August 2012.
Local Arrangements Chair, ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computer Personnel Research, forthcoming Cincinnati, Ohio, May 2013.
Associate Editor, Annual Meeting Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX, August 2011.
Session Chair, Annual Meeting Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX, August 2011.
Program Committee, Security Conference Europe, Orebro, Sweden, 2011.
Mini-track Co-chair, Ethical Issues in Cyberspace Environments, Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI, 2010
Paper Discussant, Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division (OCIS), Chicago, IL, 2009.
University Representative to Association for Information Systems First Annual Student Chapter Meeting, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2009.
Doctoral Consortium Mentor and Panel Member, Association for Computer Machinery Computer Personnel Research Conference, Doctoral Consortium, Limerick, Ireland, 2009.
Session Chair, Annual meeting Academy of Management, OCIS Division, Anaheim, CA, 2008.
Paper Discussant, International Conference Information Systems, Milwaukee, WI, 2006.
Session Chair, Annual meeting Academy of Management, OCIS Division, Atlanta, GA, 2006.
Session Chair, International Conference Information Systems (ICIS), Las Vegas, NV, 2005.
Paper Discussant, Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division (OCIS), Honolulu, HI, 2005.
Paper Discussant, International Conference Information Systems (ICIS), Seattle, WA, 2003.
Nominating Committee Member, Academy of Management, Organizationnal Communication and Information System Division (OCIS), 2002 - 2003.
 
Community Service:
Featured Speaker: IT Leadership Forum, Greater Cincinnati, CIO Round Table, 2011, Career Paths from Entry to Mid-level IT Professionals.

Keynote Speaker: 3rd Annual Security Symposium, Erlanger, KY, 2009, The State of IT Security in 2009.  

Featured Speaker: SIMPosium 2009: Society for Information Management National Conference, Seattle, WA, November 2009, IT Workforce: Implications of the Economic Downturn

Keynote Speaker: Oracle Alliance Healthcare Industry User Group Conference, Orlando, FL 2008, Organizing for Post Implementation.

Featured Speaker: SIMPosium 2008: Society for Information Management National Conference, Orlando, FL 2008, IT Workforce Development: Trends and Implications

Featured Speaker: Alliance 2008: Higher Education User Group Conference, Las Vegas, NV 2007, A Preview of the Future Supporting ERP Post-Implementation

Featured Speaker: Alliance 2007: Higher Education User Group Conference, Orlando, FL 2007, Understanding the Structure of Post-Implementation ERP Teams.

Featured Speaker, CIO Magazine, 2007 The Year Ahead, Phoenix, Arizona, November 2006, Panel member, Confronting Global Demographics: Thriving Despite a Workforce Shortage.

Featured Speaker, Society for Information Management (SIM), Boston Chapter, May 2006, The Information Technology Workforce: Trends and Implications 2005-2008.

Featured Speaker, Society for Information Management (SIM), Cleveland Chapter, January 2006, IT Workforce Developments: Trends and Implications.

Featured Speaker, Society for Information Management (SIM), Orlando Chapter, Annual CIO Summit, December 2005, Panel member, Will We Have the IT Workforce We Need in 2010?

QUOTED IN THE PRESS AND BY PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS

WNKU Northern Kentucky Public Radio, January 2011 NKU Faculty Receive Grant from Procter and Gamble Fund, Radio interview morning news

Cincinnati Enquirer, October 30, 2009 We are IT security's biggest scare, by James Pilcher,

WNKU Northern Kentucky Public Radio, October 10, 2009 NKU College of Informatics to Present "State of IT Security 2009" Survey, by Matt Kelley

WVXU Cincinnati Public Radio, October 8, 2009 Study finds IT security is lacking, By Jay Hanselman

Business Courier, Cincinnati, 2009 NKU Survey: IT security lacking

Certification Magazine September 2008 So You Want to Be an IT Major, By Deanna Hartley

Forrester Research January 4, 2008 Creating A Culture Of Performance And Value, by Craig Symons, Alex Cullen with Tim DeGennaro

CIO Magazine September 1, 2006 Staffing: How to Hook the Talent You Need - Things to do today and tomorrow to keep your evolving IT department stocked with the best and most useful employees, by Stephanie Overby

CIO Magazine May 1, 2006 Postmodern Manifesto: Goodbye Service-Based IT; Hello Innovation, by Chris Kock

CIO Magazine December 9, 2005 The Entry-Level Employees IT Departments Need
 
Research Grants:
Procter and Gamble Fund, Higher Education Grant Program¿ Principle Investigator. Career Paths for Critical Roles in Modern IT Departments. Nov. 2010 $10,000.

National Institute for Justice, U.S. Department of Justice Principle Investigator. State of IT Security in 2009. Nation-wide survey of 500+ firms. Aug. 2008 $25,000

Oracle Alliance Health Industry User Group Principle Investigator. Organizing for Post-Implementation of ERP. Multi-industry study. Jan. 2008 $8,000

Society for Information Systems (SIM) - IT Workforce Development: Trends and Implications. Multi-phase international research study. Dec. 2004  (ongoing support)

Office of Finance and Administration, Florida State University Project AIM. Multi-phase study of multiple universities. Jan. 2004 $80,000.