Jeria L. Quesenberry, Ph.D. is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Information Systems Program in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. During my time at Carnegie Mellon, I have taught approximately 700+ individual students, advised over 60 semester-long student projects, and offered nine different courses across all levels of the program from first-year through senior year and at the graduate level. In 2014, I was honored to receive the Elliott Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service.
My research interests nicely overlap with my teaching interests in that they are also directed at the study of societal, cultural and organizational influences on information systems, information systems work and the information systems workforce. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the demands and motivations of information systems human capital and how these professionals react to their workplace environment, administrative structures, technologies and policies that accommodate them. My interests are largely motivated by the observation of modern workplace challenges and convergent industry trends that are enabled through integrated global systems.
Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, I earned a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. My dissertation research was aimed at the investigation of organizational climate, career values and motivations of information technology professionals, and their relationship to occupational decisions with a special focus on gender. Before pursuing a graduate degree, I worked as a systems integration consultant at Accenture for multiple Department of Defense clients including the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.