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 the University, I have taught over 500 individual students and offered seven different courses across all levels of the Program (e.g., freshman through senior years). In addition, I have actively utilized my management and team-building skills in the advising of numerous student project teams at the junior and senior levels.
My current research interests are 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 differences. Before pursuing my 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.