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Dr. Gregory S. Dawson is a Senior Faculty Associate at the Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD) within the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University and is also an Assistant Professor in the W. P. Carey School of Business. Dr. Dawson was awarded his PhD in Information Systems from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
Prior to becoming an academic, Dr. Dawson was a Partner in the Government Consulting Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, joining PwC (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) in the Washington, D.C., office and later relocating to Sacramento, California. Dr. Dawson was a leader in the field of public sector outsourcing as well as information systems implementation. He has worked extensively with the federal government (including Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Bureau of the Census, among others) and with a variety of state governments (including Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, and California). After leaving PwC, Dr. Dawson was a Director at Gartner, working in the state and local government practice.
Dr. Dawson is also the President of the Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on IS Leadership and co-leads a track on IS leadership at a major IS conference. His research is primarily focused on information systems leadership and innovation in the public sector. His work has been published in a variety of top academic and practitioner journals. His research has been published in Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Organization Science, Journal of Management Information Systems, ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, InformationWeek and numerous Brookings Institution reports.