About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Operations Management and Information Systems Department at the College of Business, Northern Illinois University (NIU). I joined NIU in June, 2015 after completing my PhD in Information Systems from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University (IU). My areas of research interest are technology-mediated collaboration, specifically in the area of enterprise social media and virtual environments, IT service management, IT adoption, and public sector information systems.

I have several publications in top peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Management Information Systems, Public Administration ReviewCommunications of Association of Information SystemsInformation Systems Management, and others. For more details on my journal publications, click here. I have also presented my research at conferences such as Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Americas Conference on Information Systems, and Australasian Conference on Information Systems. To view my conference publications/presentations, click here.

In addition to the doctoral degree, I have a Master of Business in Information Systems degree from the Kelley School of Business at IU. Before joining IU, I completed my Master of Science degree in Information Management from the Information School, University of Washington in 2010. I completed my Bachelor of Engineering degree with major in Information Technology from University of Mumbai, India. I graduated among the top 1% in my class and also received the prestigious silver medal from the University of Mumbai for my academic achievements.

During the course of my Masters program at University of Washington, I completed a 1-year internship, working as a Research Associate for Annie Searle & Associates LLC (ASA). ASA is an independent risk consulting firm which provides targeted assessments, roadmaps and research reports in various sectors like Banking, Finance, IT, Energy, Communications and so on. For more details on ASA, click here.

I have taken up job roles involving Web Development work at the IT department of the University of Washington, Seattle and as a Software Engineer in India. I have also worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Physics department in the University of Washington for 2 years where I taught mechanics to approximately 70 students per quarter.