John Gallaugher is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. He works closely with the University’s student entrepreneurs and leads technology-focused field study programs in the US and abroad. Prof. Gallaugher has been recognized for excellence and innovation in teaching by Boston College, BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur Magazine, the Decision Sciences Institute, Bostinnovation, and The Heights (BC’s student newspaper). He was also honored as the featured faculty profiled in the nationally televised Boston College public service announcement, which ran during the 2009-2010 sports season. Prof. Gallaugher’s research has been published in the Harvard Business Review, MIS Quarterly and other leading IS journals. He is also author of the widely-adopted, award-winning open textbook Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology. Prof. Gallaugher has been a featured speaker at Apple Inc’s AcademiX educator conference, and was the keynote speaker at AIBUMA (the African International Business and Management Conference) in Nairobi Kenya. He has consulted to and taught executive seminars for several organizations including Accenture, Alcoa, Duke Corporate Education, ING, Partners Healthcare, Staples, State Street, the University of Ulster, and the U.S. Information Agency. His comments on business and technology have appeared in The New York Times, National Public Radio, BusinessWeek, The Boston Globe, Wired, the Associated Press, Chronicle (WCVB-TV), The Daily Yomiuri (Japan) and The Nation (Thailand), among others.
Professor Gallaugher’s courses and research focus on strategy, technology, and social media. He has co-led the MBA program’s international field study courses to Europe and Asia, and he currently coordinates both the graduate and undergraduate TechTrek West field study courses, the TechTrek Boston and TechTrek NYC programs, and the Technology in Economic Development course (aka TechTrek Ghana). The award-winning TechTrek programs have been described by participants as the ‘best academic experience at BC’, and have offered students master-class learning sessions at dozens of organizations, from Apple to Zynga, as well as with entrepreneurs, and leading venture capital firms. Prof. Gallaugher is also the faculty advisor for the Information Systems Academy, the Graduate TechClub, the BC Talks / BC Splash student lecture programs, and is co-advisor to the student-run Boston College Venture Competition. The latter program has produced entrepreneurs that have launched multiple businesses, graduated to elite accelerator programs (Y-Combinator, TechStars, Summer@Highland, MassChallenge), and raised millions in capital. Professor Gallaugher earned his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Syracuse University School of Management, and he holds an MBA and an undergraduate degree in computer science, both from Boston College.