Dr. Gwanhoo Lee is a Professor of Information Technology Management in the Kogod School
of Business at the American University, Washington, DC. He is also the Director of the Center
for IT and the Global Economy (CITGE) and the Director of the Cybersecurity Governance
Center at the American University in which senior IT executives from the public and private
sectors engage in collaborative research programs. He is an advisor to Samsung Economic
Research Institute (SERI) and the World Bank and a global mentor for the Korea Innovation
Center of the Korean Ministry of Sciences, ICT, and Future Planning. He earned his doctorate in
management information systems from the University of Minnesota and his B.S. and M.S.
degrees in industrial engineering from Seoul National University in Korea.
Dr. Lee’s research areas include digital innovation, smart government, Internet of Things, social
media, software development agility and complexity, project management, enterprise
architecture, cybersecurity, and information privacy. His research has been published in MIS
Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Software
Engineering, European Journal of Information Systems, Communications of the ACM, Journal of
Information Technology, Information & Management, Government Information Quarterly,
Information Technology and People, IEEE Pervasive Computing, and Journal of Information
Technology Management. His articles have also appeared in CIO magazine, IGM Business
Review, IBM Center for the Business of Government monograph series, and American Society
for Quality. He was the runner-up for the best paper award for OCIS division in Academy of
Management Meeting in 2007. He has been quoted or featured in U.S. News and World Report,
CBS Radio, AFP news, Washington Business Journal, Chosun Daily Newspaper, and many other
newspapers and media.
Dr. Lee is a recipient of European Union’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, UPS Scholarship, IBM
research grants, Kogod Endowed Fellowship, Juran Fellow, and several teaching and research
awards. He was a visiting professor at MIP Business School of Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Through various capacities, he has consulted and worked closely with senior IT executives from
a number of organizations including 3M, A.G. Edwards, Amtrak, American Red Cross, Cargill,
Computech, CSC Consulting, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of
Homeland Security, Deloitte, Federal Aviation Administration, Freddie Mac, General Motors,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, IBM, LG CNS, Marriott, Medtronic, Northwest Airlines,
Pillsbury, Samsung Electronics, Samsung SDS, SAP America, St. Paul Companies, and the