Faculty teaching in the Information and Knowledge Strategy program are leaders in their respective disciplines. They bring to the program extensive experience, a deep understanding of the rapidly changing information professions, and a commitment to educating and training future leaders in the field.
Industry Advisory Board
Dr. Ed Hoffman was appointed as the NASA Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) in 2011. This role focuses on the policies, strategies, processes and practices for promoting a successful knowledge creation, retention and sharing culture in support of mission success. Prior to this appointment Dr. Hoffman founded and led the NASA Academy of Program Project and Engineering Leadership (APPEL) for over twenty years. He works within NASA as well as with leaders of industry, academia, professional associations, and other government agencies to develop the agency's capabilities in program and project management and engineering.
Phyllis Kolmus is the Deputy Group Director for AT&T’s OSD Programs, providing military and intelligence analysis, modeling and simulation and innovative business solutions to DoD. She directly oversees a $50M program with direct responsibility for management and administration of AT&T’s contract for the Information Management and Analysis Group (IMAG) and as deputy for three additional AT&T contracts in OSD. In this capacity, she directly manages a 30-person team of software engineers and defense and IT analysts from AT&T, Unisys, SAIC, ASD, and Group W who deliver innovative business and software solutions to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (OSD/CAPE). The team’s diversity spans gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, politics, and age.
Guy Scalzi is principal of Aspen Advisers where he focuses on strategic planning in academic medical centers and other provider organizations. Scalzi served in a number of chief information officer roles at major healthcare organizations. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service of New York University. Scalzi served as chief information officer at New York Presbyterian, The New York/Cornell Medical Center and the Hospital for Joint Diseases, a division of New York University Medical Center.
Thomas A. Stewart
Thomas A. Stewart is the chief marketing and knowledge officer of Booz & Company, a global management consulting firm. Prior to joining Booz & Company, he was the editor and managing director of Harvard Business Review (HBR) from 2002-2008.Prior to joining HBR, he was editorial director of Business 2.0 and a member of the board of editors of Fortune magazine.
In a series of Fortune articles, Stewart pioneered the field of intellectual capital, which led to his 1997 book, "Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations". His second book, "Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organization", reveals how today’s companies are applying the concept of intellectual capital in their operations to increase success in the marketplace. Stewart is a senior advisor to the Center for Work-Life Policy founded by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a member of the advisory council of the Global Leadership and Technology Exchange, a consortium of business leaders seeking new solutions to energy issues. He is also a fellow of the World Economic Forum.
In 2005, the European Foundation for Management Development named him seventeenth on its “Thinkers 50” list of the 50 most influential management thinkers. He is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Award in 2002, the Champion of Workplace Learning and Performance Award from the American Society for Training and Development in 1999, and the Blue Chip Newsroom Award of best business journalists from the Journal of Financial Reporting in 1993. Stewart graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in English literature.