Director, MS in Information Systems Management Program and Associate Professor of Information Systems Management
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.6254 Fax: 412.396.1797
Kathleen S. Hartzel is an Associate Professor of Information Systems Management and Director of the MS in Information Systems Program in the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. She teaches courses primarily in the areas of systems analysis and design, project management, and IS strategy.
Dr. Hartzel's research interests focus on computer-supported collaboration at both the organizational and group levels. Her research has appeared in a number of academic journals, including MIS Quarterly, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and Journal of Computer Information Systems.
Dr. Hartzel established and advises the PMA (Project Management Association) student organization. Through her classes and interactions with the PMA, she encourages and supports students in pursuing the CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) designation. In 2010, she created the Intercollegiate Project Management Triathlon, an annual event in which undergraduate student teams from universities throughout the country come to Duquesne to test their knowledge and skills in project management best practices.
Prior to joining the faculty, she held several positions as a systems analyst and programmer. For most of that time, she worked for Unisys Corporation. She holds a Ph.D. from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. from the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Hartzel is a member of APICS, the Association for Operations Management, and holds their CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) and CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) certifications. She also is a member of PMI (Project Management Institute) where she earned their CAPM designation.
Hartzel, K., Spangler, W., Gal-Or, M., & May, J. (2009). Decision Making in Distributed Objects Using Radio Frequency Identification. Journal of International Management Studies, 4.
Hartzel, K., Spangler, W., Phelps, A., & Martinez, A. (2009). An Empirical Study of Emerging Trends in On-line Social Network Usage. Proceedings of the IACIS, September, 2009.
Hartzel, K., Spangler, W., Gal-Or, M., May, J., "Blurring the Boundaries Between Physical and Digital Systems Through Object-Oriented Design and Implementation", 8th Academy of Business and Information Technology Annual Meeting
Spangler, W., Hartzel, K., Gal-Or, M., & May, J. (2009). Modeling Complexity In Physically-Distributed Object-Oriented Systems. Journal Of Computer Information Systems.
Hartzel, K., Mahanes, C., Maurer, G., Sheldon, J., & Trunick, C. (2010). Corporate Posts and Tweets: Brand Control in Web 2.0. Journal of Information Knowledge Management.
Hartzel, K., Noakes, M., Backstrom, E., George, R., Hutchko, T., & 2010. Reward Systems: Perceptions of Fairness and Satisfaction in Project Teams. Paper presented at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology.
King, R., Hartzel, K., Schilhavy, R., Melone, N., & McGuire, T. (2010). Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Influence: Does Technology Matter During Stakeholder Deliberation with High Impact Decisions? Decision Support Systems, 48(4), 536-547.
My research focuses on the use of information system technology in supporting collaborative efforts at the group and organizational levels. At the group level, I am exploring how the availability and use of technology affects behavior and attitudes in the areas of social responsibility and participation in social causes. At the organizational level, my interests focus on how inter-organizational information systems affect purchase decisions, supply chain performance, and demand planning.