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Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown

Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown

Associate Professor / Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor

218 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-1892

mlbrow03@syr.edu

Overview

Michelle Kaarst-Brown - Coming into academia with over twenty-years in management and consulting in the financial services industry, Kaarst-Brown brings a pragmatic, problem solving orientation to her research and teaching. Her prior work experience in organizational development, human resources management, marketing, project management, quality business, research, and strategic management provide her with a holistic view of organizations and their strategic problems.  Dr. Kaarst-Brown has worked and conducted research in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Europe. 

Research

Kaarst-Brown's research is driven by a desire to better understand the strategic and practical integration of information technology at multiple levels: institutional, individual, and societal. Working with industry, she emphasizes practical research that advances theory but that can also inform management practice. This translates into publications in top academic journals and also in practitioner journals where interesting findings can be put to use. Research projects include the following: ~ Enterprise Risk Management - perceptions of IT's role in ERM initiatives. ~ IT Governance and Strategic management of IT, including impact of culture on innovation, championship behavior, conflict, and competitive advantage. ~ Social implications of information technology, including general cultural, gender, and generational issues. Doctoral Level Research Courses: Advanced Qualitative Methods; Social Issues and ICT's; Doctoral Gateway - Introduction to Research and Methods; Organizational Theories and ICT Research; Conducting Literature Reviews; Conducting Field Research

Teaching

My teaching is focused on helping students learn concepts through analysis and experiential opportunities. My courses push students to develop pragmatic understanding of concepts, while also encouraging development of the softer skills associated with their application. Current master's or blended courses include IST 625 Enterprise-wide Risk Management (instructor and professor-of-record) and IST 455/655 Enterprise IT Consultation (instructor and professor-of-record). As faculty-of-record for IST 425 Enterprise-wide Risk Management, I am also involved in design and execution of our undergraduate offering.

Personal

Family, quilting, crazy quilting, travel, yoga. Quilting is a passion that involves design, project management, mathematics, and computers. Please stop by to see the commemorative iQuilt on the ground level of Hinds Hall. Before moving to Syracuse, Dr. Kaarst-Brown volunteered at a Siamese Rescue Organization (www.siameserescue.org) in Virginia.

Teaching


Teaching History - 2019-2020
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2019 IST625 M400 Enterprise Risk Management
Fall 2019 IST625 M401 Enterprise Risk Management
Teaching History - 2018-2019
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2018 IST625 M400 Enterprise Risk Management
Fall 2018 IST625 M401 Enterprise Risk Management
Spring 2019 IST455 M001 Enterprise IT Consultation
Spring 2019 IST655 M001 Enterprise IT Consultation
Teaching History - 2017-2018
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2017 IST455 M001 Enterprise IT Consultation
Fall 2017 IST655 M001 Enterprise IT Consultation
Spring 2018 IST625 M400 Enterprise Risk Management
Spring 2018 IST990 U001 Independent Study
Teaching History - 2016-2017
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2016 IST625 M001 Enterprise Risk Management
Fall 2016 IST600 M002 Enterprise IT Consultation
Fall 2016 IST400 M002 Enterprise IT Consultation
Spring 2017 IST625 M800 Enterprise Risk Management
Spring 2017 IST600 M002 Enterprise IT Consultation
Spring 2017 IST400 M002 Enterprise IT Consultation
Summer 2017 IST625 M001 Enterprise Risk Management
Teaching History - 2015-2016
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2015 IST625 M001 Enterprise Risk Management
Fall 2015 IST600 M002 Enterprise IT Consultation
Fall 2015 IST400 M002 Enterprise IT Consultation
Spring 2016 IST625 M800 Enterprise Risk Management
Spring 2016 IST600 M002 Enterprise IT Consultation
Spring 2016 IST400 M002 Enterprise IT Consultation
Teaching History - 2014-2015
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2014 IST625 M001 Enterprise Risk Management
Fall 2014 IST700 M001 Enterprise IT Consultation
Spring 2015 IST625 M800 Enterprise Risk Management
Spring 2015 IST600 M002 Enterprise IT Consultation
Spring 2015 IST400 M002 Enterprise IT Consultation
Summer 2015 IST625 M500 Enterprise Risk Management
Teaching History - 2013-2014
Semester Course Section Title
Spring 2014 IST625 M800 Enterprise Risk Management
Spring 2014 IST600 M002 Enterprise IT Consultation
Spring 2014 IST625 M001 Enterprise Risk Management
Teaching History - 2012-2013
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2012 IST880 M001 Intensive Seminar
Teaching History - 2011-2012
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2011 IST880 M001 Intensive Seminar
Fall 2011 IST800 M800 Qualitative Research Methods
Spring 2012 IST990 U003 Independent Study
Summer 2012 IST880 M540 Intensive Seminar
Summer 2012 IST800 M800 Doctoral Gateway Seminar
Teaching History - 2010-2011
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2010 IST880 M001 Intensive Seminar
Fall 2010 IST800 M800 Qualitative Research Methods
Spring 2011 IST755 M850 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Spring 2011 IST800 M006 Proseminar: Lit Review
Spring 2011 IST880 M050 Intensive Seminar
Summer 2011 IST880 M540 Intensive Seminar
Summer 2011 IST800 M800 Doctoral Gateway Seminar
Teaching History - 2009-2010
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2009 IST755 M001 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Fall 2009 IST625 M001 Risk Management
Fall 2009 IST990 M001 Independent Study
Fall 2009 IST990 M005 Independent Study
Spring 2010 IST755 M002 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Summer 2010 IST880 M540 Intensive Seminar
Summer 2010 IST800 M800 Doctoral Gateway Seminar
Teaching History - 2008-2009
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2008 IST755 M001 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Fall 2008 IST625 M001 Risk Management
Spring 2009 IST625 M001 Risk Management
Spring 2009 IST755 M001 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Teaching History - 2007-2008
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2007 IST425 M001 Risk Management
Fall 2007 IST625 M001 Risk Management
Spring 2008 IST625 M001 Risk Management
Spring 2008 IST755 M001 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Teaching History - 2006-2007
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2006 IST810 M007 Practicum in Research
Fall 2006 IST840 M007 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2006 IST425 M001 Risk Management
Fall 2006 IST625 M001 Risk Management
Spring 2007 IST810 M011 Practicum in Research
Spring 2007 IST840 M010 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2007 IST625 M001 Risk Management
Spring 2007 IST425 M001 Risk Management
Teaching History - 2005-2006
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2005 IST810 M007 Practicum in Research
Fall 2005 IST840 M007 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2005 IST425 M001 Risk Management
Fall 2005 IST625 M001 Risk Management
Spring 2006 IST810 M007 Practicum in Research
Spring 2006 IST625 M001 Risk Management
Spring 2006 IST425 M001 Risk Management
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