Lorne Olfman is Dean of the School of Information Science and Professor of Information Science at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). He was recently named as Fletcher Jones Chair in Technology Management.


Lorne came to Claremont in 1987 after graduating with a PhD in Business (Management Information Systems) from Indiana University. Lorne also holds a Bachelors degree in Computing Science, a Masters degree in Economics (both from the University of Calgary) and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana.

Lorne’s extensive work experience includes computer programming, economic analysis of government airport policy, and computer model development of financial plans for a telecommunications company. Lorne’s research interests involve three main areas: how software can be learned and used in organizations, the impact of computer-based systems on knowledge management, and the design and adoption of systems used for group work. He has published articles on these topics in journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Information Systems Journal.

Lorne has always taken an interest in using technology to support teaching and has been using the Internet to facilitate classes for more than a decade. A key component of Lorne’s teaching is his involvement with doctoral students. Lorne has supervised 34 students to completion. Lorne is an active member of the Information Science community. He regularly reviews papers for journals and conferences, and was in consecutive years the program chair and general chair of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Computer Personnel Research (now sponsored by ACM - SIGMIS). He also coordinated mini-tracks of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences for 10 years.

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