Lorne Olfman, Professor
PhD, Indiana University
Co-Director of the Social Leaning Software Lab (SL²)
Lorne Olfman is a Professor in the School of Information Systems and Technology and Fletcher Jones Chair in Technology Management at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and former Dean of the School. He came to Claremont in 1987 after graduating with a PhD in Business (Management Information Systems) from Indiana University (IU). He also holds an MBA (from IU), an MA in Economics and a BSc in Computing Science (both from the University of Calgary). Lorne worked in the public and private sectors in Canada for 10 years before entering the PhD program.
Lorne’s research interests include: 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. Along with Terry Ryan, Lorne co-directs the Social Learning Software Lab (SL²). A key component of Lorne’s teaching is his involvement with doctoral students; he has supervised 48 students to completion and has served on more than 50 other dissertation committees.
As an active member of the Information Systems community, Lorne has co-authored more than 120 refereed articles including 42 in journals, 27 as book chapters, and 57 as conference papers. He was Program Chair and then Conference Chair for ACM SIGMIS, served on many international conference committees, co-chaired mini-tracks at HICSS and served on the HICSS IS Advisory Board. He has also served on a variety of editorial boards, and is currently a Senior Editor of the AIS Transactions on Human Computer Interaction. Lorne was recently co-chair of the Doctoral Consortium for the 2009 Americas Conference on Information Systems.