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Carroll School of Management

John Gallaugher

associate professor - information systems department


Ph.D., Syracuse University School of Management
M.B.A., Boston College
B.A., Boston College


  • Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Media
  • Technology for Economic Development

As founding faculty for the Boston College TechTrek programs, and the former co-lead of the school’s graduate field studies in Europe and Asia, Professor Gallaugher has had exceptional access studying technology growth and impact worldwide. Professor Gallaugher and his students spend several weeks each year visiting with, and attending master-class sessions hosted by, technology executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Boston, New York, and Ghana. This unique opportunity helps provide his teaching and writing with a broad, deep, and continually refreshed perspective on key industry trends and developments.

An award winning teacher and active researcher, Professor Gallaugher has published in the Harvard Business ReviewMIS Quarterly, and other leading publications. He has consulted to and taught executive seminars for several organizations including Accenture, Alcoa, Duke Corporate Education, ING, Partners Healthcare, Staples, State Street, the University of Ulster, and the U.S. Information Agency. His comments on business and technology have appeared in The New York Times, National Public Radio, BusinessWeekThe Boston GlobeWired, the Associated Press, Chronicle (WCVB-TV), The Daily Yomiuri (Japan) and The Nation (Thailand), among others.

Professor Gallaugher also works closely with collegiate entrepreneurs and is co-advisor to the Boston College Venture Competition, an organization whose affiliated businesses have gone on to gain admittance to elite accelerator programs (Y-Combinator, TechStars, MassChallenge, Summer@Highland), launch multiple products, and raise millions in capital.


  • Textbook Excellence Award (for Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology, Text and Academic Authors Association.
  • Named “Guru to Grads” by Entrepreneur Magazine.
  • Boston College University-wide Faculty Teaching Award & Carroll School Teaching Excellence Award.
  • Momentum Award, The Heights (Boston College Student Newspaper).


Professor Gallaugher’s research has been published in leading outlets, including Harvard Business Review, and MIS Quarterly. Please visit his website for a current list of his publications.