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Charles Morrissey, PhD

Professor of Information Systems Technology Management

Emeritus Faculty

Phone: (949) 246-6552

Email:  charles.morrissey@pepperdine.edu

Charles Morrissey Adjunct Professor or Strategy

Dr. Morrissey’s sixty year career after college spans both the educational technology and management education fields. Shortly after college graduation he joined the US Air Force as an officer assigned to a radar site that was part of the development of the SAGE System. SAGE was the foundation of ARPANET and eventually the Internet. He entered the Harvard Business School after his military tour and formed TimeShare Corporation in 1965 to commercialize Dartmouth’s famous ’s development of BASIC and computer time-sharing. TimeShare provided computer access; faculty training, and application sharing to the secondary school market. In 1970 they developed an alliance with Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company (HMCO) to support their customer base of secondary school faculty seeking to add computer resources to their curriculum. HMCO acquired TimeShare in 1978.

His academic career started in 1985 as a guest lecturer in Technology Management at UCI’s Graduate School of Management. He joined the GSBM full time faculty in 1989 and was admitted to the Drucker Ph.D. program in 1990. His research and dissertation focused on the impact of the Internet on management education. He made a number of presentation on this topic to AOM and AACSB national meetings until his retirement in 2014. He received the GSBM Outstanding Teacher award in 2008.

Currently he serves as an advisor to the Drucker School.

Drucker Graduate School of Management

Doctor of Philosophy

Harvard Business School

Master of Business Administration

Colby College

Bachelor of Arts


Drucker Graduate School of Management

Doctor of Philosophy

Harvard Business School

Master of Business Administration

Colby College

Bachelor of Arts

Dr. Morrissey has transitioned from a successful career in new venture formation to the field of management education. He brings this extensive experience to his classes by blending the theoretical with the practical.

Area of Expertise

Venture Capital
Information Systems

Current Research or Projects

Dr. Morrissey is currently researching and speaking at professional associations on the topic of the impact of the Internet on management

Professional Experience

Dr. Morrissey is a veteran entrepreneur in the computer software field, both as a company founder and as a director.

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Over 20 presentations to professional and academic associations on the topic of the role of the Internet in management education.
  • "Rethinking the Virtual University", Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2002

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management


Howard White Teaching Award, 2008

Dissertation “The Impact of Groupware on Case Method Teaching” (1997) Claremont Graduate University

“Rethinking the Virtual University” (2002) Communications of Information Systems http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol9/iss1/29/

Graziadio Business Review

Servanthood Leadership

Conversation with Evoke Software’s Lacy Edwards

IT MATTERS: Fifty Years and Counting

Managing Innovation through Corporate Venturing

E-Business: The New Management Challenge

Business and Universities Moving to Collaborative Technologies