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Charles Morrissey Professor of Information Systems Technology Management

Charles Morrissey, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Information Systems Technology Management
Graziadio Business School


Dr. Morrissey's sixty year career after college spans both the educational technology and management education fields. Shortly after college, he joined the US Air Force as an officer assigned to a radar site. This 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. It is with the intent 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. This is 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 Graziadio Business School full-time faculty in 1989 and was admitted to the Drucker PhD 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 Graziadio Business School 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


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

"Rethinking the Virtual University" (2002) Communications of Information Systems. 

Howard White Teaching Award, 2008

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