Donna W. McCloskey

Donna W. McCloskey, PhD, CAPM

  • Professor
Media Expertise:
  • Business Administration
  • Economics & Finance
  • Technology

Programs I Teach


  • PhD, Decision Sciences / Information Systems (1997)
    Drexel University (PA)
  • MBA, Finance / Information Systems (1992)
    Widener University (PA)
  • BS, Business Administration (1990)
    University of Delaware (DE)

About Me

I have earned the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI), and I'm active in a number of professional organizations. As a recipient of multiple teaching awards, I enjoy teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

I hold a BS in finance and management information systems from the University of Delaware, an MBA from Widener University, and a PhD in decision sciences / MIS from Drexel University. 

Research Interests

My research interests include the outcomes of telecommuting, the adoption of electronic commerce, and data analytics. My work has been published in numerous journals including the Journal of End User ComputingEnterprise Operations ManagementInformation Resources Management JournalJournal of Information Systems Education, and Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations. Additionally, I have written more than seven book chapters and presented my research at both national and international conferences.


  • McCloskey, D. W. (in press, 2016). Finding Work-Life Balance in a Digital Age: An Exploratory Study of Boundary Flexibility and Permeability. Information Resources Management Journal.
  • McCloskey, D. W. & Bussom, L. (in press, 2013).  Active Learning and Student Engagement in the Business Curriculum: Excel Can be the Answer. Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 9 (2).
  • Leppel, K. & McCloskey, D. W. (2011). A Cross Generational Examination Of Electronic Commerce Adoption. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 28(4).

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Project Management Institute (PMI)


  • School of Business Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, 2008, 2011
  • Sabbatical Award, 2001


In the Media


  • Graduate Student Presents Paper on Artificial Intelligence

    Gary Bennett, a graduate student in the master of science in business process innovation program, presented a paper, "An Examination of the Acceptance of Artificial Intelligence: Exploring Smart Speaker Adoption with the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology" at the Pennsylvania Economic Association meeting in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The paper is co-authored with Associate Professor Donna McCloskey.

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