Alberto Espinosa

Kogod School of Business


Professor Alberto Espinosa is the chair of the Information Technology Department, a professor of information technology, and a Kogod research professor. His research focuses on coordination and performance in global technical projects that span multiple global boundaries, particularly distance and time zones. Espinosa employs a multiple-method approach in his research, including theoretical, lab experiments, qualitative studies, and survey methods, but his primary focus is on on-site field studies in large technical organizations. His work has been published in leading scholarly journals, including Management ScienceOrganization ScienceInformation Systems ResearchJournal of Management Information SystemsIEEE Transactions on Engineering ManagementCommunications of the ACMInformation, Technology & People; and Software Process: Improvement and Practice. He has coauthored the book I’m Working While They’re Sleeping: Time Zone Separation Challenges and Solutions. His work has also been published in book chapters and leading academic conference proceedings, and he is a frequent presenter at those conferences. Espinosa has several years of working experience as a design engineer and senior manager with international organizations.


PhD and MS in Information Systems, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University; MBA, Texas Tech University; BS in Mechanical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru