Dr. Gerald GrantDirector, PhD Program Carleton University
Gerald Grant is an Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Information Systems Area, and Director of the Centre for Information Technology, Organizations, and People (CITOP) at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He obtained his PhD in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom.
Gerry has consulted for the Commonwealth Secretariat in the U.K. and the COMNET-IT Foundation in Malta on projects related to the digital divide, ICT capacity building and the development of national ICT strategies in commonwealth countries. In this capacity, he has planned and facilitated seminars and workshops for senior government officials in the U.K., Malta, East and Southern Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. In 2001, he served as program coordinator for the Commonwealth-sponsored “Regional Initiative for Informatics Strategies”. In addition, he assisted in drafting the report of the Commonwealth Action Program on the Digital Divide in 2005. He has also served on two Mayor’s Task Forces for the City of Ottawa (Canada): the e-Government and IT Taskforce and the Governance Taskforce set up by the Mayor of Ottawa in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
He serves as an advisor to the Government of Jamaica on its National ICT policy and strategy. His research focuses on the strategic management of information technology in private and public sector organizations. Dr. Grant currently serves as a Senior Associate Editor of the European Journal of Information Systems and an Associate Editor of the Journal for Global Information Management. He is also a member of the editorial board for the Information Technology for Development Journal and a member of the advisory board for the Eastern Ontario Manufacturers Network."