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Mary Sumner

Professor of Management Information Systems

Mary Sumner

Department: Management Information Systems
Office: Adams Hall Room 3220
Phone: (405) 325-5721

Mary Sumner has taught for 32 years in the areas of management of information technology, information systems design, project management, health informatics, and enterprise systems implementation. She served as program director for the master’s in health informatics at BJC Healthcare, and taught in the program.

She has written seven textbooks, including college texts in management information systems and enterprise resource planning, and has published over forty research papers on enterprise resource planning, IT workforce issues, project management, and health informatics. Her research has appeared in Database, the Journal of Systems Management, Information and Management, the Journal of Computer Information Systems, Information Resource Management Journal, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and the Journal of Information Technology.

Professor Sumner served as conference co-chair at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010), and is vice-president for Academic Affairs for the Society for Information Management (SIM).


  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Rutgers University  
  • M.A., Columbia University 
  • M.A., University of Chicago 
  • B.A., Syracuse University 

Research Interests

  • Management of enterprise systems projects 
  • Assessment of the cloud readiness model 
  • Information technology workforce challenges