Marlboro College Graduate School

BSMIS Faculty

Scott Lawrence, Chair and Academic Advisor: Managing Information Systems BS

Scott has worked in the technical and business sides of information technology since 1994. His early work was focused on tech support and IT project management in various engineering and manufacturing arenas. More recently, project portfolio selection and planning has taken his focus, particularly around financial and strategic IT management initiatives.

Since 2004, Scott has worked with Marlboro College's Graduate School in several capacities. Starting with Capstone advising in 2004 and adjunct faculty positions in 2005, Scott now teaches Systems Analysis & Design and serves as the Chair of the BSMIS program.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Resource Economics from the University of Vermont, a Master of Science degree in Management (Systems Integration Management) from the Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies Program, and a Master's Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. 

Phil Ailes

Phil Ailes is the owner of Ailes Consulting LLC, providing project management and training solutions for his clients. Prior to Ailes Consulting, Phil worked at Fidelity Investments as a Senior Project Manager/Instructional Designer designing, developing, delivering and managing company-wide training programs. Phil has worked as the Sales Training Manager at Markem, Global Training Director at NetScout systems, and Senior Sales Trainer at Digital Equipment Corporation.

He is currently the Vice President of Professional Development for the local chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a member of several Agile Project Management groups.

He holds a Master of Management from Cambridge College in Cambridge Massachusetts. Phil lives in Hinsdale with his wife Jodie and their dog Lilly.

Shawn Coe

Shawn Coe

Shawn works as the Director of Technology for the Londonderry School District and has been in IT since 1996.  He has worked as a software engineer, database administrator, project and department manager, prior to assuming his current role. 

Shawn teaches classes at Marlboro on database administration, strategic planning and IT Leadership.  His Marlboro experiences have inspired him to encourage online and blended learning opportunities in K-12 public schools in which he is involved. 

Shawn holds a BS in Business Administration from Colby-Sawyer College and an MA from Dartmouth College.

Jill Hart

Jill Hart

With more then two decades of experience spanning Marketing, Training, Technology and Project Management, Jill has been influencing change in organizations for most of her professional career. Her involvement in the development and implementation of enterprise wide technology solutions fueled her passion surrounding the principles of learning and Human Computer Interaction. As a result she successfully pioneered corporate technology training programs that supported the unique characteristics of the adult learner. Her experiences have also lead her to establish two evolving companies: Brain Logic, whose mission is to provide businesses and non-profits marketing direction to succeed in the marketplace and Open Sesame Designs, focused on delivering easy to use, and accessible, technology solutions.

Jill earned her Masters of Teaching with Technologies and Masters of Science in Management from the Marlboro Graduate Center. She is currently the President of the Monadnock Chapter PMI and is a Project Manager focused on managing an application development project in the insurance industry.

Jonathan Hildrey

Jonathan is currently CFO and finance director for Janos Technology, Inc. He earned his Master of Arts (Honors) in computer science from Magdalene College, Cambridge University, England. 

Lisa Sieverts

company. She is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI), a global leader in the development of standards for the practice of project management,Lisa Sieverts runs Facilitated Change, an independent project management consulting and in 2009 is the President of the regional PMI chapter. Previously, she worked for Hewlett-Packard in California and Idaho from 1990-2002.

Lisa holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA.

Carolyn Stevenson

Carolyn Stevenson

Carolyn has over ten years of teaching and administrative experience in online learning. She has taught as an adjunct instructor for the graduate school since 2006. She currently serves as the academic program director for communication degree programs for Kaplan University. Prior to pursuing a career in education, Carolyn worked as technical writer/consultant for Kraft General Foods, an employee benefits writer for Spencer & Associates, developmental editor overseeing accounting textbooks at Irwin-McGraw Hill and as assistant managing editor for Mosby in Chicago.

Carolyn holds a Doctor of Education in educational leadership and organizational change with a concentration in higher education; a Master of Arts in communications; and a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Chris teaches Web Infrastructures and Information Security in the BSMIS program and is an IT professional working in higher ed. Among his other technical interests are online security, privacy, and usability. Prior to his work in IT, Chris had a succesful career as a technical writer which means his code is extremely well documented. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and has taught at the Graduate School since 2007. 

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