Caroline Howard

Dr. Caroline Howard is CEO of HC Consulting. She teaches, consults and publishes in the field of Information Systems. She is Chief Editor of the International Journal of Strategic Information Technologyand Applications (IGI Global).

Dr. Howard has been an Information Technology (IT) consultant and professor for almost 20 years, including five years as full-time faculty for Emory University's Goizueta Business School and four years on the faculty of University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Caroline holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of California - Irvine where she received honors for her teaching and research.

As a consultant, she has headed a number of IT projects for both small and large businesses, including a multi-year project for MCI. Prior to earning her PhD, she headed information systems implementation projects for Toll Bros., Exxon Office Systems and the State of Delaware.  

In addition to numerous articles and conference publications, her books include the first and 2nd editions of the Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (IGI Global 2005 and 2009), Winning the Net Game: Becoming Profitable Now that the Web Rules have Changed (Entrepreneur Press, 2002), The Design and Management of Effective Distance Learning Programs (Idea-Group 2002) and Distance Learning and University Effectiveness: Changing Educational Paradigms for Online Learning (Information Science Publishing 2005). Her research interests include e-commerce, business intelligence, organizational change and systems development, information systems strategy and the impact of information technology in organizations.