Kate  Kaiser
Kate KaiserMarquette University

David Straz Hall, 004

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
e-PublicationsCurriculum Vitae

Associate Professor Emerita of Information Systems

Dr. Kate M. Kaiser has been involved in information technology (IT) as a practitioner, researcher, faculty member, and consultant. She researches future IT skill needs and the impact of offshore outsourcing from Ireland, Russia, and India through research grants from the Sloan Foundation, 3M Foundation, and the U. S. State Department as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar. Kate has served on the faculty of McGill University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University College Dublin, and Marquette University and worked for Giga Information Group on the Y2K team. Kate has led the IT Workforce Research Team since 2005 and was a member of the Association for Computing Machinery IS Model Curriculum 2010 Task Force. She has published in a variety of practitioner and academic journals.


  • PhD 1979 University of Pittsburgh MIS major, Marketing minor 
  • MBA 1976 Kent State University Decision Science
  • BA 1969 Kent State University Mathematics

Professional Interests

  • Information technology skills
  • Offshore outsourcing
  • IT staffing
  • Social inclusion of IT professionals
  • Healthcare IT

Selected Publications

Hawk, S., Kaiser, K.M., Goles, T., Simon, J., C.M. Beath, Bullen, C.V., Gallagher, K.P., Abraham, T., Frampton, K. (2012) The Information Technology Workforce: A Comparison of Critical Skills of Client and Service Providers, Information Systems Management, 29(1).

Kaiser, K.M., Goles, T., Hawk, S., Simon, J., Frampton, K. (2011) Managers’ Perspectives of Information Systems Skills between High and Low-wage Regions: Implications for Global Sourcing, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 29 (1), article 32.

Topi, H., Valacich, J. S., Wright, R. T., Kaiser, K. ., Nunamaker, J. F., Sipior, J. C., and de Vreede, G. J. (2010) IS 2010: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 26(18).

Das, A., Bharadwaj, S., and Kaiser, K.M. (2011) Managing Customer Relationships in Offshore Outsourcing: A Case Study of an Israeli Consulting Firm B2Bcs (Creative Solutions), Indian School of Business Case Study Journal; fifth place in Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) Case Competition, July 2010.

Personal Interests

  • Gardening
  • Chocolate
  • Dogs
  • Cooking
  • Chicago Blues
  • Paraguay
  • Pilates
  • Yoga