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Erica Wagner

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Roger Ahlbrandt Professorship of Management of Innovation & Technology
Office:   SBA 640C
Phone:  503-725-8141
Email:   elwagner@pdx.edu
Fax: 503-725-5850

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Erica Wagner is an associate professor of information systems. She earned her Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and has an undergraduate degree in accounting. She has previously taught at Cornell University and The London School of Economics. Her research interests focus on the ways software is 'made to work' within different organizational contexts, with particular emphasis on how work practices are designed into artifacts, standard processes, and methods of accounting. Her research has been published in a variety of outlets including The Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information and Organization, Communications of the ACM, and the Journal of Strategic Information Systems. Dr. Wagner’s paper entitled “The creation of ‘best practice’ software: Myth, reality and ethics”, was awarded “Best Research Paper 2006” by leading scholars in her field.  In addition, she was one of four faculty members across University to receive a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Digital Government project (2005) to support Natural Language Processing Support for eRulemaking.

    Dr. Wagner draws on her organizational field-based research when teaching in order to provide rich insights that help illuminate concepts. Throughout her career, Dr. Wagner has been interested in effective learning methods and is dedicated to experimentation in the classroom. Cornell University she won two awards related to her teaching: The Merrill Presidential Scholar award for Outstanding Educator and the Faculty Innovation in Teaching Grant. It was based on this grant that she was asked to speak at the Provost’s series on effective teaching methods. Her Data Ethics Debate assignment has been featured in the Cornell Chronicle (online edition) and the Cornell Hotel School’s Alumni Magazine.  In her spare time Dr. Wagner is an avid practitioner of yoga and enjoys running, reading fiction, and being of service within her community.