Kristi Yuthas


Dr. Yuthas founded the Business Blockchain Certificate Program, which launched in Fall 2019. She currently teaches blockchain conceptual and lab courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She also teaches accounting information systems, data analytics courses, and managerial accounting courses. In addition, she teaches in the joint PSU/Mercy Corps Emerging Leaders Program.

Her research focuses on the organizational and social consequences of information and management control systems. She is particularly interested in business solutions for alleviating global poverty and addressing other sustainable development goals. She co-authored the book Measuring and Improving Social Impact and she has published numerous articles on using microfinance and entrepreneurship as agents for social change.

She is currently interested in the social, ethical, and economic impacts of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Dr. Yuthas' research has been published in leading academic journals such as Stanford Social Innovation Review, the International Journal of Information Systems and the Journal of Business Ethics.

Dr. Yuthas is the first recipient of the Swigert Professorship in Information Systems. The Swigert Professorship was endowed through a generous donation from the Swigert Foundation to support faculty in the area of information systems management. Hank Swigert, Chairman of the Board of ESCO Corporation, is a leading supporter of PSU.  She also holds the Cameron Professorship in Accounting.