Edward W. Christensen
As Monmouth’s vice president for information management since 2010, Edward Christensen, Ph.D., maintains the information and media technologies of the University and acts as its chief information officer. The scope of these responsibilities includes operations and support for student, faculty, and staff access and use of desktop computers; student information; data center; email; document imaging; financial systems; learning management; network; mobile devices; media and audiovisual; telecommunications; and time and attendance systems. He also facilitates an institutional perspective on technology solutions, information security, and continuous departmental improvement through partnerships for technology advancement and innovation.
Christensen is the author of more than 30 publications and has presented 25 papers on management and information systems. He’s been an invited speaker on multiple occasions, served on the editorial board of several journals, is the recipient of more than 10 scholarly awards and honors, served as an evaluation team member for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and is a past president and director of the Eastern Academy of Management, where he was named a fellow in 2014. Professionally, he consulted with more than a dozen businesses and government agencies regarding technology strategy, and he currently serves as a trustee of NJEdge.net, where he previously served as co-chair of its CIO group. Christensen also continues to teach at least one class each academic year.
Beginning his career at Monmouth as an assistant professor in the Leon Hess Business School in 1996, Christensen received tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2002 and served for 12 years in diverse administrative appointments including MBA director, department chair, and associate dean. In addition, he twice served as interim associate vice president for instructional technology and on countless technology-related committees and task forces. Before joining Monmouth, he served on the faculty of management at Rutgers University and as an instructor and adjunct faculty at Montclair State University.
Christensen holds a Ph.D. and MBA in management from Rutgers University, a Bachelor of Science in health care management from Southern Illinois University, and an A.A.S. in medical laboratory technique from George Washington University. He is a 25-year veteran of the active and reserve components of the United States Navy, serving honorably until his retirement in 2009.
Ph.D., Rutgers University
MBA, Rutgers University
B.S., Southern Illinois University