David Meader Mills College

Education | Courses Taught | Work Experience | Work Activities | Awards | Selected Publications | Unpublished Manuscripts | Presentations

  • PhD, Computer Information Systems, University of Michigan Business School, 1995
  • MA, Organizational Psychology, University of Michigan, 1994
  • MBA, Marketing and Strategy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1985
  • BS, Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1980
Courses Taught
  • MGMT 226: Management Information Systems
  • MGMT 274: Innovation in Business
Work Experience

2012-present, Online Community Consultant, Salorix

2011-present, Visiting Assistant Professor, MBA Program, Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business, Director for the Center for Socially Responsible Business, Mills College, Oakland, CA

2011, International Volunteer HQ, Peru. Taught children English for 2 months in Lima & Cusco

2007-current, Meader Consulting Group, Principal (Digital Marketing Strategies)

2009-2010, Menlo College, Instructor, one year contract

2006-2009, University of California, Berkeley, Haas College of Business, Adjunct Faculty

2006-2009, San Jose State Univ, College of Business, Adjunct Faculty

2006-current, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, Board Member (volunteer)

1999-2006, University of Arizona, Senior Lecturer; Director, MIS Undergraduate Studies; Director, MBA Field Studies Program

1994-1999, University of Arizona, Assistant Professor, MIS

1988-1994, University of Michigan Business School, Research Assistant, MIS

1987-1988, Bank of America, End User Computing Consultant, Concord, CA

1985-1987, Software Alliance Corp., Marketing Director, I.S. Consultant, Berkeley, CA

1980-1983, Chevron Corp., Programmer/Analyst, San Francisco, CA

Professional Activities

2004-2006, Eller Learning Technologies Committee

2003-2006, UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Affiliated Faculty

2003-2006, Chair, MIS Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

2001, Eller Committee on Executive Education

2001, Eller Committee on Course Assessment

2000-2002, MIS Department, Board of Advisors, Chair Partnership Committee, Financial Development Committee, member Executive Committee

2000-2002, Initiated an international MBA student exchange program with the European Business School in Germany, ranked the top business school in Germany by Stern magazine.

2000, Eller Ad Hoc Committee on Promotion Guidelines for Teaching Faculty

2000-2001, Chair, UA Undergraduate Programs Committee

2000-2005, Eller MBA Program Advisory Council Executive Committee

1999-2002, Eller College Representative on Curriculum Assessment Pilot Project

1999-2006, Eller Undergraduate Policy Committee

1999-2001, UA Undergraduate Council

1999-2001, Chair, UA Undergraduate Programs Committee, UA Instructional Curriculum and Policy Committee

1999-2000, Faculty Advisor, MBA Consulting Club, UA Eller Graduate School of Management

1995, Dean’s Teaching Innovation Project, UA College of Business and Public Administration

1995, Organizer and Session Chair for a refereed panel: "The Role of I.S. in the Virtual Organization." International Conference on Information Systems, Amsterdam, December, 1995.

1992-1999, Reviewer for MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Journal of Organizational Computing, IEEE Journal on Man, Machines, and Systems, International Conference on Information Systems, Academy of Management, and the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

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Selected Awards and Honors

2006, Eller College Don Wells Outstanding Faculty Mentor

2005, Eller College of Management, Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence

1999, Mortarboard Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Arizona

1998, UA Business School Undergraduate Council, Faculty Appreciation Award

1996-1997, MIS Teacher of the Year, Univ Arizona

1992-1993, Dykstra Fellowship (awarded for teaching excellence), Univ Michigan Business School

1983, Member of the Year, San Francisco Junior Chamber of Commerce (directed an outreach program between competitively selected San Francisco high school students and businesses, raised $40,000)


1998, Chen, H. (PI), Meader, D.K. (Co-PI). An Intelligent CSCW Workbench: Analysis, visualization and agents. National Science Foundation grant for $331,000.

1997, AT&T/Lucent, $10,000 awarded for a project entitled “Enhancing the real world relevance of undergraduate systems analysis and design through multimedia conferencing.”

Selected Publications

Griffith, T. & Meader, D., 2004, Prelude to virtual groups: Leadership and technology in semi-virtual groups. In Pauleen, D. (Ed.). Virtual Teams: Projects, Protocols and Processes. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing

Meader, D.K. (1998). Managing the distributed multimedia conferencing environment: An exploratory field study. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Computer Systems.

Olson, J.S., Olson, G.M. & Meader, D.K. (1997). Face-to-face group work compared to remote group work. In Finn, K. E., Sellen, A.J., & Wilbur, S.B. (Editors). Video-mediated communication. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Weick, K.E. & Meader, D. K. (1993). Sensemaking and group support systems. In Jessup, L. & Valacich, J. (Eds.). Group Support Systems: New Perspectives (pp. 230-252). New York: Macmillan.

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Unpublished Manuscripts

Meader, D. K. (2009). Continuous Brand Monitoring and Engagement: How Successful Companies Engage With Their Customers.

Meader, D. K. (2009). The Future of the Voice of the Customer in the New Social Media.

Bhappu, A., Meader, D.K., Erwin, C., & Crews, J. (1999). Media effects in diverse and homogeneous decision-making teams: Intervening process explanations involving conflict and miscommunication.

Meader, D.K. & Schwartz, B. (1996). Distributed, Real Time Group Conferencing. University of Arizona, MIS Department. Commissioned by the U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal.

Meader, D.K. & Schwartz, B. (1996). Multimedia Conferencing and Functional Process Improvement Teamwork. University of Arizona, MIS Department. Commissioned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Defense Environmental Command - Corporate Information Management Project.

Meader, D.K. (1995). Supporting Distributed, Design Discussions: A Study of Video Effects on Engagement and Critical Discussion in Desktop, Multimedia Conferencing. Dissertation, University of Michigan Business School.

Meader, D.K. (1992). Interactional synchrony , media richness, and distributed design. Collaboratory on Research and Electronic Work (CREW), University of Michigan Business School.

Meader, D.K. (1991). The "new" social architecture of top management teams. Commissioned by the Michigan Business School's Human Resource Partnership.


Three Steps to Better Listening, to marketing managers and executives, Customer Experience Summit, Chicago, April 2009.

Future of Learning Technologies and the University of Arizona. Panelist. Learning Technology Showcase Conference. May 2005

How the Internet Put KFC in Dubai. Faculty Fellows presentation to University of Arizona campus audience. November 2004.

eBusiness and the Culture of Silicon Valley. Presented to 40 faculty and business executives in the United Arab Emirates. Sharjah, UAE. January 2001

eCommerce for the Heating, Ventilation and Cooling Industy. Presented to 120 owners of HVAC businesses. Sponsored by Excellence Air, Inc. Scottsdale, AZ. April, 1999.

Managing the Distributed Multimedia Conferencing Environment. Presented to 140 Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers at a FINOVA Corp. meeting. February, 1998

Managing the Distributed Multimedia Conferencing Technology Environment: Lessons Learned from an Exploratory Field Study. Organizational Behavior Conference, The Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. November, 1998.

Delivering the Digital Office: Quicksand Along the Path. Tucson Link, (group of about 100 Tucson business leaders). Tucson, AZ. March, 1998.

User experiences with distributed multimedia conferencing systems. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Kohala, Hawaii. January 1998.

An autopsy of a failed global conference: Implications for global work. Academy of Management Conference. Technology and Innovation Management Division. Boston, MA. August, 1997.

Group diversity and group support systems: A Wittgensteinian analytic approach. Academy of Management Conference. Organizational Communication and Information Systems, Organizational Behavior, Conflict Management Divisions. Boston, MA. August, 1997.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Various Communication Media in Distributed Work. Ventana Corporation Users Group Conference, March, 1997.

How large is the value added of videoconferencing over computer conferencing? Presentation at the International Federation of Information Processing Group 8.4 Conference, Tucson, Arizona. April 1996.

The Role of Information Systems in the Virtual Organization. Organizer and Session Chair for a refereed panel. International Conference on Information Systems, Amsterdam. December 1995.

Sensemaking and Group Support Systems. Presentation at the Conference on Group Support Systems, Bloomington, Indiana. May 1993.

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