Dr. Lawrence Burgee earned a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland. He serves as the computer science program coordinator and professor of computer science in the School of Arts & Sciences. From 2017 to 2021, he was a professor of marketing in the Rinker School of Business, where his primary teaching and research interests were international marketing, digital marketing, and human-computer interaction. With the move to computer science, Dr. Burgee now focuses more on courses and research related to human-centered computing, website development & programming, and data science & database systems.
From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Burgee served as dean and professor of business and information management at Neumann University. From 2009 to 2014, he was chair and associate professor in the Department of Information Systems at Stevenson University. He was an assistant professor of e-business and technology management at Towson University from 2003 to 2009, where he taught cutting-edge courses in information systems, e-commerce, and internet technology. He also regularly taught internationally in Panama and Poland while at Towson. His co-authored peer-reviewed journal article "Social Ties and Online Word of Mouth," published in Internet Research in 2009, has now been cited in more than 700 publications. From 1999 to 2002, Dr. Burgee was the executive director of the Lattanze Center for Executive Studies in Information Technology at Loyola University Maryland.
Prior to academia, Dr. Burgee spent 14 years in various computer and information sciences positions including systems programmer, systems analyst, functional business analyst, disaster recovery coordinator, and project manager. He began his career as a mathematician and computer scientist at the U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory, and worked with blast dynamics and nuclear weapons simulation, testing, and control systems. He also worked for 10 years at the Baltimore Gas & Electric Company where he spent considerable time at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant ensuring that the plant disaster recovery plan was integrated with the overall corporate business continuity plan.
Dr. Burgee also has a passion for travel abroad, foreign language study, and conducting business, marketing, and technology-related study tours. He conceptualized, organized, and co-led PBA’s and the world’s first International Marketing & Franchising European Study Tour to London and Munich in May 2019 with 15 students, visiting 10 organizations as part of the tour. Since 1992, he has conducted 27 study tours with approximately 700 students to visit more than 160 companies in Europe and Latin America. A more extensive and detailed biography is available on Dr. Burgee’s website at www.burgee.com.