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Dr. Ann Rensel

Dr. Ann  Rensel

Associate Dean of Operations & Undergraduate Enrollment & Professor of Management

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Office Location:
Bisgrove Hall, Room 172
Office Hours:
Spring 2023: M & W 9:30-11:30am & Tu 2:30-4:30pm
Curriculum Vitae:


Dr. Rensel joined the faculty in August 2006 after teaching as an adjunct in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Niagara. She holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Delaware and an MBA in MIS and OR/MS from SUNY at Buffalo. Dr. Rensel completed her Ph.D. in management science and systems with a major in MIS and minor in production operations management at SUNY Buffalo in 2006. Her dissertation research was supported by a National Science Foundation dissertation support grant.

Prior to coming to Niagara, she has worked as a independent consultant and system analyst in the Buffalo-Niagara area and has worked as a bench chemist as well as a quality engineer in the carbon industry.

Focus of Teaching

Management Information Systems, Business Operations

  • MGT 271 - Management Principles
  • MGT 351 - Advanced Excel Business Modeling
  • MGT 390 - Operations and Information Management


  • MGT 651 - Strategic MIS
  • MGT 673 - Production and Operations Management

Current Research

Her research interests include technology adoption in underserved and economically disadvantaged populations and in very small businesses.  Her current research focuses on technology adoption and use in public access environments. Her work has been published in the Journal of the Association of Information Systems and the Journal of E-Commerce in Organizations and she has presented articles at the MISQ/RC Symposium on the Digital Divide, the Hawaii International Conference on Science and Systems and at the WNY Business Research Consortium. 

Educational Background

  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Delaware
  • MBA Concentrations in MIS and OR/MS State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Ph.D. Management Science & Systems Major: MIS, Minor: Production and Operations

Current Involvement

She has also been involved with the National Science Foundation-funded supercomputer grid computing project, part of the Niagara University Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and SUNY at Buffalo’s Center for Computational Research. She also is a reviewer for the Sanborn-Pekin Free Library for IS focused journals. She is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Information Resources Association (IRMA).