Mike Lohle

Michael Lohle

Senior Lecturer of Information Systems, School of Business

Mandeville Hall, Room 304

Dr. Mike Lohle came to the University of Bridgeport as an Adjunct Professor in 2013 and joined the Trefz School of Business as a Senior Lecturer in 2014. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Mike spent twenty-six years in the financial services, insurance, information technology services, pharmaceutical and consumer product industries. He is experienced with all aspects of information technology and his specialty is delivering large business intelligence and analytics solutions for major corporations. Dr. Lohle has consulted for and been employed by General Electric, American Skandia, Keane, Condor Technology Solutions, PartnerRe, Avon, Gartner, Travelers and WellPoint.

Since 2012, Dr. Lohle has also served as a Ph.D. dissertation advisor for Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Science and he serves on industry advisory boards for both the Trefz School of Business and the School of Engineering.

Dr. Lohle’s work is published in several peer reviewed journals and he has presented at multiple conferences. His research interests include project and program management, business intelligence and analytics, and the application of qualitative research methods in business settings.


Ph.D., Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University, 2011
M.B.A., Marketing, University of Connecticut, 1993
B.S., Management Information Systems, Fairfield University, 1988
Master’s Certificate, Project Management, Sacred Heart University, 2007 Project
Management Professional (PMP), The Project Management Institute, 2005
Information Systems Management Program (ISMP) Graduate, GE, 1990


Courses Taught:
TCMG 505/MGMT 555 Global Program and Project Management
TCMG521/ITKM 505 Information Systems and Knowledge Management
TCMG 529/MGMT 560 Foundations of Business Process and Operations Management
MGMT 555 Global Program and Project Management (Online)


Kennedy D., Terrell, S. R. & Lohle, M. F. (2014). A grounded theory of persistence in a limited-residency doctoral program. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Lohle, M. F., Terrell, S.R. & Levy Y. (2014). Systems analysis from a qualitative perspective: An emerging skills set for information systems professionals. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the IACIS 2014 International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Terrell, S. R., Levy, Y., Ramim, M., & Lohle, M. F. (2014). Doctoral consortium – 10 mistakes doctoral students make. Panel discussion at the IACIS KM Conference 2014, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Lohle, M. F., & Terrell, S. R. (2014). Real projects, virtual worlds: Coworkers, their avatars and the trust conundrum. The Qualitative Report, 19(15), 1-35.

Lohle, M. & Terrell, S. (2012). Implications for real project management success: A study of avatar identity as an antecedent of virtual team trust. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 2012 Southwest Decision Sciences Institute Conference, New Orleans, LA, 591 – 599.

Terry, K. Y., Lohle, M. & Jankovic, E. (2009). Managing information across the enterprise: Implementing a program management office (PMO). The International Journal of Case Method Research and Application. 22(3), 213-222.


Honors and Awards:
2012 – Management Award – Travelers
Recognized for serving as the interim portfolio manager for multiple business units during a management transition.

1998 – Peer Award – Keane
Recognized by a peer for delivery and teamwork on an engagement with TPNRegister.com, a startup internet marketplace

1992 – Special Contribution Award – GE
Recognized for leading the implementation of a new invoicing system for the company’s European leasing division, a batch improvement effort and a production support on call improvement proposal that furnished an improved work/life balance for employees.