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Dr. Christopher B.R. Diller
Dr. Christopher B.R. Diller joined the College of Business Administration as an Instructor in Fall 2015. Chris earned a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, and earned two graduate degrees (an MBA and an MS in Decision & Information Science) from the University of Florida. Prior to joining CBA, he served in the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics at UNO's College of Information Science and Technology.
Chris has over a decade of corporate management- and executive-level experience where his responsibilities included: Marketing, advertising, IR/PR, IT, strategic planning, change management, operations research, and creative/multimedia production departments.
Dr. Diller currently teaches Management Information Systems, Principles of Collaboration, and a variety of strategy courses (for both graduate and undergraduate students). He plans to assist in the development and delivery of future business curriculum in advanced data analysis, data-driven decision making, change management, and strategic technology integration.
Research and Creative Interests
Dr. Diller's research interests include: Dynamic collaboration, collaboration for large groups, group decision support systems (GDSS), group support systems (GSS), rapid screening technology, innovation, change management, economics of informatics, data fusion, decision support systems, and strategic system development methodologies.
Chris is the Director of Facilitation and Systems Development for The Center for Collaboration Science at UNO. Chris is recognized as a world-class facilitator, with over 25 years of practical experience in collaboration science, helping groups develop effective solutions to a broad array of highly complex, time-sensitive challenges. His results-driven focus and flexible process-based approach are the hallmarks of his facilitation practice, the result of designing and conducting hundreds of collaborative sessions for corporate, government, education, and charitable organizations worldwide. He is a mini-track chair for The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) and has served as a reviewer for other related academic conferences. He is also a versatile motivational speaker, commonly invited to address topics including innovation, automation, change management, transformational leadership, and organizational empowerment strategies.
Ph D - Management Information Systems - Social Psychology
The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) 2013
MS - Decision & Information Science - Supply Chain Management
The University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) 2002
MBA - Marketing - E-Commerce
The University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) 2000
BS - Advertising - Telecommunication
The University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) 1991
Executive MBA Distinguished Professor (Teaching) 2016 (Teaching) 2016
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