Associate Provost for Digital Learning & Innovation Richard C. Shipley Professor in Management Questrom School of Business
Chrysanthos (Chris) Dellarocas, is Associate Provost for Digital Learning & Innovation and Richard C. Shipley Professor of Management in the Department of Information Systems at the Questrom School of Business. He is one of the world’s most cited scholars in the fields of online reputation and social media and has consulted on these subjects for corporations and the U.S. Federal Government. As Associate Provost of Digital Learning & Innovation, Dellarocas leads the advancement of activities and strategies that enhance education at Boston University through the use of digital technologies. Central to these efforts are a series of critical collaborations across BU’s 17 schools and colleges that ensure the alignment of digital strategies and the introduction of new technologies that further the University’s progress as a 21st Century global research institution.
Prior to his appointment in March 2016, Chris served as the Director of Boston University’s Digital Learning Initiative since its inception in 2013. There, Chris led BU’s involvement as part of the edX consortium, including the development of BU’s first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and facilitated campus-wide experiments in digital learning through the CETLI/DLI grants program.
Chris has served as Chair of the Department of Information Systems in Questrom. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Prior to his appointment at Boston University in 2009, he taught at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and at the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Prior to his academic career, Chris was a management consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and McKinsey.
Dellarocas is a recipient of numerous teaching, funding and merit awards, including the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award and grants from Google and Microsoft. He holds 9 patents and is co-founder and advisor of a number of companies in the technology space.