Cal Poly

Orfalea College of Business

Rosemary Wild

Rosemary Wild

Management and MIS Professor

Rosemary Wild

Dr. Wild teaches and conducts research in the Information Systems field.

Currently her main areas of research focus on architectures for distributed decision support systems and computer supported collaborative work with a special emphasis on e-Government applications. She has presented her research at dozens of academic conferences both nationally and internationally and has published widely in leading journals in the fields of Information Systems and Computer Science including recently in the Communications of the ACM, the Journal of Decision Systems, the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, and the Journal of Electronic Government, to name a few.

Dr. Wild has consulted in the areas of simulation modeling and analysis, operations research, statistical design and analysis of experiments, business process re-engineering, quality improvement, knowledge management, and knowledge-based system design and development. She worked with the U. S. Naval Personnel Research & Development Center for four years on the modeling and development of a distributed strategy and scenario planning system. She has provided consulting and executive education services for companies such as Bank of America, Bank of Hawaii, Castle & Cooke, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, , Century Aviation, Inc., Aviation Turbine Overhaul, Inc., Matson Terminals, Honolulu Cellular, Hawaii Electric Light Company, AT&T, Hawaiian Electric Company, G.W. Murphy Construction Company, Outrigger Hotels Hawaii, Helicopter Consultants of Maui, Inc., McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Dole Packaged Foods, Castle Medical Center, Grand Pacific Life Insurance, Ltd., Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate, and Aloha Airlines.

Dr. Wild has held academic positions at the University of Arizona, the University of Hawaii, San Diego State University, and Cal Poly. She has taught 33 different classes at the undergraduate, masters, MBA, and Ph.D. levels in Operations Research, Probability and Statistics, MIS, Database Systems, Simulation Modeling and Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Information System Strategy, and Quantitative Analysis. She received several Teaching Excellence Awards both at the University of Hawaii and at Cal Poly where she won both the OCOB Distinguished Teacher Award and the Cal Poly campuswide Distinguished Lecturer Award.


  • Ph.D., MIS, University of Arizona
  • MS, Systems & Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona
  • MA, English, University of Arizona
  • BA, English, University of Arizona


  • President — FUNdamentals, Inc. Information Systems Consulting and Training
  • President — RHW Management Systems
  • Technical Editor — Dames & Moore: Consultants in the Applied & Environmental Sciences
  • Editorial Review Board Member — Journal of Computer Information Systems
  • Editorial Review Board Member — Journal of International Information Management

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