Chris Dellarocas

Associate Provost for Digital Learning & Innovation

Chrysanthos (Chris) Dellarocas, is Associate Provost for Digital Learning &¬†Innovation and Richard C. Shipley Professor of Management in the Department of Information Systems in the Questrom School of Business. He 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. In addition to overseeing BU’s Digital Learning Initiative (DLI), Chris works in concert with other members of senior academic leadership to provide guidance to the University’s Center for Teaching & Learning, to the Educational Technology team within the Office of Information Services & Technology (IS&T), and to the Office of Distance Education through a close partnership with the Metropolitan College.

Prior to his appointment in March 2016, Chris served as the Director of the DLI from its inception in 2013 as one of the core recommendations of the Council on Educational Technology and Learning Innovation (CETLI). 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.

An internationally known scholar in the fields of online reputation and social media, 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.

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