Student Testimonials

“The program is helping me prepare for large-scale technological change on a national and global level. It’s very collaborative, and the breadth of thinking by the faculty and doctoral students is giving me the advanced skills I need to help my company grow. I can drive the notions of “Fearless Change,” “Agile,” and “Retrospectives” with my IS/IT department. This is one of the few doctoral programs around for working professionals. It’s the one I needed.”

– Jeff Hutchinson, DPS ’10
Chief Information Officer


“The program is wonderfully constructed. I was exposed to and was made knowledgeable in most of the major areas of computing and was able to apply the learning immediately. I continue to be a part of an evolving social network of people who come from a multitude of different industries, disciplines, and backgrounds, and upon whom I can call as both friends and colleagues.”

– Carl Abrams, DPS ’06
Financial Services Sector Business Manager, IBM Research


“I used my research in Agile Development Methods to manage an enterprise-wide project, completing it on time and on budget. This success led to added responsibilities and more visibility by top executives at my firm.”

– Robert Zandoli, DPS ’06
Senior Vice President, AIG


“The DPS program advanced my understanding and overall perspective of the profession, my depth of knowledge and, most tangibly, advanced my career at IBM. I became the go-to person in my group. There were many times when I took something I learned on a Saturday and immediately worked it into a presentation for Monday.”

– Mark Ritzmann, DPS ’06
IBM Software, Information Management Group