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About Us


Dr. Sulin BaInterim Executive Director of CITI

Interim Executive Director of CITI

Sulin Ba is a professor of Information Systems at the School of Business at the University of Connecticut. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her current research interests include the effective provision of e-service, online Word-of-mouth, online price dispersion, digital health communities, and pricing of virtual goods in virtual worlds. Her work on the institutional setup to help small businesses grow in the digital economy has been used as the basis for testimony before the Congressional House Committee on Small Business. She has published in Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Production and Operations Management, Decision Support Systems, and other academic journals. She is a recipient of the prestigious Best Information Systems Publications Award (2010) (given by the Association for Information Systems and its Senior Scholars Consortium), Year 2000 MIS Quarterly Best Paper Award, UConn School of Business Research Excellence Award (2013), Best Paper Award (2009), Undergraduate Teaching Award (2008), and Teaching Innovation Award (2007). She is a senior editor for MIS Quarterly, Production and Operations Management, and Information Systems and e-Business Management. She also serves on the editorial board of Decision Support Systems.

Debbie GunzelmanDirector of Non-Credit Programs

Debbie Gunzelman is the Director for Non-Credit Programs at UConn's School of Business Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI). She works directly with national accrediting agencies to bring certification, re-certification and credential program offerings to the corporate and institutional communities throughout the state of Connecticut. Debbie actively collaborated with the corporate and institutional communities to insure CITI offers the most appropriate professional development in IT training, courses, services, seminars and events. Prior to CITI, Debbie was the VP of Business Development for New Hermes International, Inc. She's a graduate of Syracuse University.    

James SimonDirector of Technology

James is the Director of Information Technology at the School of Business at Stamford. In this role he manages the technology efforts for the school and provides a high level of technical service for various programs on the Stamford campus. Such programs include The Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI), and the Part-time MBA Program (PMBA). He also contributes his talents to School of Business community outreach programs and events.

Prior to UConn James worked for UBS as the North America head of Rex, a reconciliation tool used by UBS to mitigate risk to the bank.

James earned a Bachelor Science Degree in Business and Technology from the University of Connecticut

Business Development Associates 2016-2017

Yesmy Romero
Renee Castro
Adilia Ramirez

Business Development Associates are University of Connecticut students that act as the liaisons between CITI and the business, institutional and knowledge communities. Business Development Associates work directly with our clients in developing the necessary processes needed for classes, seminars, and events to run smoothly and effectively.

Technical Support 2016-2017

Georgiy Nemtsev
Marcos Reinoso
Gerald Velasco

The Technical Support staff consists of current students assisting the academic and professional development missions of the School of Business.