Dr. Mu, Co-Director of the MBA program, is an accomplished
scholar and a seasoned businessman. He holds a PhD in Business
Administration, with a concentration in Information Systems, from
the University of Pittsburgh where he is also an associate of the
University Center for International Studies. Prior to joining
Carlow, he was dual- degree MBA/MIS program director in the Joseph
M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of
Pittsburgh, where he taught for 10 years.
Prior to joining the academia, Dr. Mu was responsible for sales
and marketing distribution operations in Latin America for a global
data communication U.S. based corporation. He also worked as
customer support vice president and senior project manager for
Comlasa Ltd., a computing solution multinational firm (later
acquired by UPS Logistics) for the Latin American banking industry.
As such, he led several multimillion-dollar banking automation
projects in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and Chile. In addition to
his activities in the U.S., he also regularly teaches and gives
business presentations in Europe and Latin America. Dr. Mu is a
visiting faculty in the European Business School in Germany where
he taught for several years. His main areas of interest are the
management of IT innovations, managerial decision making, and the
interplay of politics and technology.
Dr. Mu has been recently given a "Best Paper Research" award at
the International Symposium of the Analytic Hierarchy Process
(ISAHP 2013) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has won the "Carlow's
2013 Dorothy Cochrane Award" for his scholarship and was also
publicly recognized by Mayor Luke Ravensthal for his assistance in
the selection of Cloud Computing Technology for the City of
Pittsburgh. He is currently editor-in-chief of the
International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process
(IJAHP) and U.S. director of the Latin American Society
for Strategy (SLADE). His work has appeared in the following
peer-reviewed journals: Latin American Research Review
(forthcoming), Computers & Education, Journal of
Multicriteria Decision Analysis, Educause Quarterly,
Revista Latinoamericana de Estrategia (Latin American Journal of
Strategy), Journal of Decision Systems, Journal of
Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Systems Science
and Systems Engineering, The International Journal of
Public Sector Decision Making, and other academic outlets.
Awards and Honors
- University of Pittsburgh—Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, 1998—Letter of commendation for “being identified by students as an outstanding individual who has made a significant and positive impact on their lives.
- Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, 1996—Recognition Award Letter from Dr. H.J. Zoffer, Dean Emeritus
Member of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Group of the City of Pittsburgh. Co-authored a report on the status of ICT in the city and strategic alternatives.
Relevant Interviews and Quotes
- “Report says citywide Wi-Fi unlikely,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 4, 2005. Quoted on ICT report.
- “Promueven metodo Expert Choice para facilitar toma de decisiones empresariales,” La Republica, Bogota – Colombia, March 15, 2005.
Dr. Mu has done consulting work in the areas of telecommunications management, IT marketing, and electronic commerce to organizations in the United States and Latin America.