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Daniel J. Connolly, Ph.D.

Professor of Management

Dr. Daniel Connolly is a professor of management and past dean at Drake University’s Zimpleman College of Business in Des Moines, Iowa. He is a recognized global thought leader in the area of hospitality information technology. His teaching, research, and consulting interests focus on the strategic application of information technology and electronic commerce for business advantage. Dr. Connolly has authored or co-authored numerous publications, many of which have appeared in the job journals within his field, and he frequently presents his work at academic and industry conferences and universities around the world. His book Technology Strategies for the Hospitality Industry is the industry’s first book on technology strategy. Prior to joining Drake, Dr. Connolly served as dean of the School of Business Administration at Portland State University and as senior associate dean of the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. He has served on the faculties of several major universities including the University of Denver, Michigan State University, and Virginia Tech, where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in information technology, strategic management, finance, and hospitality administration. Before joining academia, Dr. Connolly spent nearly 8 years working at Marriott International’s corporate headquarters as an information systems analyst. In addition, he has consulted with numerous organizations in the hospitality, health care and technology sectors, and has more than 10 years of experience in hotel and restaurant operations.

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-4091
Address: 2847 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall 331


  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.B.A., American University
  • B.S., Cornell University

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic management and business strategy
  • Information technology strategy and systems planning
  • Electronic commerce
  • Hospitality information systems and technology
  • Customer experience and service management




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