Mitzi M. Montoya, is the executive dean of the College of Technology & Innovation at Arizona State University. Montoya is responsible for research administration and faculty development in the college. She also provides leadership on the development of innovative STEM-based educational programs in the college. Montoya teaches graduate courses in technological entrepreneurship, product innovation, management of technology, and marketing. She has delivered courses on these topics in England, Brazil, Italy, Egypt, Russia, Japan, among other countries.
Montoya’s research interests lie at the intersection of technology, marketing and virtual team dynamics. Her research focuses on innovation processes and strategies and the role of technology as an enabler of collaborative, distributed team decision-making. She focuses particularly on the dynamics and performance of globally distributed work teams. Her publications have appeared in Management Science, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Decision Sciences, MIS Quarterly, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, among others. She has been the recipient of competitive research grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Education, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Advanced Practices Council of the Society of Information Management, Product Development and Management Association, as well as foundation grants from several firms.
Montoya’s industry experience includes work with companies such as Xerox, The Dow Chemical Company, IBM, Nortel, MeadWestvaco, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly, Esai, Raytheon, Martin Marietta Materials, Center for Creative Leadership, EDUCAUSE, ABB, John Deere, DaimlerChrysler, Allied-Signal, Cotton Incorporated, Koch/INVISTA, EQUATE (Kuwait), among others.