Beverly Magda, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean of the Technology Management graduate program at Georgetown University. Prior to moving into academia full time, Dr. Magda spent nearly 20 years leading IT initiatives with more than half the time in education and non-profit organizations. She also was an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University in the School of Business and Hood College in the Computer Science department. Having lead many technology initiatives in her career, she has seen firsthand the effects of such types of change on individuals within organizations. This has lead to her doctoral research of determining methods for mitigating the effects oftechnology transformations in emergency departments. She asserts that the people-side of technology change should be considered in order for technology conversions to be successful. Her research has led to presentations across the country andconsultations at organizations undergoing technological change. She holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Management & Systems Engineering from The George Washington University, a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science.