Coles College Dean

Dr. Kathy SchwaigKathy Schwaig is Dean and Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair of Entrepreneurial Management and Professor of Information Systems in the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Schwaig joined the faculty at KSU in 2002 bringing over twenty years of teaching and professional experience to the classroom.

Dr. Schwaig has served in several administrative roles at the department and college levels. An authority on the topic of information privacy and policy formulation, her research has been published in some of the leading journals in the information systems field including Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM and Journal of Management Information Systems. She currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Information Security and Privacy.

A native of central Texas, Dr. Schwaig earned a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Information Systems from Baylor University and a PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of South Carolina. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Liberal Arts at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Schwaig serves on the following boards: Junior Achievement - Georgia, the Alliance for Children Everywhere, a non-profit focused on serving the needs of children in Zambia, Children’s Healthcare Cobb Community Board, and the advisory board of The Edge Connection, a non-profit organization providing business education to micro-entrepreneurs. In addition to her research, teaching, and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Schwaig serves as a consultant and board member to an Atlanta based IT staffing firm. She formerly served on the board of the Atlanta Care Center.

Dr. Schwaig is the recipient of the Oscar Burnett Award for Distinguished Achievement in Business from the Morris Brown College Foundation as well as the Cobb Executive Women’s Glass Ceiling Award.

Kathy and her husband, Mike, live in Woodstock, Georgia and have one daughter, Emma Grace.