Nicole Forsgren Velasquez, PhD

I am a knowledge management, IT impacts, and diversity consultant and researcher. I am a professor of MIS and Accounting at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Prior to joining USU, I was a professor of Accounting at Pepperdine University.

I hold a PhD in Management Information Systems (with a minor in Cognitive Science) and a Masters in Accounting from The University of Arizona, and conduct research focusing on knowledge management, business intelligence, data analytics, and IT impacts. I have been awarded public and private research grants (funders include NASA and the NSF), and my work has been featured in various media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and InfoWeek.

I will be the general conference chair for USENIX LISA (Large Installation System Administration) in November 2014 (Seattle, WA).


I specialize in knowledge capture, communication, IT impacts, and data analytics, and have experience across several industries.


My research interests span technology impacts, knowledge capture and communication, and applications of data analytics.


Currently at Utah State University, I teach courses in data analytics, managerial accounting, and cost accounting.


I have industry experience in software development, hardware performance analysis, systems analysis and design, usability testing, and systems administration.