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Margaret M. McManus
Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Executive Director, Graduate Studies
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Contact Information
Office: Holroyd Hall, Room 104
Phone: 215-951-1042

I am the Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at La Salle University and the Executive Director of Graduate Studies for La Salle University. Prior to this, I served in a variety of positions at La Salle University, including Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Director of the M.S. in Computer Information Science program, and Director of the M.S. in Information Technology Leadership program. I also has more than twelve years of full-time teaching experience in the Mathematics and Computer Science department, specializing in courses in collaborative technologies, networking concepts, graphical user interface programming, databases, and computer literacy. My scholarship interests are in collaboration technologies, databases and educational and technology leadership.

Active in the Information Technology community in Philadelphia, I am a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), and a board member of CIO Forum Executive Council. I also serve on the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Areas of Expertise

  • Electronic Collaboration
  • Databases
  • Higher Education Leadership


  • Ph.D., Computer Information Science, Temple University
  • M.S., Computer Science, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., Mathematics, Immaculata College (now University)
  • Management Development Program, Harvard University


  • Electronic Collaboration and Web 2.0
  • Database Systems
  • Network theory



  • Co-guest editor with J. Nosek of Special Issue on “Collaboration Challenges:  Bridging the IT Support Gap.”  Information Systems Management, 2008.


  • Co-Presented “Designing Learning Spaces:  Collaborative Development of Best Practices,” EDUCAUSE 2011 Middle Atlantic Regional Conference with S. Fabiani, Baltimore, MD.
  • Moderator and Panelist, “Transforming Challenges into Opportunities, or How to Make Lemonade out of Lemons,” Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences Annual Meeting, 2010.
  • Panelist, “Aligning Computing Curricula to Business Needs”, CIO Forum & Executive Summit, King of Prussia, PA


  • NSF Noyce Teaching Fellowships/Master Teaching Fellowships Planning Grant,  Principal Investigator (with Co-PIs Stefan Samulewicz and Stephen Downs), award of $75,000

Community Service

  • Society for Information Management, Program Committee
  • Advisory Council for CIO Forum & Executive Summit
  • Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary
Outside interests and hobbies
  • Photography
  • Tennis

Program offered online with some residency requirements for testing and presentations.

Margaret M. McCoey, M.S.

Margaret M. McCoey, M.S.
Program Director

La Salle University
Computer Information Science
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1136
Fax: 215.951.1805

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