Dr. Kevin J. O'Sullivan
Associate Professor of Management
School of Management
New York Institute of Technology



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Dr. O'Sullivan is an Associate Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management, specializing in Organizational Dynamics and Knowledge Management with the School of Management at NYIT. He is the Lead Professor for Knowledge Management at NYIT. His specialties include Intellectual Capital Management, Systems Analysis and Design, International Organizational Development, Collaborative Systems and Knowledge Management. He has previously held other administrative posts at NYIT to include Campus Dean, Associate Dean and Director of Global Academic Programs. He earned his Doctorate in Engineering Management (Knowledge Management) and a Masters degree in Information Systems and Information Management from the George Washington University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Ulster in the UK.

His research interests include Global Organizational Development and Organization, Information and Knowledge Security, Knowledge Management, and Intellectual Capital Management. He serves on the Editorial Board of four top level academic journals, the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM),
International Journal of the Knowledge and Systems Science, The International Journal of Knowledge Based Organizations and VINE: The Journal of  Information and Knowledge Management Systems (VINE) as Associate Editor.

Dr. O'Sullivan has acted as Senator for the School of Management (2004 - 2009) on the NYIT Academic Senate. He served on numerous Senate Committees. He serves as a member of the MIS Subcommittee, the School Personnel Committee (SPC) and Curriculum Committee, the Undergraduate Development Committee and the MBA Development Committee of the School of Management at NYIT.

Prior to joining NYIT he was Executive Vice President of Vistech Systems in VA. Before that he served as Global Practice Director for Computer Associates with responsibility for Knowledge Management and Security Solutions. He has served on the Board of Advisors for several companies and organizations. He has conducted business in many places around the globe including Australia, China, France, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore, USA, Germany, Bahrain, Jordan, Canada, Austria, Hong Kong and visited many more.

Dr. O'Sullivan served as the Conference Chair of the 5th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning (ICICKM-2008) in New York on October 9th - 10th 2008. The conference was hosted at New York Institute of Technology. For full details of the conference please visit the conference site by clicking here.



Contact Information

Dr. O'Sullivan conducts course at both the Graduate and Undergraduate level including the following - Other courses are in development. Click on a course title for a description of the course.  
Name: Kevin O'Sullivan D.Sc 
e-Mail: kosulliv@nyit.edu
Manhattan: 1855 Broadway,
  New York, NY 10023-7692   
  Room MC26 308
Phone: (212) 261-1506
Office Hours Monday: 3:30PM - 5:30PM (Fall)
  Tuesday: 3:30PM - 5:30PM (Spring)

And by Appointment

Journal Articles

Conference Proceeding


  • O'Sullivan, K. J. (2011), "Education Going Global: Strategies for Universities Entering the Global Environment" (In Development)


O'Sullivan, K. J. (2009), "Strategic Intellectual Capital in Multinational Organizations" Idea Group Publishing, Hershey PA. ISBN 978-1-60566-679-2

Research indicates that active management of intellectual capital can lead to significant payoffs for organizations. However, when considered within a multinational context, there are specific issues that may cause concern.

Strategic Intellectual Capital Management in Multinational Organizations: Sustainability and Successful Implications highlights areas of concern in developing strategies for international management of intellectual capital and demonstrates opportunities for the successful use of these tactics. A defining collection of field advancements, this innovative publication provides a valuable resource to academicians, researchers, and practitioners interested in this area of study.



O'Sullivan, K. J. (2008) "Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning" ACI Publishing, United Kingdom ISBN 978-1-906638-17-7

A key focus of the Conference and these Proceedings  is for individuals concerned with current research findings and business experiences from the wide community which is now involved in knowledge management and intellectual capital and organizational learning to come together to share knowledge with peers interested in the same area of study. The papers published in these proceedings are a clear indication of how the subject has matured and continues to evolve since over the last 5 years.


O'Sullivan, K. J. (2007), "Strategic Knowledge Management in Multinational Organizations" Idea Group Publishing, Hershey PA. ISBN 978-1-59904-630-3 (August 2007)

Knowledge management (KM) has been implemented in many organizations with impressive success, however, many KM initiatives fail due to a lack of understanding of operational complexities. For multinational organizations, the level of complexity increases many times over.

Strategic Knowledge Management in Multinational Organizations presents a comprehensive set of investigations of a wide range of environmental factors, both internal and external, that contribute to the key challenge of complexity in KM. These factors include culture, technology, communications, infrastructure, and learning and leadership structures.

Book Chapters

Academic Organization Membership and Activities


Dr. O'Sullivan served as the School of Management Associate Dean for Middle East Programs with ongoing programs in Bahrain, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Egypt. With the School of Management, Dr O'Sullivan has delivered graduate and undergraduate courses in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Nanchang in China as well as in Bahrain and Jordan.

Dr. O'Sullivan has acted as Campus Academic Dean for the Bahrain Campus.

As Director of Global Academic Programs at NYIT, Dr. O'Sullivan was responsible for the following activities  institution wide:

  • Provide management for NYIT’s programs and campuses in Jordan (Amman), Bahrain,  Canada (Vancouver), UAE (Abu Dhabi) and China (Nanchang, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Shanghai)

  • Provide leadership and staff service to the NYIT Community as it continues to expand it's global footprint.

  • Analyze and create opportunities for growth in global locations and within academic programs.

  • Ensure quality in the delivery of academic services and ensure faculty and student recruitment, development, evaluation and retention.

  • Oversea and monitor curricula, curriculum development, course and program offerings, resource development and delivery as well as student enrollment and reporting.

  • Assist in the management of required accreditations and registrations.

  • Represent NYIT's Global capabilities in university affairs both locally and globally.

  • Oversee relevant special events and conference as well as commencements outside the US in conjunction with other departments and schools within NYIT



Research Interests: Knowledge Management, Intellectual Capital, Organizational Dynamics and the impact of technology on organizational design

Hobbies: I am an avid SCUBA diver and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Emergency First Response Instructor, diving mainly in the Lake George Area of New York, Jamestown RI and Dutch Springs in PA. I have also had the pleasure of diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, in the Cayman Islands and Bahamas, at dive sites in Europe and in the Red Sea.

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