Dr. Cheri Speier-Pero

Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

Associate Dean and Professor

Dr. Cheri Speier-Pero is the Ernst & Young Professor in Accounting and Information Systems, and currently serves as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Speier-Pero received her Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Indiana University in 1996. Previously, she was a regional sales manager for industrial robotics, information technology, and data-collection systems. She has published articles in a breadth of disciplines, including journals such as MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Operations Management, the Journal of Marketing, the International Journal of Human–Computer Studies, and Information and Management among others.  

Dr. Speier-Pero’s primary research interests include the influence of work environments on decision making, individual acceptance and the use of technology, applied predictive analytics, and the effective use of information technology to support supply-chain relationships. She has served as the Editor-in-Chief at Decision Sciences having previously served as Senior and Associate Editor. She has also served as an Associate Editor at IEEE journals and a reviewer for several leading journals, such as Management Information Systems, Information Systems Research, and Management Science, among others.

Dr. Speier-Pero has been a member of research teams receiving funding from the National Science Foundation (online learning) and the Department of Homeland Security (supply-chain and information technology initiatives to protect the food supply). She has also received research grants from IBM and Dow Chemical to extend the Homeland Security grant into other industries. Dr. Speier-Pero is a Filene Fellow, and in that role, serves as the Research Director for the Center of Excellence for Data Analytics and the Future of Financial Services. 

At Michigan State University, Dr. Speier-Pero teaches enterprise information systems at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a marketing/business analytics course in the Master’s of Science in Business Analytics program. She also teaches in a variety of executive education programs at Michigan State University and has served as a consultant to both Hertz Corporation and Nokia. 

Dr. Speier-Pero was awarded the MSU University-wide Teacher Scholar award in 2001 and the Broad College Withrow Award in 2015 recognizing her excellence in teaching and research. She has also won departmental research and teaching awards.