Meghann L. Drury-Grogan

Meghann Drury Grogan - Business faculty

Associate Professor
Communications and Media Management
Joined Fordham: 2011

General Information:
45 Columbus Avenue, Room 520,
New York, NY 10023

Email: mdrury@fordham.edu

  • Meghann L. Drury-Grogan, PhD, MA, HDip BS, is an Associate Professor of Communication and Media Management in the Gabelli School of Business and the Graduate School of Business Administration at Fordham University.

    Dr. Drury-Grogan’s research focuses on decision making and team behaviors, project management communication, organizational communication and change. She has worked internationally on projects involving decision making, change, governance, risk communication, team dynamics, leadership and nonverbal communication. She has published in leading journals in her field, including the Journal of Systems and Software, Information Software & Technology, Business Communication Quarterly and Communication Quarterly. Additionally, she has presented at prestigious international conferences such as Agile, Americas Conference on Information Systems, International Conference on Information Systems, National Communication Association and International Communication Association.

    Dr. Drury-Grogan teaches courses in business communication, project management, public speaking and presentations, and agile and lean team behaviors at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has taught such courses internationally to both academic and industry practitioner audiences. She is also a member of the Association for Information Systems, European Association for Decision Making, International Association of Business Communicators, International Communication Association, National Communication Association, Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Toastmasters International and Worldwide Who’s Who.

    Dr. Drury-Grogan has received numerous academic and industry awards. Her research recently won the NCA 2012 “Best Paper” Award in Training and Development for her paper on the business communication simulation she co-developed. She also won the 2011 IEEE Software “Best Research Paper” award and the SIG IT Project Management “Best Paper Award” at the ICIS 6th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management in 2011 for her research in decision making in agile software development teams. She has also received a Rotary Ambassadorial award (2002), and three Deloitte Consulting Applause Awards for exceptional client service (2006 – 2008). Her leadership experience includes serving as a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Communication Research and European Journal of Information Systems. As a member of Toastmaster’s International, she is currently the President of her club in NYC and previously served as the VP of Membership in Galway, Ireland.

    Prior to Fordham, Dr. Drury-Grogan worked for Deloitte Consulting LLP, one of the top four professional services firms, as an organization and change management consultant in Deloitte’s Chicago and New York City offices. She developed communication strategies; implemented change and communication plans; and designed governance models, decision making frameworks and organization structures across a variety of industries, including Fortune 25 companies and the public sector. She also managed a research project at the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway focusing on decision making in agile and lean software development teams.

    Dr. Drury-Grogan’s Curriculum Vitae

    • PhD: Communication Studies, Northwestern University
    • Master's: Communication Studies, Northwestern University
    • Higher Diploma in Business Studies: National University of Ireland, Galway
    • Bachelor's: Canisius College
    • Individual and team decision making
    • Decision quality and decision metrics
    • Organizational communication
    • Strategic communication
    • Organizational change management
    • Agile software development team behaviors
  • Peer Reviewed Journals

    • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2021). The changes in team cognition and cognitive artifact use during agile software development project management. Project Management Journal, 52(2), 127-145.
    • Senapathi, M., & Drury-Grogan, M. L (2020). Systems Thinking Approach to Implementing Kanban: A Case Study. Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, 33(4), e2322. https://doi.org/10.1002/smr.2322
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L., Conboy, K., & Acton, T. (2017). Examining decision characteristics and challenges for agile software development. Journal of Systems and Software, 131, 248-265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2017.06.003.
    • Senapathi, M., & Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2017). Refining a model for sustained usage of agile methodologies. Journal of Systems and Software, 132, 298-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2017.07.010.
    • Van Swol, L., & Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2017). The effects of shared opinions on nonverbal mimicry. SAGE Open, 7(2). DOI: 10.1177/2158244017707243.
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2014). Performance on agile teams: Relating iteration objectives and critical decisions to project management success factors. Information and Software Technology, 56(5), 506-515.
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L., & O’Dwyer, O. (2013). An investigation of the decision-making process in agile project teams. International Journal of Information Technology and Decision-Making, 12(6), 1097-1120.
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L., & Russ, T. L. (2013). A contemporary simulation infused in the business communication curriculum: A case study. Business Communication Quarterly, 76(3), 304-321.  
    • Russ, T. & Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2013). Assessing the impact of a business communication simulation on students’ self-perceptions. Communication Quarterly, 61(5), 584-595.
    • Drury, M. L., Conboy, K., & Power, K. (2012). Obstacles to decision making in agile software development teams. Journal of Systems and Software, 85(6), 1239-1254.
    • Drury, M. L., & Roloff, M. E. (2009). The effect of authority and option frames on resource allocation decisions: Using prospect theory to predict choices and expressed justifications and advocate creative solutions. Communication Quarterly, 57(1), 1–19.
    • Drury, M. L., & Kitsopoulos, S. (2005). Do you still believe in the 7 deadly myths [of consulting]? Consulting to Management, 16(1), 28-31.

     

    Peer Reviewed Academic Books

    • Russ, T. L., & Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2014). The communicating leadership lab: A contemporary business communication simulation. New York: CreateSpace, On-Demand Publishing, LLC.

     

    Peer Reviewed Academic Book Chapters

    • Cames, O., & Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2019). Complex Action Methodology for Enterprise Systems (CAMES): A system to contextualise the behavioural management issue as quantum mechanical variable. In A. Normore & L. Long (General Editors), The handbook of research on strategic communication, leadership, and conflict management in modern organizations. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8516-9
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2017). Decision making processes in organizations. In C. R. Scott & L. K. Lewis (General Editors.), Jim Barker, Joann Keyton, Tim Kuhn, and Paaige Turner (Associate Editors), The international encyclopedia of organizational communication. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc. DOI: 10.1002/9781118955567.wbieoc055  
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2017). Mergers & acquisitions. In C. R. Scott & L. K. Lewis (General Editors.), Jim Barker, Joann Keyton, Tim Kuhn, and Paaige Turner (Associate Editors), The international encyclopedia of organizational communication. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2016). Performance feedback. In C. Berger & M. Roloff (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of interpersonal communication. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2015). Feedback: Presentation peer review. In M. Silberman (Ed.), 101 ways to make training active.  New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2015). Learn with your peers: Rotating review. In M. Silberman (Ed.), 101 ways to make training active.  New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

     

    Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

    • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2018). How Team Cognition and Cognitive Artifact Use Change During Agile Software Development Project Management. In Association for Information Systems (AIS) Proceedings: The 13th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2018 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt). San Francisco, CA, USA: Association for Information Systems (AIS). Paper 11. https://aisel.aisnet.org/irwitpm2018/(SIG IT Project Management “Best Paper Award”, ICIS 13th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management.)
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2016). Agile Cognition: Discovering the Cognitive Artifacts Used for Project Management in Agile Software Development. In Association for Information Systems (AIS) Proceedings: The 11th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2016 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt). Dublin, Ireland: Association for Information Systems (AIS). Paper 9. https://aisel.aisnet.org/irwitpm2016/9.  
    • Kennedy, D., & Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2015). Project management and knowledge acquisition: Highlighting process losses in meeting and between meeting activities. In Proceedings: The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Seattle, WA: Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L., & Kennedy, D. (2013). Highlighting communication activities and inefficiencies between agile vs. waterfall methods: An agent based model of knowledge sharing. In Association for Information Systems (AIS) Proceedings: The 8th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2013 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt). Milan, Italy: Association for Information Systems (AIS). Paper 11. http://aisel.aisnet.org/irwitpm2013/11/.
    • Senapathi, M., Drury-Grogan, M. L., & Srinivasan, A. (2013). Agile usage: Refining a theoretical model. In Association for Information Systems (AIS) Proceedings: The 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2013), Jeju Island, Korea. Paper 43. http://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2013/43/.
    • Drury, M. L., Acton, T., Conboy, K., & Golden, W. (2011). The role of experience in agile software development decision making. In Association for Information Systems (AIS) Proceedings: The 6th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2011 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt). Shanghai, China: Association for Information Systems (AIS). Paper 9. http://aisel.aisnet.org/irwitpm2011/9/.
    • Drury, M. L., & McHugh, O. (2011). Factors that influence the decision-making process in agile project teams using scrum practices. In Association for Information Systems (AIS) Proceedings: The 6th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management , a pre-conference workshop for the 2011 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt). Shanghai, China: Association for Information Systems (AIS). Paper 8. http://aisel.aisnet.org/irwitpm2011/8/(SIG IT Project Management “Best Paper Award”, ICIS 6th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management.)
    • Drury, M. L., Power, K., & Conboy, K. (2011). Decision making in agile development: A focus group study of decisions and obstacles. In Proceedings of the 2011 Agile Alliance Conference. Salt Lake City, UT: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [Tier A Proceedings]. (Agile 2011 “Best Research Paper” award sponsored by IEEE Software.)
    • Dabrowski, M., Acton, T., Drury, M. L., Conboy, K., & Dabrowska, A. (2011). Agile software development: A case for adequate decision support tools. In Americas' Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2011 Proceedings (17th Conference), Detroit, MI. Paper 299. http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2011_submissions/299/.

     

    Research Reports

    • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2013). PRTLI-4 ISSP project for Drury-Grogan leads to publications in top international journals and best paper awards. Impact booklet: Whitaker Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway.  
    • Drury, M. L., & McHugh, O. (2012). Decision making in agile project teams. Project Management Research for Practice (PMPerspectives).
    • Drury, M. L., Conboy, K., & Acton, T. (2012).  Understanding an agile software development team’s decision making. InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme, Community of Researchers Research Briefing No. 5.

     

    Peer Reviewed Conference Papers and Presentations

    • Cames, O., & Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2019). Complex Action Methodology for Enterprise Systems (CAMES): Algorithmic Management to Democratise Monetisation of Post-Quantum Data Privacy. Paper presented at the EJIS Paper Development Workshop for the 2019 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Munich, Germany: Association for Information Systems (AIS).
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2018, December). How Team Cognition and Cognitive Artifact Use Change During Agile Software Development Project Management. Paper presented at the 13th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2018 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt). San Francisco, CA, USA: Association for Information Systems (AIS). (SIG IT Project Management “Best Paper Award”, ICIS 13th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management.)
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2016, December). Agile cognition: Discovering the cognitive artifacts used for project management in agile software development. Paper presented at the 11th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2016 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt). Dublin, Ireland.
    • Kennedy, D., & Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2015, November). Project management and knowledge acquisition: Highlighting process losses in meeting and between meeting activities. Paper presented at the 46th annual meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Seattle, WA.
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L., Russ, T. L., & LaMarque-Orman, K. (2014, April). The business communication simulation developed at Fordham University. Invited to develop and give presentation on our co-developed business communication simulation at the Fox School of Business 2nd Annual Business Communications Conference - Professional Communication: Problems, Priorities, and Pedagogies conference at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L., & Kennedy, D. (2013, December). Highlighting communication activities and inefficiencies between agile vs. waterfall methods: An Agent Based Model of Knowledge Sharing. Paper presented at the 8th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2013 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt). Milan, Italy.
    • Senapathi, M., Drury-Grogan, M. L., & Srinivasan, A. (2013, June). Agile usage: Refining a theoretical model. Paper presented at the 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2013), Jeju Island, Korea.
    • Drury-Grogan, M. L., & Russ, T. L. (2013, April). The business communication simulation developed at Fordham University. Invited to develop and give presentation on our co-developed business communication simulation at the Fox School of Business 1st Annual Business Communications Conference - Professional Communication: Problems, Priorities, and Pedagogies conference at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Drury, M. L., & Russ, T. (2012, November). Designing and implementing a contemporary business communication simulation: A case study of applied student learning. Paper presented at the 98th annual conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), Orlando, FL.
    • Russ, T., & Drury, M. L. (2012, November). Assessing the impact of a training simulation on participants’ self-perceptions. Paper presented at the 98th annual conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), Orlando, FL. (“Best Paper Award”, Training and Development Division at 2012 National Communication Association annual conference.)
    • Senapathi, M., Drury, M. L., & Srinivasan, A. (2012, August). Let's stay agile! Applying the framework for agile sustainability in our teams. Workshop developed and presented at the annual conference of the Agile Alliance, Dallas, TX.
    • Drury, M. L., Acton, T., Conboy, K., & Golden, W. (2011, December). The role of experience in agile software development decision making. Paper presented at the 6th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2011 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt) in the Association for Information Systems (AIS), Shanghai, China.
    • Drury, M. L., & McHugh, O. (2011, December). Factors that influence the decision-making process in agile project teams using scrum practices. Paper presented at the 6th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management, a pre-conference workshop for the 2011 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), hosted by the Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt) in the Association for Information Systems (AIS), Shanghai, China. (SIG IT Project Management “Best Paper Award”.)
    • Drury, M. L., Power, K., & Conboy, K. (2011, August). Decision making in agile development: A focus group study of decisions and obstacles. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Agile Alliance, Salt Lake City, UT. (Agile 2011 “Best Research Paper” award sponsored by IEEE Software.)
    • Drury, M. L. & Power, K. (2011, August). Managers vs. agile teams: Who makes the decisions? Workshop developed and presented at the annual conference of the Agile Alliance, Salt Lake City, UT.
    • Dabrowski, M., Acton, T., Drury, M. L., Conboy, K., & Dabrowska, A. (2011, August). Agile software development: A case for adequate decision support tools. Paper presented at the 17th annual conference of the Americas' Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Detroit, MI.
    • Drury, M. L. (2010, December). Decision processes and data presentation methods: A case study of how an agile software development team can best present data to make quality decisions. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) Conference, Limerick, Ireland.
    • Drury, M. L. & Power, K. (2010, August). Improving decision making in your agile team. Workshop developed and presented at the annual conference of the Agile Alliance, Orlando, FL.
    • Drury, M. L., & Van Swol, L. (2009, November). The effects of shared opinions on nonverbal mimicry in a group discussion. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), Chicago, IL.
    • Drury, M. L. (2006, June). The effects of exerted effort and need for a project: When are we more or less open to change and likely to voice our concerns regarding change? Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Dresden, Germany.
    • Van Swol, L., & Drury, M. L. (2006, June). The effects of shared opinions on nonverbal mimicry. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Dresden, Germany.
    • Drury, M. L., & Roloff, M. (2005, November). Do power and option frames have different effects for negative and positive changes? Expanding prospect theory and relating creativity to risk-propensities. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), Boston, MA.
    • Drury, M. L., & Van Swol, L. (2005, November). Are people who mimic others perceived as more friendly, likeable, persuasive, and knowledgeable? Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), Boston, MA.
    • Drury, M. L. (2005, October). Organizational change: The effects of power and change impact on framing bias, risky decisions and subsequent communication. Dr. M. Roloff (advisor). Dissertation Proposal presented at the 18th Annual Organizational Mini-Conference, Athens, OH.
    • Drury, M. L., & Roloff, M. (2005, August). The effects of prospect theory in positive and negative change situations: How do option frames, power roles, and messages between roles differ depending on the type of change situation? Paper presented at the 20th biennial conference on Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making (SPUDM), Stockholm, Sweden.
    • Drury, M. L., & Roloff, M. (2005, May). Organizational change: The dialogue between change agents and targets after solutions have been offered. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), New York, NY.
    • Drury, M. L., & Roloff, M. (2004, Nov.). How are decisions really made? An analysis of the effects of role and option frame on how one makes decisions. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision-Making (SJDM), Minneapolis, MN.
    • Drury, M. L. (2000, April). Gender differences in leadership and leader emergence. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA), Pittsburgh, PA. (Eastern Communication Association “Top Four Poster Award”.)
    • Drury, M. L. (1999, April). Modern communication researchers and their strategies for romantic relational maintenance. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA), Charleston, WV.