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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

Biography

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

Education

  • 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

Research Interests

  • Individual and team decision making
  • Decision quality and decision metrics
  • Organizational communication
  • Strategic communication
  • Organizational change management
  • Agile software development team behaviors

Publications

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.

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.
  • 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. 101 More Ways to Make Training Active. Biech, E. (Ed.). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2015). Learn with your Peers: Rotating Review. 101 More Ways to Make Training Active. Biech, E. (Ed.). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Peer Reviewed Journals and 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., 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. 10.1177/2158244017707243.
  • 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).
  • 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. (2014). Performance on Agile Teams: Relating Iteration Objectives and Critical Decisions to Project Management Success Factors. Information and Software Technology, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 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, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 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, Vol. 76, No. 3, pp.304-321.  
  • 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/
  • Russ, T. & Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2013). Assessing the impact of a business communication simulation on students’ self-perceptions. Communication Quarterly, Vol. 61, No. 5, pp. 584-595.
    * Prior version of this paper won the “Best Paper Award”, Training and Development Division at 2012 National Communication Association annual conference.
  • 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-Grogan, M. L. (2013). PRTLI-4 ISSP Project for Drury-Grogan leads to publications in top international journals and best paper awards. Impact booklet for the Whitaker Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. 
  • Drury, M. L., Conboy, K., & Power, K. (2012), Obstacles to decision making in Agile software development teams. Journal of Systems and Software, Vol. 85, No. 6, pp. 1239-1254.
  • Drury, M. L., & McHugh, O. (2012). Factors that influence the decision-making process in agile project teams using scrum practices. 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. 6.
  • 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).
    * 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/.
  • 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, Vol. 57(1), 1–19.
  • Drury, M. L., & Kitsopoulos, S. (2005). Do you still believe in the 7 deadly myths [of consulting]? Consulting to Management, Vol. 16(1), 28-31.