Dr. William Colucci

Instructional Specialist | Information Management and Business Analytics | Feliciano School of Business
Location: 459
Telephone: 973-655-4290
Email: colucciw@montclair.edu


William holds a Ph.D., Communication, 2003, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. His dissertation examined social network ties as a factor in information system implementation outcomes. His research interests include hybrid distance education learning, task value and self-efficacy factors in higher education pedagogy, socio-technical factors in organizations, social networks, the epistemology of the social sciences and the relationship between technology and culture.


Communication with and about numbers/data, information technology in organizations, socio-technical approaches to organizations, social network analysis, social theory, the epistemology of the social sciences, computer networking, Microsoft Office, popular culture and technology, mass media and society.


  • Ph D, Communication, 2003, Rutgers University
  • MA, Political Science, 1987, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
  • BA, General Studies, 1983, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor and Instructional Specialist, Montclair State University. (2007 - 2017).
  • Managing consultant, Flagship Computing. (July 2003 - September 2008).
  • Assistant Professor, William Paterson University. (September 2006 - May 2007).
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Business Machine Technologies. (July 2006 - February 2007).
  • Adjunct Instructor, Kean University. (September 2005 - December 2005).
  • Adjunct Instructor, County College of Morris. (September 2004 - December 2005).
  • Network Administrator, Mediabay. (December 2000 - July 2003).
  • Adjunct Instructor, Rutgers University. (June 1997 - August 2001).
  • IT Manager, Audio Book Club. (June 1997 - July 1999).


  • Technical/Professional Work, Flagship Computing, Denville NJ. (July 2003 - Present). Provide consulting to the principal in several small businesses (real estate, medical office, law firms, restaurants). Microsoft Office training. Web sites development. Microsoft Server installation, maintenance, including website server and email services, audio/video streaming, document sharing. General services for small business: Security (firewalls, anti-malware); maintenance; consulting; instruction via web meetings; remote access support; guidance towards cloud based solution; disaster recovery.
  • Management Consulting, Diabetes Associates, Belleville, NJ. (September 2013 - March 2014). Analyzed various opportunities for moving EMR to new services to meet government regulations and incentives; guided client towards cloud based solution.
  • Technical/Professional Work, Certus Technologies, Cedar Knolls, NJ. (June 2013 - August 2013). Network administration for businesses in New Jersey.

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of appreciation for Assurance of Learning participation .


  • Analysis of science and technology as topic areas in popular culture.
  • Analysis of the relationship between student activities outside the classroom and academic achievement - hour worked for pay and hours required by family obligations.
  • Approaches to Student Motivation and Learning Strategy: The Role and Value of Different Approaches in Modeling Outcomes in a Hybrid Class.
  • Assessing methods of instruction in hybrid courses - mix of face to face vs. computer mediated participation; remote vs. in-class testing and project work; use of interactive multimedia support software; role of student motivation, and study strategies.
  • Assessment of the use of news articles in associated with textbook readings to enhance task value of course materials for students.
  • Epistemology and philosophy of the social sciences in organization studies.
  • Evaluation of the use current events news articles to increase task value among students. The purpose is to see if this technique of asking students to review news articles related to chapter reading and assignments increases task value and self-efficacy, comparing students in different sections of the same course, where this technique is used, and where it is not.
  • Examining the relationship between two major theories of higher education learning and their measurement tools. The purpose would be to discern whether additional explanatory value is added by utilizing both approaches, which are largely not used together in studies.
  • Examining whether recent theories and measures specifically of the motivation in online courses adds explanatory value in relation to outcomes in a hybrid course.
  • Gathered data and began analysis using measures of concepts of student learning specifically in online or hybrid course formats. Those measures/concepts will be modeled in relation to other approaches in analyzing outcomes in a hybrid class format.
  • Measurement of social ties via congruence of attitudinal measures analyzed with network analytic tools.
  • Re-writing and in the process of resubmitting a research project comparing two types of learning theories and how they relate in modeling student outcomes in a hybrid course.
  • Writing a textbook on communication with and about numbers/statistics/data analytics. Statistics books do not talk about the real world practical circumstances and practical logic of interpreting numbers, and communication books do not go in-depth in how to communicate with and about numbers.

Refereed Published Articles

  • Zhang, Y., Wang, Y., Colucci, W., Wang, Z. (2011). The Paradigm Shift in Organizational Research. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations, 1 (2), pp. 57-70.
  • Colucci, W., Koppel, N. (2010). Impact of the Placement and Quality of Face-to-Face Meetings in a Hybrid Distance Learning Course. American Journal of Business Education,

Published Proceedings

  • Colucci, W., Koppel, N. (2009). Impact of the Placement and Quality of Face-to-Face Meetings in a Hybrid Distance Learning Course. Las Vegas, NV: Clute Institute International Business & Economics Research (IBER) Conference. Refereed