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Thomas J Housel

Information Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-7657



Naval Postgraduate School
Information Sciences Department
Glasgow West 2003
Monterey, CA 93943-5001
Office phone: 01. 831.656.7657
Skype phone user name: tjhousel1

Dr. Tom Housel specializes in valuing intellectual capital, knowledge management, telecommunications, information technology, value-based business process reengineering, and knowledge value measurement in profit and non-profit organizations. He is currently a tenured Full Professor for the Information Sciences (Systems) Department. He has managed a $4Mil+ portfolio of field studies, educational initiatives, and industry relationships.

His current research focuses on the developing a physics based model to predict revenue growth in knowledge intensive companies. He continues to work in the behavioral accounting decision making area and has published in a number of international accounting journals (e.g., ABR, EAR). His research was published twice in the top information systems journal: MIS Quarterly (MISQ).

Prior to joining NPS, he also was an Associate Professor at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. His last assignment in the corporate world was as the Chief of Consumer Market Research for Telecom Italia in Venice, Italy where he developed new methods for predicting the adoption rates for new interactive multimedia broadband applications

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1980. He won the prestigious Society for Information Management award for best paper in the field in 1986 that was subsequently published in the MISQ. His work on measuring the value of intellectual capital has been featured in a Fortune cover story (October 3, 1994) and numerous books, professional periodicals, and academic journals. His books include: “Measuring and Managing Knowledge (English and Chinese versions)” and “Global Telecommunications Revolution: The Business Perspective” with McGraw-Hill (both in 2001).
NPS Experience
  • 2001 - current: Professor
Other Experience
  • 1998 - 2001 Academic Program Director, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
  • 1995 - 2001 Associate Professor of Information and Operations Management (clinical), University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
  • 1994 - 1995 Director (Vice President), Consumer Behavior Research in Telematics and Informatics, Centro Studi S. Salvador (Telecom Italia)
  • 1992 - 1994 Chief Business Process Engineer, Strategic Information Systems Division, Pacific Bell
  • 1991 - 1992 Director, Business Development and Domain Engineering, Strategic Information Systems Division, Pacific Bell
  • 1987 - 1991 Associate Director, Center for Operations Management Education and Research, University of Southern California
  • 1984 - 1985 Associate Director, Center for Telecommunications Management, University of Southern California
  • 1982 - 1991 Assistant Professor of Business Communication , University of Southern California, School of Business Administration
  • 1977 - 1982 Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, College of Communications
Research Interests
Estimating the return on Information Technology in Profit and Non-Profit Organizations\r
Decision Making with New Financial Information
Teaching Interests
Transformation through Information Technology
Knowledge Management
Research Methods
Business Process Reengineering


  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 1994 - Honorable Mention, Planning Forum Case Competition
  • 1986 - First Prize Winner, Society for Information Management (MISQ journal) paper competition