Professor McHugh teaches courses in entrepreneurship and strategic management and finance at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. His research interests focus on legitimacy and network theory in the context of social media and decision making. His work has been published in the Journal of General Management, Journal of Management and Organizations, Journal of Prediction Markets, and MIS Quarterly Executive. He has over 25 years of industry experience with technology companies, including executive roles at three venture-backed data security firms. Earlier initiatives include building a call center automation services practice for GTE leveraging artificial intelligence and speech recognition (winner of the GTE Chairman’s Leadership Award) and an on-line financial services offering leveraging social media while at IBM Credit Corp. He is the recipient of 2 patents in the area of call center automation and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in management from Bentley University. Dr. McHugh is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a member of the Cherrystone Angel Group.