Sherae Daniel

Assistant Professor


Information Systems and Technology Management
244 Mervis Hall



BS Information and Decision Systems - Carnegie Mellon University
MS Information Systems Management - Carnegie Mellon University
PhD Information Systems - Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business

Courses Recently Taught
  • Current Topics: Open Source Software - MBA
  • Introduction to Information Systems 1060 - CBA

Sherae L. Daniel completed her PhD in Information Systems with a minor in Econometrics from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Her dissertation, titled "The Effect of Absorptive Capacity on Open Source Software Development," examines how characteristics of the developer and user communities contribute to the success of open source software projects. In addition to open source software development, her research interests include online communities, electronic commerce, and statistics and econometrics.

While completing her degrees, Daniel worked several summers in software development and analysis at the AT&T Research Laboratory in Middletown, New Jersey. In the spring of 2002, she worked in the Computational Sciences and Mathematics Research Department at Sandia National Laboratories, California, a government owned/contractor operated facility that develops science-based technologies to support the national security of the United States of America.

Daniel has been a member of the Association of Information Systems and the PhD Project Information Systems Doctoral Student Association since 2002. She served as reviewer at the 2004 and 2006 International Conference on Information Systems and the 2005 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). Daniel was part of the planning committee for the 2004 PhD Project Conference and cochaired the Open Source Mini Track at AMCIS the past two years. Daniel is a reviewer for Information Systems Research, Management Science and several other of the premiere journals in the field.

Recent Publications

Daniel, S. L., Agarwal, R., and Stewart, K.J. (2013) "The Diverse Effects of Diversity in Global, Distributed Collectives: A Study of Open Source Project Success," Information Systems Research 24(2), 312-333. [pdf]

Chengalur-Smith, S., Sidorova, A. and Daniel, S.L. "Sustainability of Open-Source Projects: A Longitudinal Study," Journal of Association of Information Systems (11:11) 2010. [pdf]

Stewart, K.J., Darcy, D. P., and Daniel, S. L. "Opportunities and Challenges Applying Functional Data Analysis to the study of Open Source Software," Statistical Science 2006. [Abstract] [pdf]