Gerardine (Gerry) DeSanctis (1954-2005)

Please refer to a wonderful, heartfelt tribute from her Dean and an obituary in the Herald-Sun newspaper in Durham for good sources of information about our dear departed colleague. I will miss Gerry so very much, and trust that many of you who were lucky to have known her, will miss her too.

Gerardine DeSanctis (Ph.D., Texas Tech University) was born on January 5, 1954 and died August 16, 2005. She was the Thomas F. Keller Professor of Business Administration at Duke University. Her research focused on learning in distributed teams and online communities. She has held Visiting Professor appointments on the Faculteit der Wiskunde en Informatica, Technische Universiteit Delft (The Netherlands), Erasmus University (The Netherlands), and INSEAD (in France and Singapore). She has been affiliated with the following editorial boards: Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. She regularly taught in Duke’s Global Executive MBA Program.