Michael A. Palley, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Information Systems
Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College
City University of New York

Dept. of Computer Information Systems
55 Lexington Avenue, Box 11-220
New York, NY 10010

Phone: (646) 312-3362
Fax: (646) 312-3414
Email: mpalley@baruch.cuny.edu

Office Location: 55 Lexington Avenue, Suite 11-229

Education | Research | Professional Activities | Industry Exposure



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  • Ph.D. - Information Systems / New York University, Stern School of Business
  • M.Phil. - Information Systems / New York University, Stern School of Business
  • M.S. - Quantitative Analysis / New York University, Stern School of Business
  • B.S. - Finance & Multinational Enterprise / Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania


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Available for Expert Testimony, Opinion, Analysis or Quotes about the Following:
  • Managment Information Systems
  • Trading Technologies
  • IT Diffusion Models
  • IT and Organizational Strategy
  • Audit and Control of Information Systems
  • Health Care Information Systems
  • Electronic Commerce

Journal Articles (Refereed)

  • Palley, M.A. and Conger, S. "Health Care Information Systems and Formula-Based Reimbursement: An Empirical Study", Health Care Management Review, Vol. 20, No. 2, 1995, pp. 66-77.

  • Palley, M.A. and Ferns, W.J. "A Consequence Model for the Study of IT Diffusion", Baruch College Working Paper Series (available upon request).

  • "Hospital Information Systems and DRG Reimbursement: The Adaptation of Large Transaction Processing Systems to Radical Rule Changes", Information and Management, Vol. 20, No. 3, 1991, pp. 227-234.

  • "Payment Changes Require Integrating Records", Healthcare Financial Management, Vol. 44, No. 6, June 1990, pp. 52-60.

  • "Assessment of Regression Based Disclosure Risk in Statistical Databases", Journal of Official Statistics. Vol. 5, No. 1, 1989, pp. 57-67.

  • Ronen, B., Palley, M.A., and Lucas, H.C., "Spreadsheet Analysis and Design" Communications of the ACM, Vol. 32, No. 1, January 1989, pp. 84-93.

  • Ronen, B. and Palley, M.A., "A Topology of Financial versus Manufacturing Management Information Systems", Human Systems Management. Vol. 7, No. 4, 1988, pp. 291-298.

  • Palley, M.A. and Simonoff, J., "The Use of Regression Methodology for the Compromise of Confidential Information in Statistical Databases", ACM Transactions on Database Systems. Vol. 12, No. 4, December 1987, pp. 593-608.

  • Lucas, H.C., and Palley, M.A. "Senior Management, The Locus of Decision Making, and the Information Services Department", Journal of Management Information Systems. Vol. 3, No. 3, Winter 1986-87, pp. 34-48.

Conference Proceedings (Refereed)

  • Ferns, W.J., and Palley, M.A., "Information Technology, Diffusion, and the Human Services Industry", Proceedings of the Inaugural Americas Conference on Information Systems, Association for Information Systems, 1995, pp. 249-251.

  • Palley, M.A. and Simonoff, J., "Regression Methodology Based Disclosure of a Statistical Database" appearing jointly in Statistics of Income and Related Record Research: 1986-87. Washington, D.C.: Internal Revenue Service; and ASA 1986 Proceedings of the Section on Survey Research Methods. Washington, D.C.: American Statistical Association, pp. 382-387.

  • "Security of Statistical Databases Compromise through Attribute Correlational Modeling", Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Engineering. Washington, D.C. IEEE Computer Society, 1986, pp. 67-74.

Other Publications

  • "Diagnosis Related Group Reimbursement and Healthcare Information Systems: A Statewide Survey" HFMA Newscast, Vol. 28, No. 3, November 1994, pp. 26-28. [circulation 2,000 in NY Metropolitan Area]

  • "Management Tutorial: User Interface: Look and Feel: Productivity and Clarity in Software Design", Corporate Computing, Vol. 1, No. 2, August 1992, pp. 173-176. [practitioner journal with audited circulation of 155,000]

  • Dissertation: "Security of Statistical Databases: Invasion of Privacy through Attribute Correlational Modeling".

Professional Honors

  • Recipient of Zicklin School of Business Teaching Excellence Award
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business School Honor Society,
    (inducted upon completion of PhD, Stern School of Business, NYU)

Professional Activities

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  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Business Information Systems
  • Reviewer, Management Information Systems Quarterly
  • Reviewer, Journal of Strategic Information Systems
  • Associate Editor, MIS Quarterly, Special Issue on Pedagogy
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Charter Member, Association for Information Systems
  • Member, INFORMS College on Information Systems

Industry Exposure

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  • Information Systems Management Consultant - Private Practice
  • Corporate Training - Client list includes Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Prudential, and Verizon Wireless.
  • Staff Auditor - Strawbridge & Clothier, Philadelphia, Pa.