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Ester Gonzalez

Doctorate in Information Systems

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Ester successfully defended her dissertation in July 2012 and was conferred December 2012. Her dissertation was completed under the supervision of Dr. Dorothy Leidner and is entitled, "Internal Social Media and its impact on Organizational Socialization and Commitment". She also received her M.S.I.S. from Baylor University. Before entering the doctoral program, Gonzalez taught at Southwest Texas Junior College, where she served on curriculum and project committees. In June 2011, Gonzalez visited Universidad de Sevilla in Sevilla, Spain, where she presented her most currect project to faculty and participated in meetings about upcoming projects. Her dissertation research focuses on the use of social networking technologies in organizations and its impact on socialization and commitment.


  • MS (Information Systems), Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 2008
  • BBA (Electronic Commerce), Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas, 1998
  • Associate of Arts (Computer Information Systems), Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde, Texas, 1996
  • Associate of Applied Science (Business Data Processing/Programming), Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde, Texas, 1992

Expected Graduation

Conferment December 2012

Dissertation Title

Internal Social Media's Impact on Socialization and Commitment


Dr. Dorothy E. Leidner

Research Interests

  • Social Media Technologies
  • Organizational Culture
  • Knowledge Management Systems
  • Crisis Management
  • Information Systems Strategies

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Cal State University, Fullerton

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