Greg Anderson has been a Senior Consultant and Leadership Coach at MOR since 2009. Greg brings his broad experience in higher education IT and Libraries to MOR’s leadership, consulting, and data services foci. As an experienced professional with over 25 years of service at major institutions, Greg brings a blend of realistic, practical, and strategic perspectives to MOR program participants. Greg provides individual coaching for leadership development, and he has presented sessions on understanding culture, interpersonal communications, and building resilience in leaders.
Greg’s career was focused primarily at MIT and the University of Chicago. From 2006 – 2011, he served as a Senior Director at the University of Chicago, first as Senior Director for General Services and then as Senior Director for IT Planning. General Services was the set of client support and service management for IT offerings used by most of the campus. IT Planning focused on three areas: Organizational structure and development of core organizational processes, a focus on leadership and management development within the organization, and initiating planning for central IT support for research computing.
Prior to the University of Chicago, Greg was at MIT for 17 years, serving in three different capacities. He was the Associate Director for Systems and Planning in the MIT Libraries, 1989-1995. He led the implementation of a new library management system, and was the principal investigator for MIT Libraries’ participation in the TULIP project (making Elsevier journals available electronically) and the DARPA sponsored Computer Science Technical Reports project. Joining MIT Information Systems (IS) in 1995, Greg was the first Director of the IS Discovery Process focusing on the initial relationships, requirements, business goals and decisions that enabled client’s to begin an effective working relationship with the IT organization. In 2001, he was named Director of Client Support Services in IS. Among key accomplishments in that role was his leadership of MIT’s Help Desk benchmarking project with Stanford U. In addition, he was a member of the MIT cross-organizational team that led to the proposal for MIT’s Open Course Ware (OCW) initiative. Before MIT, he was head of the library systems office at the University of Georgia and before that had worked at the Library of Congress.
Professionally active, Greg has served as a faculty member for the Educause Management Institute faculty. He has participated in a number of leadership development programs; most notably, he was a member of the inaugural class for MIT’s Leader to Leader (L2L ) program. His continuing education includes the Sloan School of Management’s curriculum for Change in Complex Organizations. He has presented and written extensively, and he has authored and co-authored a number of articles. He was co-author of the Educause Review Article of the year in 2004 titled “Management by Fact”. Greg holds an MSLS Degree in Library Science from Catholic University, an MA in German from the University of Georgia, and a BA from Davidson College.