Karen Sobel Lojeski, Founder
Virtual Distance Institute
Karen Sobel Lojeski, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Technology and Society in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and a Professor in the College of Business at Stony Brook University. She is also the founder of Virtual Distance International (VDI) and the Virtual Distance Institute, organizations that specialize in helping companies boost productivity and innovation among the virtual workforce.
Lojeski is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading experts on virtual teams, distributed work, and building competitive strategies to leverage the new world of work. She is the author of two books, Uniting the Virtual Workforce: Transforming Leadership and Innovation in the Globally Integrated Enterprise and Leading the Virtual Workforce: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations in the 21st Century, showcasing executives from Western Union, IBM, Merck, HP, AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, and Crayola.
Lojeski is the pioneer who discovered Virtual Distance, a measurable, digital age phenomenon that strongly impacts critical success factors. She is an award-winning researcher and highly sought after public speaker on leadership, innovation and virtual works.
Lojeski holds a Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology.
For more information on Virtual Distance Institute, visit www.virtualdistance.com.