Sonia Gantman

  • Senior Lecturer, Accounting
  • Senior Lecturer, Bentley University
  • PhD Bentley University
  • M.S. Bentley College
  • B.A. Tel Aviv University

Teaching Interests

Accounting Information Systems; Data Analytics; Introductory accounting; Databases

Research Interests

Accounting Information Systems; Technology adoption in organizations; Communication and control in IT projects; IT Outsourcing; AIS education

Consulting/Practice Interests

Business Processes analysis and re-engineering

Bio

Bentley University is a very special place for Dr. Sonia Gantman who earned both her Master and Doctorate degrees here. After completing her PhD, Gantman served at Providence College in RI, and left it in 2019 in the rank of Associate Professor in order to return to Bentley as a faculty member.

Professional Memberships

  • AIS Educators Association 2012 - Present
  • American Accounting Association 2010 - Present
  • Association of Information Systems 2007 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2018, Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar Fellowship, Providence College
  • 2018, Jack and Maye Stewart Student Project Competition Award, AIS Educator’s Conference
  • 2017, Business Education Innovation Fellowship, Providence College School of Business
  • 2017, AIS Best Research Paper Award, AIS Educator Conference
  • 2015, Business Education Innovation Fellowship, Providence College School of Business
  • 2013, New Faculty Consortium Fellowship, American Accounting Association
  • 2012, Best Reviewer Award, AIS Educator Conference
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Gantman, S., Metzger, L. (2021). Vendors Master Data Cleaning - a Project for Accounting Class. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. (Link)
  • Ikemoto, M. N., Chaves, M. S., Gantman, S., Segger Macri Russo, . (2020). SM4PM: A Prescriptive Framework for Guiding Integrated Use of Social Media in Project Management. International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, (19) 4 330–364.
  • Gantman, S., Fedorowicz, J. (2020). Determinants and Success Factors of IT Outsourcing in the Public Sector . Communications of the Association of Information Systems, (47) 1 14.
  • Ikemoto, M. N., Gantman, S., Silveira Chaves, M. (2017). Use of Social Media in IT Project Management: a Literature Review Based on Hermeneutics and a Research Agenda. Iberoamerican Journal of Project Management, (8) 1 87--107. (Link)
  • Gantman, S. (2017). Introducing Students to Understanding Business Processes and Identifying Data Sources. AIS Educator Journal, (12) 1 20--24. (Link)
  • Gantman, S., Fedorowicz, J. (2016). Communication and Control in Outsourced IS Development Projects: Mapping to COBIT Domains. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, (21) 63--83. (Link)
  • Fedorowicz, J., Sawyer, S., Williams, C. B., Markus, M., Dias, M., Tyworth, M., Gantman, S., Jacobson, D., Tomasino, A., Schrier, R. (2014). Design Observations for Interagency Collaboration. Government Information Quarterly, (31) 2 302--316. (Link)
  • Gantman, S. (2011). IT Outsourcing in the Public Sector: A Literature Analysis. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, (14) 2 48--83.
  • Fedorowicz, J., Gantman, S., Golibersuch, A. (2010). Gender Differences in Teenagers’ Elective Use of Computer Technology. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, (27) 1 3.
  • Jacobson, D., Pehlivan, E., Gantman, S., Wong, W. (2009). Combining Web Mining Techniques and Structural Equations Modeling for Measuring E-commerce Perceptions. Case Studies In Business, Industry And Government Statistics, (2) 2 99--108. (Link)
  • Williams, C. B., Dias, M., Fedorowicz, J., Jacobson, D., Gantman, S., Sawyer, S., Tyworth, M. (2009). The Formation of Inter-Organizational Information Sharing Networks in Public Safety: Cartographic Insights on Rational Choice and Institutional Explanations. Information Polity, (14) 1, 2 13--29. (Link)

    Book Chapters


  • Gantman, S. (2017). IT Outsourcing in the Public Sector: a Literature Analysis In Palvia, Shailendra; Palvia, Prashant, (Eds.) Global Sourcing of Services: Strategies, Issues and Challenges. 83-134. World Scientific Publishing Company (Link)

  • Conference Proceedings


  • Gantman, S.Zinoviev, D. (2017). Conceptual Structure of Fraud Research and its Dynamics Associaton of Information Systems, (Americas' Conference of Information Systems) 23 4.
  • Gantman, S.Fedorowicz, J. (2016). Contractual Specification of Communication Tools in Outsourced ISD Projects Springer, (EuroSymposium on Systems Analysis and Design) 264 3--17. (Link)
  • Gantman, S.Fedorowicz, J. (2014). Communication Tools and Project Success in Complex Outsourced IT Projects Association of Information Systems, (European Conference on Information Systems) 22 (Link)
  • Gantman, S.Fedorowicz, J. (2011). The Role of Boundary Spanning in Outsourced IS Development Projects Association of Information Systems, (International Research Workshop on IT Project Management (IRWITPM)) 6 41-55. (Link)
  • Gantman, S. (2011). Boundary Objects and Internal Control in Outsourced ISD Projects: Results of a Pilot Study , (Americas' Conference of Information Systems (AMCIS)) 17 (Link)
  • Gantman, S. (2010). Knowledge exchange in outsourced ISD projects: the boundary spanning approach , (Mediterranean Conference of Information Systems (MCIS)) 5 (Link)

  • Conference Papers


  • Gantman, S., Fedorowicz, J. (2014). Advanced communication tools and project success in complex outsourced it projects.Association of Information Systems, European Conference on Information Systems. 22 (Link)
  • Fedorowicz, J., Sawyer, S., Williams, C. B., Markus, M., Tyworth, M., Jacobson, D., Gantman, S., Dias, M., Tomasino, A. (2011). Design Observations Regarding Pulbic Safety networks. Digital Governance Institute, International Conference of Digital Governance Reserach (Dg.O).. 12 272–281. (Link)
  • Gantman, S., Fedorowicz, J. (2010). IT Outsourcing in Interagency Collaborations: Lessons from Public Safety NetworksDigital Governance Institute, International Conference of Digital Governance Research (DG.O). 235–236. (Link)
  • Gantman, S. (2009). Internal and External Boundary Spanning in Outsourced IS Development Projects: Opening the Black BoxAssociation of Information Systems, AMCIS 2009 Doctoral Consortium. 4. (Link)
  • Williams, C. B., Markus, M., Tyworth, M., Sawyer, S., Dias, M., Gantman, S., Fedorowicz, J., Jacobson, D. (2008). Mapping theory to practice: a cartographic analysis of public safety networksDigital Government Society of North America, International conference on Digital government research (DG.O). 171--180. (Link)
  • Gantman, S., Fedorowicz, J. (2008). Teenagers' Elective Use of Computer Technology in Middle and High Schools: The Role of GenderAssociation of Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). 14 (Link)
  • Gantman, S. (2008). Differences between public and private IT outsourcing: common themes in the literatureDigital Government Society of North America, International conference on Digital government research (DG.O). 337--346. (Link)

  • Other(s)


  • Gantman, S. (2012). Three Interdisciplinary Studies on IT OutsourcingBentley University. 232 p.
  • Presentations

  • Metzger, L., Gantman, S. (2019). “Data Cleansing Project for Accounting Class” Presented at the AIS Educators Association AIS Educator conference Denver, CO
  • Gantman, S., Zinoviev, D. (2018). “Conceptual Structure of Fraud Research and its Dynamics” Presented at the Bentley University Accounting Deparment SAC Waltham, MA
  • Gantman, S. (2018). “What I learned from my students' experiential learning” Presented at the Providence College Center of Teaching Excellence Engaged learning workshop Providence, RI
  • Gantman, S., Zinoviev, D. (2017). “Network Theoretical Analysis of Fraud Research landscape” Presented at the Suffolk University Business School Research Seminar Boston, MA
  • Gantman, S. (2017). “The Role of AIS Class and Experiential Learning in Preparing Students to the Audit Class and to the Job Market” Presented at the AIS Educators Association AIS Educators conference Colorado Springs, CO
  • Gantman, S. (2017). “What I learned from my students’ experiential learning” Presented at the RI Association of Accounting Professors (RIAAP) RIAAP conference Warwick, RI
  • Gantman, S. (2017). “Network Theoretical Analysis of Fraud Research landscape” Presented at the Providence College School of Business Department Research Presentation Providence, RI
  • Gantman, S. (2016). “The use of Advanced Communication Tools in Complex Outsourced IT Projects” Presented at the Academic College Ono International research seminar Israel
  • Gantman, S., Ikemoto, M. N., Silveira Chaves, M. (2016). “Use of Social Media in IT Project Management: a Literature Review” Presented at the the Brazilian Academy of Management EnANPAD San Paolo, Brazil
  • Gantman, S. (2016). “Using ATM as an example of internal control in accounting classes” Presented at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Northeastern Region meeting Quincy, MA
  • Gantman, S. (2015). “Using Amazon to introduce the concept of business process in class” Presented at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Northeastern Region meeting Providence, RI
  • Gantman, S., Fedorowicz, J. (2015). “Communication and Control in Outsourced IS Development Projects” Presented at the University of Central Florida International Symposium on Accounting Information System Orlando, FL
  • Gantman, S. (2015). “Using Amazon to Introduce the Concept of Business Process in AIS Class” Presented at the AIS Educators Association AIS Educators Conference Colorado Springs, CO
  • Gantman, S., Fedorowicz, J. (2015). “ommunication and Control in Outsourced IS Development Projects: Mapping to COBIT Domains” Presented at the American Accounting Association (AAA) AIS Midyear Meeting Charleston, SC
  • Gantman, S., Fedorowicz, J. (2014). “Advanced communication tools and project success in complex outsourced IT projects” Presented at the University of Haifa Research Seminar Israel
  • Gantman, S. (2012). “Communication and Internal Control in Outsourced IS Development Projects” Presented at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Northeastern Region Meeting Providence, RI
  • Gantman, S. (2010). “Client's Boundary Spanning Capability as an Antecedent of Relationship Quality in Outsourced ISD Projects” Presented at the Bentley University CIS/IPM Seminar Waltham, MA
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Task Force Chair for AC115 Asynch Module development 2022 - Present
  • Other for GB112 coordinated 2021 - Present
  • Task Force Member for AC310 redesign 2021 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Assurance of Learning Coordinator 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for GB112 & 212 Steering Commitee 2021 - Present
  • Task Force Member for MSA+A course revision task force 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for Audit/AIS Curriculum Committee 2019 - Present
  • University Service


  • Mentor (Faculty) for SAP Graduate Case Competition 2021 - 2021
  • Mentor (Faculty) for PwC Challenge 2021 - 2021
  • Mentor (Faculty) for PwC Challenge 2020 - 2020
  • Mentor (Faculty) for PwC Challenge 2019 - 2019
  • Professional Service


  • Officer, Secretary for AIS Educators Association 2021 - Present
  • Editorial Review Board Member for AIS Educator Journal 2014 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for AIS Educator Journal 2014 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for American Accounting Association AIS Midyear Meeting 2014 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for American Accounting Association New England Regional Meeting 2014 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Communications of AIS Journal 2014 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS) 2014 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journal of Strategic Information Systems 2014 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for AIS Educator conference 2012 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Information Systems Management Journal 2012 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for Americas Information Systems Conference (AMCIS) 2010 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS) 2010 - Present
  • Officer, Vice President for Accounting Systems Special Interest Group (SIGASYS) of Association of Information Systems 2013 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Master Thesis 2017 - 2017
  • Invited Lecture/Presentation for Publication Workshop for Master and PhD Students in PUCRS (Porto Alegre, Brazil) - 2017
  • Committee Member for Knowledge Management Conference (ISEG) - 2016
  • Conference/Workshop Track Chair for Americas Information Systems Conference (AMCIS) 2011 - 2015
  • Committee Member for Projects Day in Ben Gurion University of the Negev - 2014
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for ISCRAM (Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) Conference - 2008