Guy Downs, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor; Program Coordinator Technology Management

Technology and Professional Services Management

202L Roosevelt Hall


[email protected]


  • BS, Eastern Michigan University, 1996
  • MA, English, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2001
  • MA, Economics, Eastern Michigan University, 2009
  • PhD, Technology Studies, Eastern Michigan University, 2017

Professional Summary

  • Assistant Professor, September 2010 - 2020
  • Associate Professor, September 2020 - present

Interests and Expertise

  • The ways technology is leveraged in both public and private sector organizations and how technological implementation changes organizational structure and culture.
  • How technology affects pedagogy in technology-related academic disciplines.

Courses Taught

  • TM 130
  • TM 212
  • TM 314W
  • TM 415
  • TM 510
  • CET 300W

Selected Publications

  • Downs, G., Becker, P. (2011). "What factors affect academic performance in an online Technology Management bachelors program?"." Published in the Proceedings of "PICMET 11: Technology Management in the Energy Smart World". Portland, Or.
  • Downs,G. McAllen, D. (2012) "The effect of intrinsic motivation on success in a technology management undergraduate program". Published in the proceedings of "PICMET 12: Technology Management for Emerging Technologies." Vancouver, BC.
  • McAllen, D., Downs,G., Ascani, H (2013). "The relationship between prior military education and academic performance in an online technology management undergraduate program." Published in the proceedings of "PICMET 13: Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services". San Jose, CA.
  • Downs, G., Alfawzan, L (2014). "Exploring the relationship between technological implementation and organizational structure". Accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Economics.
  • Downs, G., and McAllen, D. (2014). "Exploring the Relationship between Military Service and Performance in Online Classes." Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 17(4).
  • Downs, G and McAllen, D (2015). "How Much Do They Know? A Survey of the Foundational Knowledge of Incoming Technology Management Undergraduates". Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of "PICMET 15: Management of the Technology Age", Portland OR.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of PICMET, 2012–Present
  • Associate editor, economic development quarterly