Jama Summers received her Ph.D. in Business Administration (Information Systems) from the University of Oklahoma, an M.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a B.S. in MIS from Arkansas State University. Her research focuses on the interaction between large groups and technology, examining large group collaboration in contexts such as social media, online communities and crowdfunding platforms. Jama’s research has been published in MIS Quarterly, and she has presented her work at conferences such as the International Conference on Information SystemsAmericas Conference on Information Systems, and the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.  Prior to entering academia, Jama worked in the information technology industry as a Programmer/Analyst.