Edward Garrity

Professor, Marketing & Information Systems

Ph.D. University at Buffalo, New York School
M.B.A. University at Buffalo, New York School
B.A. University of New York at Plattsburgh

CT 501

Edward J. Garrity is Professor in the Marketing & Information Systems department in the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius University in Buffalo, New York. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Systems (Information Systems) and an MBA from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and a BA in Environmental Science from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh. 
Dr. Garrity has taught data management for over 25 years and his current teaching incorporates data analytics using Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) and MS Excel Power Pivot.
Dr. Garrity’s teaching centers on management information systems, the strategic use of technology to help organizations to effectively enhance and deliver their strategic goals, deliver products and services efficiently and to help deliver broader societal goals related to environmental sustainability and social justice. 
He has published research in Datamation, DATA BASE, Decision Support Systems, Encyclopedia of Computer Science, Encyclopedia of Information Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, Heuristics, Information Resources Management Journal, the Journal of Management Information Systems, the Journal of Management Systems, The Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, the International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Sustainability (MDPI), Systems (MDPI) and several book chapters. He has also co-authored a book of readings entitled “Information Systems Success Measurement,” published by Idea Group Publishing. His current research interests are sustainability, system dynamics and systems thinking, climate change, system resilience, and information systems success measurement.


  • Wehle School of Business Research Award (twice)
  • Canisius Faculty Fellowship Research Grant


Garrity, E.J. Using Systems Thinking to Understand and Enlarge Mental Models: Helping the Transition to a Sustainable World. Systems, 2018, 6, 16.
Moon, J., Hossain, D., Jo, S., Sanders, G.L., Garrity, E.J. Player Commitment to Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG): An Integrated Model. International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Summer 2013, 17, 4, 7-38.
Garrity E.J. Tragedy of the Commons, Business Growth and the Fundamental Sustainability Problem. Sustainability. 2012; 4(10), 2443-2471.
Garrity E.J. System Dynamics Modeling of Individual Transferable Quota Fisheries and Suggestions for Rebuilding Stocks. Sustainability. 2011; 3(1):184-215.
Garrity, E.J., Glassberg, B., Kim, Y.J., Sanders, G.L., and Shin, S.K., “An Experimental Investigation of Web-based Information Systems Success in the Context of Electronic Commerce,” Decision Support Systems, Vol 39, 3, May 2005, 485-503.