Dr. Cheri Speier-Pero

Cheri  Speier-Pero
  • Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Established through a gift from Ernst & Young
  • Accounting and Information Systems


Dr. Cheri Speier-Pero is the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, faculty director of the MS in Business Analytics program, and interim chairperson of the Department of Supply Chain Management in the Eli Broad College of Business. She joined the Broad College faculty in 1998, and has since served as associate dean for MBA/MS Programs, led executive development courses, and served on many different committees at the university, college- and department-levels.

Speier-Pero’s research interests include effective decision making in technology supported work environments, individual acceptance and use of technology, and the effective use of information technology to support supply chain relationships. Her work has appeared in several leading academic journals, including MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Operations Management, among others. Additionally, Speier-Pero currently serves as the co-editor of the Decision Sciences Journal.  Dr. Speier-Pero has been a member of research teams receiving funding from the National Science Foundation (online learning) and the Department of Homeland Security (supply chain and information technology initiatives to protect the food supply).  She has also received research grants from IBM and Dow Chemical to extend the Homeland Security grant into other industries. 

In recognition of her teaching and research, Dr. Speier-Pero earned the Broad College of Business Withrow Award, MSU University-wide Teacher Scholar Award, the IBM Faculty Award, and the MSU Department of Accounting and Department of Accounting Research Awards. She earned her bachelor’s and Ph.D. from Indiana University, and her master’s in Management Information Systems from Northern Illinois University.