Michael J. Sale


Dr. Michael Salé came to Stonehill College in 2007 as a part-time faculty member and was appointed to the full-time faculty in 2014.  He brings with him vast experience in information technology management/consulting and multiple successes in helping organizations leverage IT systems to meet their strategic goals.

Dr. Salé began his career as a Senior Project Manager in the higher education software industry where he led the implementation of enterprise-level administrative software at hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and overseas.  He also owns his own consulting firm, which specializes in providing services to college and university information technology teams.  His main teaching areas include business and operations management, IT management, and software engineering.

Research Interests

Dr. Salé’s major research interest is in legacy software maintenance practices.  He also has publications in the following areas:

  • information technology auditing in higher education
  • big data/machine learning algorithms
  • the use of Agile software engineering practices in dissertation research and teaching
  • Agile and Scrum software engineering

Professional Memberships

Personal & Spiritual

Dr. Salé is originally from the Boston area and currently resides on the South Shore.  He lives at home with his White Capped Pionus Parrot named Coco.  He is active in campus ministry here at Stonehill and leads a student Bible study group each semester.  You will usually find him at the Chapel of Mary during Sunday morning worship.  In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, reading, British cars, and spin classes.


  • Doctor of Professional Studies in Computing, Pace University, NY
  • Master of Science in Management, Bridgewater State College, MA
  • Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems, Bridgewater State College, MA

Courses Taught

  • First Year Business Experience (BUS 101)
  • Quantitative Analysis (BUS 206)
  • Data Communications, Networking, and Security (BUS 307)
  • Decision Support Systems, Tools, and Operations Management (BUS 308)
  • Project Management (BUS 337)
  • Numerous Directed Studies and Independent Research projects
    • Past student research areas include: biometrics, technology and pedagogy, botnet propagation models
  • Computer Science Capstone (co-instructor) (CSC 400)