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. He is also an Agile software development coach.

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, Portico Consulting Group, which specializes in providing services to college and university information technology teams. His main teaching areas include management information systems, data analytics, 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


  • 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)
  • Introduction to Data Analytics (BUS 201)
  • Quantitative Analysis (BUS 206)
  • Data Communications, Networking, and Security (BUS 307)
  • Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence (BUS 308)
  • Project Management (BUS 337)
  • Data Analytics Capstone (BUS 395)
  • Computer Science Capstone (co-instructor) (CSC 400)
  • Data Analytics: Tools & Concepts (DAN 601)
  • Structured Data Analysis Using SAS (DAN 603)
  • Database and Data Warehouse Concepts (DAN 604)
  • Major Field Project/Capstone in Data Analytics (DAN 620)
  • Numerous Directed Studies and Independent Research projects
    • Past student research areas include: biometrics, technology and pedagogy, botnet propagation models