Lorin Hitt is the Zhang Jindong Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton School. His central research focus is on the relationship between information technology and productivity, and the factors that affect the value of IT investments.
Hitt has earned many teaching honors, including the Wharton Excellence in Teaching Award for the Undergraduate Division for many years, the Wharton Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching, the David Hauck Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. He consults and conducts research into the design of IT outsourcing agreements, methods for evaluating IT investments, and other questions at the intersection of information systems, economics and econometrics.
He occasionally serves as an expert witness for information technology and consumer-related litigation (intellectual property, consumer behavior in computers and consumer electronics industries, enterprise software, and software project problems). Hitt earned a PhD in Management from MIT, as well as an MS and ScB in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.