Dr. Beena George Dr. Beena George Chief Innovation Officer
Cameron School of Business

Beena George serves as the Chief Innovation Officer at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas. She is a member of the Marketing & Management department of the school, and teaches courses on business strategy and sourcing management.  In recognition of her work in the area of clinical translation management, she has been appointed as an Associate Affiliate Member of the Houston Methodist Research Institute.

With her primary research focus on the outsourcing of business services, George has published several articles on the practice and teaching of outsourcing management and provides consulting services to the outsourcing community. Her current research in the area of sourcing management examines the governance of sourcing arrangements and the use of software tools in sourcing arrangements. George is also working on a stream of research focusing on ‘business model innovation’ at the ‘bottom of the economic pyramid’, and has recently published a case study and papers in this area.

In the area of scholarship of teaching and learning, George’s research publications and presentations have been in the areas of online learning and assurance of learning. She is actively involved in the accreditation efforts of the business school and the university. She has served on peer review teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges, one of the seven regional accrediting associations in the United States that grant institution-wide accreditation.

George’s course on Sourcing Management was awarded the Innovations in Information Systems Education award by the Association of Information Systems, the premier academic association in the information systems discipline; the course is also recognized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals as a bridge program for training for certification as a Certified Outsourcing Professional. George is the lead co-chair of the Tools & Technology Innovation chapter and a member of the leadership team of the Texas chapter of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals.  

Areas of Expertise
Outsourcing, Technology, Business Strategy, Management


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Business Administration-Management Information Systems - University of Houston (2006)
  • Bachelor of Science - Physics - University of Kerala, India (1983)
  • Post-Graduate Diplopma - Management Information Systems - Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta