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Katrina Pugh, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Information & Knowledge Strategy (IKNS); President, AlignConsulting

Katrina Pugh has taught in the Information & Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) M.S. program at Columbia University since 2011. She was Academic Director for the program from 2012-2017. She teaches “Networked Work” and volunteers extensively in the work of students and alumni.

Kate is President of AlignConsulting, where she specializes in business planning and network strategy. She held leadership positions with Intel Corporation, JPMorgan, and Fidelity Investments. In addition to AlignConsulting, Kate consulted as part of EY, Monitor-Deloitte, Oliver Wyman, PwC, and Dialogos, Inc. Kate has worked in the international development, healthcare, energy, information technology, and financial services sectors.

Since 2012 Kate has designed and taught the IKNS course “Networked Work” (IKNS 5305, formerly “Networks and Collaboration”). She also designed and taught “Information and Knowledge in the 21st-Century Organization” 2011-2017.


  • PhD, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine
  • M.S./M.B.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.A., Williams College