About Sameer Verma


(415) 338-7016


Instructional Faculty, Special Programs


Dept of Information SystemsCollege of Business


Downtown Campus (DTC)


Office Hours: 

Tuesday: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm



At SF State Since:

AY 1999-2000


Sameer Verma, Ph.D. is professor and chair of Information Systems at San Francisco State University.

His research focuses on the diffusion and adoption of innovative technologies. He is currently working on several academic research projects which include the diffusion of open source software, sustainable IT in rural and remote environments, and the impact of offline networks. In addition to his academic work, Professor Verma has worked with companies in consulting capacity in the areas of content analysis, management and delivery.


Professor Verma has served on the Board of Directors of the Drupal Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of WiRED International. He also serves on the advisory boards of The Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB) at SF State, and some San Francisco Bay Area technology companies. He is also the founder of the Commons Initiative at SF State, the One Laptop per Child San Francisco community, the One Laptop per Child Jamaica community and an institutional partner at the Center of Excellence, University of the West Indies, Jamaica.

He still plays with Lego every chance he gets. He has much to learn from his two children.