Our faculty are leaders in their fields whether it is healthcare and humanitarian operations or analytics-driven decision-making or IT systems design and adoption. Because our faculty work tirelessly to contribute to their fields as researchers, authors, editors, and reviewers, they have earned multiple awards from the university and from professional organizations. Two of our faculty members, Gil Souza and Hillol Bala, have received the Citation of Excellence Award (2016) from Emerald Group Publishing for their highly cited papers that are relevant and thought-provoking. Two of our faculty members, Alfonso Pedraza-Martinez and Lucy Yan, co-authored a paper and received Runners-up Best Paper Award at the Production and Operations Management (2016). Antino Kim’s paper was runner-up for the Best Conference Paper Award at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (2015). For his outstanding contributions to the information systems discipline, Alan Dennis was honored as an AIS Fellow (2012).

Recently, Jingjing Zhang’s research on recommendation systems, George Ball’s research on product recall, and Asa Palley’s research on wisdom of the crowds was mentioned in the popular press.

Textbooks written by our faculty are widely used by business schools across the country. Alan Dennis has also co-authored several textbooks for courses on various topics within the field of information systems including Systems Analysis & Design: An Object-Oriented Approach to UML and Business Data Communications and Networking. Ramesh Venkataraman also has a popular textbook for data management courses entitled Modern Database Management, currently in its 12th edition. Gil Souza has co-authored a supply chain book titled Closed-Loop Supply Chains: New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices.

More details on research in our three focus areas is available here: 

My research examines how technology transforms social relationships into social values, thus enabling nonprofits, individuals, and other stakeholders to both disseminate charitable information as well as perform prosocial behavior both online and offline.

Jane Tan, Assistant Professor