Andrew Burton-Jones named Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Posted by: Brook Pritchett
Dr. Andrew Burton-Jones has been appointed as the next Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly effective January 1, 2021.
Burton-Jones is Professor of Business Information Systems at the UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia. He has a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours and Masters of Information Systems from the University of Queensland and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University. After graduating with his Ph.D., he began his academic career at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.
His research focuses on how individuals and organizations can use information systems more effectively, how to improve methods for systems analysis and design, and how to improve theories and methods used in the Information Systems discipline. Recently, much of his work has focused on the digital transformation of the healthcare sector. He has received several awards for his research, teaching, and service, including the MISQ Best Paper Award, a Killam Teaching Prize at the University of British Columbia, and most recently was named an AIS Fellow. Prior to his academic career, he was a senior consultant for one of the big-4 accounting/ consulting firm.
Burton-Jones has served on the MISQ Editorial Board as an Associate Editor from 2009–2012 and as Senior Editor since 2013.
“MISQ stands at the centre of the institutional structure of our field. It is a shining light we look to for direction, inspiration, and identity,” said Burton-Jones. “As incoming EIC, I will see my role, and the role of the editorial team, as institutional custodians responsible for nurturing and advancing our field’s top scholarship. I am in awe of everything our past EICs have done and I look forward to working with our outstanding MISQ Board to do everything we can to help our amazing field.”
Burton-Jones replaces Professor Arun Rai as Editor-in-Chief and they will be working together to achieve a smooth transition.