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Sixteenth President of AIS: Joey George 

Joey F. George is the John D. DeVries Endowed Chair in Business at Iowa State University. During his presidency, Professor George focused his efforts on improving the agility and effectiveness of AIS Council in particular and AIS in general. When he took office, AIS was a maturing professional association, yet many of its practices and policies had not been formally captured. For some tasks, such as creating a new journal for AIS, no policies existed at all. In addition to focusing on the rationalization and formalization of organizational practices, Professor George also worked to make Council more agile. During his tenure, the size of Council was reduced by 4, from 22 to 18. He also promoted the creation and nurturing of AIS Student Chapters, work that had begun under his predecessors.

Before coming to Iowa State, he was the Thomas L. Williams Jr. Eminent Scholar in Information Systems at Florida State University for 12 years. Prior to that, he was the Edward G. Schlieder Chair in Information Systems at Louisiana State University; the Sprint Professor of Business at Florida State University; and an assistant professor of MIS at the University of Arizona. He twice held the University of Canterbury Visiting Erskine Fellowship, in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2008 and 2012, and he was a visiting professor at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration’s International MBA Program in Mikkeli, Finland, in 1999.

Professor George was editor-in-chief of the Communications of the AIS from 2006 through early 2009 and was previously a senior editor for both MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. He has also been a member of the editorial boards of several other journals.

He was the general co-chair of the 2001 International Conference on Information Systems in New Orleans and is the general chair of the 2012 ICIS held in Orlando. In 2003, he was the doctoral consortium co-chair for ICIS in Seattle. He served in many other roles in ICIS and in other MIS conferences, including program co-chair, with Len Jessup, for the 1997 AMCIS in Indianapolis.

His research interests include computer-mediated deceptive communication, technology support for collaboration, computer-based monitoring in the workplace, and systems analysis and design. He is the author of over 60 articles in referred journals, numerous book chapters and conference proceedings, and he has co-authored or edited several books. He chaired or co-chaired 27 doctoral dissertation committees. Professor George’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He has been an invited speaker at universities and conferences in Australia and New Zealand, Asia, South America, Europe and Africa.

In 2008, Professor George was named a fellow of AIS. Many of Professor George’s papers have received awards. He received four teaching awards while at Florida State. In 2002, he was named a member of the "Circle of Compadres” by the Ph.D. Project Information Systems Doctoral Student Association.

Professor George has been married for over 35 years and has two adult daughters. He enjoys hiking, travel, science fiction, and his beach house.

BA (English), 1979, Stanford University; MEd (English emphasis), 1980, Converse College; Ph.D. (Management) 1986, University of California Irvine.

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