|I am the Thome Professor in Business, Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA), and Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. I received my PhD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech – Go Hokies!). Before pursuing my PhD I worked in industry for 10 years as a software engineer, IT consultant, and director of operations for a real estate investment company. My research interests include business analytics, decision support, big data, IT outsourcing, supply chain analytics and knowledge management. Click here to go to my COB directory page.
I am a past-president of the Midwest chapter of the Association for Information Systems (MWAIS).
I was awarded the MBA Executive Advisory Council Teaching Excellence Award in 2018.
My paper “Supply Chain Disruption Propagation: A Systemic Risk and Normal Accident Theory Perspective,” with Jen Blackhurst was the highest cited paper in 2018 in the International Journal of Production Research, and as the journal has turned 60 years old, the paper is listed among all the articles to be cited 60 times or more.
My article ‘The amorphous nature of agile: no one size fits all‘ with Joey George, Tony Townsend, and Brian Mennecke, published in Journal of Systems and Information Technology has been selected by the editorial team as an Outstanding Paper in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards. Our article was chosen as a winner as it is one of the most exceptional pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2018.