About the Authors
Dr. Christoph Schneider is the MBA Associate Director and an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems at City University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Washington State University. His teaching interests include the management of information systems and Web design. Dr. Schneider is an active researcher. His primary research interests include human-computer interaction, electronic commerce, and computer-mediated collaboration. His research has appeared in peer reviewed journals including Information Systems Research, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Management Science, and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. He is a co-author of the leading textbook Information Systems Today, published by Pearson. Dr. Schneider serves as a Senior Editor at Information Systems Journal and as a member of the international steering committee for the International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD). Dr. Schneider is an active paddler in the Dragon Boat Team Loreley Hong Kong and has competed in races in Hong Kong and across mainland China.
Dr. Mark A. Fuller is the Vice Chancellor for Advancement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In this role he has overall responsibility for managing interactions with over 270,000 alumni world-wide, including marketing and communications, engagement activities, and fundraising. From 2009-2018, he was the Thomas O’Brien Endowed Chair and served as Dean of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Fuller received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. His academic and research interests focus on virtual teamwork, technology supported learning, and trust and efficacy in technology-mediated environments.
Dr. Joseph (Joe) S. Valacich is the Eller Professor of MIS within the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. He is also the Co‑Founder, Chairman, and Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Neuro-ID, Inc., which provides prescriptive analytics solutions to the risk industry. He received a Ph.D. in MIS from the University of Arizona, and M.B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Montana where he ran track. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Valacich worked in the software industry in Seattle, in both large and start-up organizations. His primary research interests include deception detection, human-computer interaction, data visualization, cyber security, and e-business. Dr. Valacich is a prolific scholar. He has published more than 200 articles in numerous prestigious journals including among others: Academy of Management Journal, Communications of the ACM, Decision Sciences, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of the AIS, Journal of MIS, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Dr. Valacich has served on various national task forces designing model curricula for the information systems discipline, including IS ’97, IS 2002, and IS 2010: The Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems, where he was Co-Chairperson. Dr. Valacich has been presented numerous teaching, service, and research awards. In 2009, Dr. Valacich was named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (2009).
Dr. Joey F. George is the Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Information Systems, and the John D. DeVries Endowed Chair in Business in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. Dr. George received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of California at Irvine. At the time, he owned one of the original IBM PCs on which he typed his dissertation. His research interests focus on deceptive computer-mediated communication, computer-based monitoring, and group support systems. He was the editor-in-chief of Communications of the Association for Information Systems from 2006-2009. He has served on the editorial boards of MIS Quarterly, and Information Systems Research. He is currently on the board of the Journal of MIS. Dr. George has chaired 28 doctoral committees. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He is a co‑author of two best-selling textbooks on systems analysis & design, published by Pearson. He is a past president of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). In 2008, he was named a Fellow of AIS. In 2014, he was awarded the AIS LEO Lifetime Achievement Award.