Joey F. George is professor and Thomas L. Williams Jr. Eminent Scholar in Information Systems in the College of Business at Florida State University. Dr. George earned his bachelor’s degree at Stanford University in 1979 and his Ph.D. in management at the University of California at Irvine in 1986. He was previously the Edward G. Schlieder Chair of Information Systems in the E. J. Ourso College of Business Administration at Louisiana State University. He also served at Florida State University as chair of the Department of Information and Management Sciences from 1995 to 1998.
Dr. George has published many articles in such journals as Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM, MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, and Communication Research. His research interests focus on the use of information systems in the workplace, including computer-based monitoring, computer-mediated deceptive communication, and group support systems.
Dr. George, along with Joseph Valacich and Jeffrey Hoffer, is coauthor of the textbooks Modern Systems Analysis and Design, fifth edition, published in 2007 by Prentice Hall, and Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, third, copyright 2006 by Prentice Hall. He is also the editor of Computers and Society: Privacy, Ethics, and the Internet, copyright 2004 by Prentice Hall. Dr. George is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Communications of the AIS. In the past, he has served as a senior editor and an associate editor for the journal MIS Quarterly and an associate editor for the journal Information Systems Research. He has also served on various other journal editorial boards. Dr. George was the conference co-chair for the 2001ICIS, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, and he was the co-chair of the doctoral consortium for the 2003 ICIS, held in Seattle, Washington.
Dinesh Batra is professor at the Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems in the College of Business Administration at the Florida International University. He earned his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology at Delhi in 1979, MBA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1985, and Ph.D. from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1989. After his bachelor’s degree and during the period 1979-1983, he worked for four years in a consulting company conducting process and design of large engineering projects.
Dr. Batra has published over 25 articles in such journals as Management Science, Communication of the ACM, Journal of MIS, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Data Base, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Database Management, Communications of the AIS, Decision Support Systems, Computers and OR, and Information & Management. His research interests focus on usability issues in systems and database analysis and design. He has served as an associate editor in the journal Data Base, and is in the editorial board of the Journal of Database Management, and Information Systems Management. He has also served as the Director of the MS in MIS program at the Florida International University. He is currently the President of the AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis & Design (SIGSAND).
Joseph S. Valacich, The George and Carolyn Hubman Distinguished Professor in MIS and the inaugural Marian E. Smith Presidential Endowed Chair, joined the faculty at Washington State University in 1996. He was previously an Associate Professor with tenure (early) at Indiana University, Bloomington, and was named the Sanjay Subhedar Faculty Fellow. He has had visiting faculty appointments at the University of Arizona, City University of Hong Kong, Buskerud College (Norway), Riga Technical University (Latvia), and the Helsinki School of Economics and Business. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Arizona (MIS), and the M.B.A. and B.S. (computer science) degrees from the University of Montana. His teaching interests include systems analysis and design, collaborative computing, project management, and management of information systems. Professor Valacich served on the national task forces to design IS '97 and 2002: The Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems as well as MSIS 2000 and 2006: The Master of Science in Information Systems Model Curriculum. He also served on the Executive Committee, funded by the National Science Foundation, to define the IS Program Accreditation Standards and on the Board of Directors for CSAB (formally, the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board), representing the Association for Information Systems (AIS). He was the general conference co-chair for the 2003 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Seattle and was the vice-chair of ICIS 1999 in Charlotte, NC.
Jeffrey A. Hoffer is the Sherman-Standard Register Professor of Data Management in the Department of MIS, Operations Management, and Decision Sciences in the School of Business Administration at the University of Dayton. He also taught at Indiana University and Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hoffer earned his A.B. from Miami University in 1969 and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1975.
Dr. Hoffer has published four other college textbooks: Modern Systems Analysis and Design, fifth edition, with Joey George and Joseph Valacich; Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, third edition, with Joseph Valacich and Joey George; Modern Database Design, eighth edition, with Mary Prescott and Fred McFadden; and Information Technology for Managers: What Managers Need to Know, fourth edition, with Carol Brown, Daniel DeHayes, E. Wainright Martin, and William Perkins, all published by Prentice Hall. His research articles have appeared in numerous journals, including MIS Quarterly Executive, Journal of Database Management, Small Group Research, Communications of the ACM, and Sloan Management Review. He has received research and equipment grants from IBM Corporation, U.S. Department of the Navy, and NCR Teradata division.
Dr. Hoffer is cofounder of the International Conference on Information Systems and the Association for Information Systems. He has served as a guest lecturer at Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, and the Helsinki School of Economics and Business in Mikkeli, Finland. Dr. Hoffer is currently an associate director of the Teradata University Network