Detmar W. Straub appointed Lenfest Distinguished Visiting Professor and IBIT Senior Research Fellow

Detmar StraubDetmar W. Straub, Ph.D. has been appointed as the “Lenfest Distinguished Visiting Professor and Institute for Business and Information (IBIT) Senior Research Fellow” at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Professor Straub is the first appointee in the prestigious ‘Distinguished Visiting Professor’ series, which recognizes internationally renowned scholars and engages them with the Fox School. As part of his appointment, Professor Straub will be spending several days every year interacting and working on research projects with Fox faculty and PhD students, offering PhD seminars on research methods, and presenting research projects in the School’s colloquium series. He will also consult the school on various administrative and research issues based on his capacity as the Director of Research and Doctoral Programs at Georgia State University and the Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious journal MIS Quarterly. Professor Straub will be visiting Fox on September 24, 2010 for a colloquium presentation at the Management Information Systems (MIS) department, followed by an induction ceremony.

Straub said: “I am honored to be appointed the Lenfess Distinguished Visiting Professor and IBIT Senior Research Fellow at the Fox School at Temple University.  This is an exciting opportunity for me to work with Fox faculty and doctoral students on an intensive and ongoing basis.  I very much anticipate that in this collaboration, we will make ground-breaking discoveries in information systems and their impacts on businesses.”  “We are fortunate to have Professor Detmar Straub, one of the most widely-recognized MIS researcher as our Distinguished Visiting Professor” said M. Moshe Porat, Dean of the Fox School.


A Regent’s Professor of the University System of Georgia and the J. Mack Robinson Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at Georgia State University, Detmar has conducted research in the areas of Net-enhanced organizations (e-Commerce), information security, technological innovation, IS methodological issues, and international IT studies. He holds a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) in MIS from Indiana and a PhD in English from Penn State. He has published 165 plus papers in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Journal of MIS, Journal of AIS, Information & Management, Communications of the AIS, IEEE [PAP] Transactions on Engineering Management, Communications of the ACM, OMEGA, Academy of Management Executive, and Sloan Management Review.  Detmar is the Editor-in-Chief of MIS  Quarterly, with a term ending in January of 2012. Previously he has served as Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of the AIS (JAIS) and DATA BASE. He was also Co-Editor of DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems. Previously, he was Associate Editor for Management Science as well on the editorial board member for a host of other journals. His consultancies with industry have been in the areas of information security, e-Commerce, and technological innovation.

Detmar serves as Director of Research and Doctoral Programs in the Robinson College of Business. He is former VP of Publications for the Association for Information Systems. He was appointed an AIS Fellow in 2005. He is the 2008 winner of the Alumni Distinguished Professor Award at Georgia State  University, given annually for high achievement in research, teaching and service in a faculty of 1,050 persons.