Dr. Munir Mandviwalla is Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He is also the Executive Director of the Institute for Business and Information Technology. Dr. Mandviwalla has published articles on collaborative systems, social media, virtual teams, software training, peer review, globalization, and universal access and use. His most recent work includes studies of design science, social media strategy, broadband policy, and industry academic collaboration. He is currently researching the use of Temple’s learning management system using complex adaptive systems theory and the information systems job market. His publications have appeared in Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Information Systems Research (ISR), ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction, Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), Information Systems Journal (ISJ), MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQE), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Small Group Research, Communications of the ACM(CACM), and Public Administration Review.
His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), SIM Advanced Practices Council, Lockheed Martin, Bell Atlantic, IBM, Microsoft Corporation, CIGNA Corporation, Advanta Corporation, Lotus Development Corporation, and Lilly Endowment, Inc. Mandviwalla has taught the capstone course for the BBA in MIS at the Fox School, and the introduction to information systems course for the Fox School’s MS Digital Innovation in Marketing, EMBA, and MBA programs. He has also taught executive education seminars on systems thinking for major firms such as NBCUniversal and QVC.
In 2000, IBM selected him for their Faculty Partnership Award in recognition for contributions to E-Business teaching and research. In 2002, The Claremont Graduate University recognized him with their Alumni Hall of Fameaward. He received the Association for Information Systems Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Systems Education in 2016. The students in the MS Digital Innovation in Marketing program selected him as Faculty of the Program in 2016.
Mandviwalla founded the Fox School’s MIS department in 2000 and led the department till 2017, including recruiting faculty and staff, building programs, forming partnerships that led to interdisciplinary programs in digital marketing and IT auditing and cyber-security. The MIS department is now recognized as one of the top programs in the world. US News and World Reports ranks the Fox School’s BBA in MIS in the top 15, and the Association for Information Systems (AIS) has ranked Fox MIS faculty number 1 in the world for research. Mandviwalla has also contributed to the discipline including leading the creation of AIS student chapters, first ever national analysis of jobs in information systems, and the AIS Leadership Excellence Award.
As executive director of the Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT), Mandviwalla leads a full service institute that engages with industry at multiple levels including research and human capital development, and provides faculty and students with funding, scholarships, contacts, and professional development. IBIT has led the Fox School and Temple University in industry engagement through the Fox IT awards, The IBIT Report, Analytics Challenge, Cyber Analyst Challenge, and Fox IT advisory board.
Mandviwalla holds a BSc in Systems Engineering from Boston University, a MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, and a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the Programs in Information Science at Claremont Graduate University.