Jan. 20, 2010
Renee DeGross Valdes, 404-413-1353
ATLANTA - Six Georgia State University professors in the department of computer information systems (CIS) in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business received top recognition in a recent peer report.
Professors Richard Baskerville, Michael Gallivan, Mark Keil, Arun Rai, Daniel Robey, and Detmar Straub, all in the CIS department, are among the 30 most prolific researchers in the world in their field, according to a recent study assessing research productivity published by the Association for Information Systems.
Robey, the John B. Zellars professor of CIS, also recently received a LEO award from the association for lifetime exceptional achievement in information systems.
"These are great achievements," said GSU's chair and Regents' Professor Ephraim McLean of the CIS department, who also is a past LEO award winner.
Noting that Robinson is the only school with more than one researcher on the list, he added, "This ranking is testimony to the extent of scholarly research produced by our faculty."
The CIS department's faculty expertise includes health informatics, security, data mining, and e-commerce, among its specialties. The faculty has been recognized as no. 1 in the world for research productivity with articles published in leading journals.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Robinson's CIS department's undergraduate program as seventh in the nation and its graduate program as 10th in the nation. Computerworld has recognized the department as one of the most innovative in the nation.