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Recommended Citation: Ives, B.  Blake Ives: 2002 EDSIG Educator of the Year.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2002, v 19 (San Antonio): §231. ISSN: 1542-7382.

Blake Ives: 2002 EDSIG Educator of the Year

Blake Ives    [a1] [a2]
2002 EDSIG Educator of the Year
University of Houston    [u1] [u2]

Blake Ives holds the C.T. Bauer Chair in Business Leadership in the C.T. Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston. He is also Director of the Information Systems Research Center (ISRC). His research, teaching, and consulting expertise is in electronic commerce, virtual organizations, customer service, and the reengineering of management scholarship and education. Blake has consulted for many firms and is the author of numerous case studies on the use of information systems in organizations. He has designed and participated in a variety of executive management programs. He has fostered a number of innovations in education including one of the first case studies to be distributed over the World Wide Web [Digital Equipment Corporation: The Internet Company], a worldwide learning exercise [The Mondex Global Lesson], and a virtual doctoral seminar held with faculty and students from Harvard Business School, Indiana University, Louisiana State University, MIT, Minnesota, and the University of Texas.

Blake received his Ph.d. in Management Information Systems at the University of Minnesota and was tenured member of faculty at Dartmouth College. Prior to joining the Houston faculty he was the Ourso Family Distinguished Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Center for Virtual Organization and Commerce at the E.J. Ourso College of Business Administration at Louisiana State University. At LSU Ives served on the University Planning Council, chaired by the Provost and was also a member of the Chancellor Search Committee. He previously held the Constantine Distinguished Chair in Management Information Systems at Southern Methodist University. At SMU, Blake served for a term as department chair, was the faculty director of the Executive MBA program and spearheaded an initiative to transform the MBA program from a one to a two year program.

Blake is currently the Past President of the Association for Information Systems and was among the first electees as a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Information Management International and has twice won an award in that organization's best paper contest. He has been the recipient of the prestigious Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School as well as having been selected for a one year visiting appointment as John Olin Fellow at Templeton College, Oxford University. In 1999-2000, Blake was the Schmidt visiting Distinguished Professor at Tulane University. He has also held visiting appointments at University College Dublin, London Business School, University of Georgia, and Queens University in Canada. Until recently he served on the Board of Directors of St. Joseph's Academy, a high school of young women in Baton Rouge, La.

Blake's research has been published in Sloan Management Review, IBM Systems Journal, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM, Decision Sciences, Academy of Management Executive, DataBase, Journal of MIS, and so on. His publications include several of the most highly cited papers in the field of information systems. These include work in information satisfaction, user involvement in information systems development, and the customer service life cycle.

Blake is Senior Editor for the Americas for The Journal of Strategic Information Systems. He is also past editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly, one of the field's most well respected journals, and was the first recipient of the MISQ's award for distinguished scholarship. He currently serves as the chair of the MIS Quarterly's Policy Committee. He is a current or past member of the editorial board of many journals and currently serves on the Senior Editorial Board for the Association for Information Systems (AIS) publications. At AIS he also served as Vice President for Communication and President-Elect. He has played a leadership role in the development of electronic infrastructure for the information systems academic discipline. This involvement includes founding MISQ Discovery and ISWorld Net, helping to establish the AIS's electronic journals, as well as playing a key role in establishing the ISWorld Discussion list that links some 2,000 information systems faculty and researchers from throughout the world. He was recently recognized for "exceptional service in building a world wide IS academic community."

Blake has long been involved in the International Conference on Information Systems, serving as conference co-chair for the conference in Dallas in 1992, as Chair of the ICIS executive committee in 1993, and doctoral consortium chair for the first international consortium, held in Copenhagen in 1990. He recently served as ICIS Conference Co-Chair for ICIS 2001, and is a member of the ICIS Executive Committee.

Blake is the proud father of Julie Marie and happy husband to Mimi Alciatore. Further Information about Blake is available from his home page.

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