Prof. Dr. John L. King

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John Leslie King will join us at the J.W. Goethe University as visiting Fulbright distinguished Chair in American Studies for the summer term of 2005. He is a professor in and the dean of the School of Information at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Previously, he was professor of information and computer science and management and a research scientist in the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations at the University of California, Irvine.

King held a number of administrative and committee appointments at Irvine, including chair of the Department of Information and Computer Science. He conducted research on the development of high-level requirements for information systems design and implementation. Drawing on engineering and the social sciences, he studies the organizational and institutional forces that shape how information technology is developed.

In addition to chairing his department at Irvine, King served as chair of the University of California Committee on the Library and was a member of the Systemwide Library and Scholarly Advisory Committee. In 1990, he was the Marvin Bower Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Harvard Business School.

King is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Information Systems, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the Academy of Management. He was editor-in-chief in 1993-98 of the INFORMS journal, Information Systems Research, has been co-editor-in-chief of Information Infrastructure and Policy since 1989 and is a member of several other editorial boards, including that for the Journal of Strategic Information Technology and the ACM Computing Surveys, for which he was associate editor from 1989-97.