AIS Honors Dr. Joey George with the coveted 2014 LEO Award

For immediate release
January 2, 2015


Michelle Syen
AIS Communications Director
(404) 760-4240





ATLANTA, GA – At the 2014 International Conference on Information Systems, the Association

for Information Systems (AIS), awarded Joey George the coveted LEO award for Lifetime

Exceptional Achievement in Information Systems for 2014. Named after one of the world’s first

commercial applications of computing (The Lyons Electronic Office), the LEO award recognizes

truly outstanding individuals in the Information Systems community, both academics and

practitioners, who have made exceptional contributions to the field, sustained throughout their



“The LEO award represents one of the most prestigious honors in the field of Information

Systems, and is the highest award bestowed by the association” said AIS President Helmut

Krcmar. “LEO Award winners are role models and an inspiration to their colleagues and students.

This award is reserved for individuals, like Joey George, who are highly esteemed for their

exemplary professional and personal integrity and for their lifelong service to the field of IS.”


Joey F. George is Professor of Information Systems and the John D. DeVries Endowed Chair in

Business in the College of Business at Iowa State University. He previously held endowed chairs

at Florida State University and Louisiana State University. His bachelor’s degree in English is

from Stanford University (1979), and he earned his doctorate in management from the University

of California Irvine in 1986. Dr. George’s research interests focus on the use of information

systems in the workplace, including deceptive computer-mediated communication, computerbased

monitoring, and group support systems. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Communications of

the Association for Information Systems from 2006-2009, Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly in 2005,

and Senior Editor for Information Systems Research from 2009-2013. He joined the editorial

board of the Journal of MIS in 2014. He served as Conference Co-Chair for the 2001 International

Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in New Orleans, LA, and as Conference Chair for the

2012 ICIS held in Orlando, FL. He was also the doctoral consortium co-chair for the 2003 ICIS in

Seattle, WA. Dr. George is a past president of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), and 

in 2008, he was selected as a Fellow of AIS. He has chaired 27 doctoral committees, and his

work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Air Force Office of

Scientific Research. He is a co-author of two best-selling textbooks, published by Pearson:

Modern Systems Analysis & Design, and Essentials of Systems Analysis & Design. Dr. George

twice received the University of Canterbury Visiting Erskine Fellowship, Christchurch, New

Zealand, in 2008 and 2012.


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Association for Information Systems

The Association for Information Systems (AIS), founded in 1994, and hosted by Georgia State

University, is a professional organization whose purpose is to serve as the premier global

organization for academics specializing in information systems. For more information about AIS

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