Chris F. Kemerer
David M. Roderick Professor of Information Systems, Professor of Business Administration, and Area Director for Information Systems and Technology Management
Before accepting the Roderick Chair at the Katz School, Chris Kemerer was an associate professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a former principal of American Management Systems Inc., an Arlington, Va.-based software development and consulting firm. He continues serving industry through applied research, consulting, executive education, and expert testimony.
His current research interests include management and measurement issues in information systems and software engineering, and he has published more than seventy articles on these topics in a number of professional and academic journals, including Communications of the ACM, IEEE Computer, IEEE Software, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Information and Software Technology, Information Systems Research, Management Science, Marketing Science, MIS Quarterly, Sloan Management Review, and others, as well as editing two books. He is an ISI/Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science and an INFORMS Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow.
He has been invited to address audiences in a dozen different countries and numerous cities throughout the United States. He is the winner of numerous Katz Excellence in Teaching awards, and has been voted by his students three times as the Executive MBA Distinguished Professor of the Year at the University of Pittsburgh. His research on software evolution has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and from IBM.
Dr. Kemerer serves or has served on the editorial boards of the Annals of Software Engineering, Communications of the ACM, Empirical Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Information Systems Research, the Journal of Organizational Computing, the Journal of Software Quality, and MIS Quarterly, and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, INFORMS, ACM, and the IEEE Computer Society. He is a past Departmental Editor for Information Systems at Management Science, Editor-in-Chief of Information Systems Research, and Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly.