Ben L. Fryrear Faculty Fellow, Professor of Business Administration, and Director of the Doctoral Program
Dennis Galletta is an AIS Fellow, was President of AIS (2007-2008), and is Professor of Business Administration at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, where he has been since 1985. He also teaches a graduate-level E-Commerce course (and now also a course in Human Factors in Information Systems Design) in the summer program at Harvard University (summer 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). They have an Information Systems Management program in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He thoroughly enjoys his very kind Harvard students and also has fond memories of the time he spent with a great set of colleagues at the Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University during the 2004-2005 academic year. He obtained his doctorate in 1985 at the University of Minnesota (major advisor: Gordon B. Davis) with a major in management information systems and a minor in psychology. He teaches Research Methods to PhD students, Human-Computer Interaction to PhD and MBA students, Information Systems to MBA students and executives, and, Electronic Commerce and Human Factors in Information Systems Design to graduate students at Harvard.His specific research interests lie in the areas of end-user attitudes, behavior, and performance. He has published articles in journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, Journal of AIS, Communications of the ACM, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Sciences, Communications of the AIS, Accounting Management and Information Technologies, and Data Base, and also published a textbook with Prentice-Hall (long ago).He is, or has been, on the editorial boards of journals such as Information Systems Research (AE, 2006-2008), MIS Quarterly (AE, 1999-2002), Journal of MIS (Feb. 2010-present), Journal of AIS (SE, July 2008 to present; board member, 2005-2008), Data Base,(AE 1993-1995; SE 1996-2011; Premiere Editor, 2012-present), Canadian Journal of Administrative Science (AE, 2006-2009), International Journal of Information Systems and Management (2006-present), Information Systems and eBusiness Management (board member, 2003-2008), and Cycle Time Research (AE, 1996-present). He also served as editor of SIGOIS Bulletin, the newsletter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Office Information Systems. He is also an active reviewer for at least10 other journals and several conferences.He and Ping Zhang are Founding Co-Editors in Chief of a new journal AIS Transactions on HCI, the first Transactions approved for AIS. They also edited two books on HCI in MIS, part of the Zwass Advances in MIS series. They were fortunate to have gotten 37 fine manuscripts from 72 authors, most who require no introduction. Many reflect on their specialty areas of a decade or more of work! Please request one of each for your library! He served as co-program chair of ICIS 2005 with David Avison and co-chaired ICIS 2011 in Shanghai with TP Liang. The conference was a success, attracting 1,254 attendees, while we budgeted for 1,100. For the AMCIS conference in August 2003, he served as AMCIS co-program chair with Jeanne Ross and he chaired the Inaugural AMCIS (then called the AIS Americas Conference on Information Systems) in 1995.He was the Editor-In-Chief of ISWorld (2002-2007). He served as the ICIS Treasurer from 1994-1998, was VP of Member Services for AIS from 2001-2003, was a member of AIS Council representing the Americas in 1996 and 1997, again joined Council in 2012 as ICIS representative, and taught information systems courses on the Fall 1999 voyage of Semester at Sea. As a CPA, he has public accounting experience and has taught Continuing Professional Education courses for the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs and Half Moon Seminars. On Sunday evenings, he used to teach 10th, 11th, and 12th grade CCD (during various years) at St. Catherine of Sweden Church in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, where he also served on the Finance Committee. His favorite hobby is an obsession: digital photography, undoubtedly costing him several publications...a year! He took all the photos on this site, including the one of himself above (in Bled, Slovenia, June 16, 2008). He especially enjoys shooting portraits of his granddaughter as well as getting shots of lightning. And he is learning a great deal about portraiture using softboxes and studio lights, thanks to many faculty, staff, and students here at the Katz School.