Paul A. Pavlou is Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He is also the Milton F. Stauffer Professor of IT & Strategy. He also serves as the Co-Director of the university-wide Data Science Institute at Temple University.
As the Senior Associate Dean and Chief Research Officer, Paul oversees all research activities at the Fox School. He is responsible for the development and mentoring of research faculty and PhD students. During his tenure, five disciplines in the Fox School’s are among the Top 10 in the nation in terms of their research productivity. Paul initiated and implemented the FOX RESEARCH strategic plan to enhance the Fox School’s research visibility, including developing the ‘Research Impact Report’ to showcase the broader impact of the Fox School’s research for academia, industry, practice, and society. He also oversees over $6M in research grants at the Fox School.
Paul is also responsible for all doctoral programs at the Fox School, such as the PhD in Business Administration, PhD in Statistics, the Inter-Disciplinary PhD program in Decision Neuroscience, and the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA), a new doctoral program catered to senior executives in Philadelphia and China.
Paul also leads several strategic initiatives at the department, school, and university levels, such as Data Science. As Co-Director of the Data Science Institute, Paul oversees the business analytics programs at the Fox School, including Masters in Business Analytics, Masters in Statistical Science, and Bachelors in Statistical Science and Data Analytics. He also facilitates grant proposals across schools and promotes the Institute’s fundraising efforts.
Paul received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He was #1 in the world in publications in the top two Information Systems journals (MISQ & ISR) for 2010-2016. His research has been cited over 35,000 times by Google Scholar, and he is recognized among the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters based on an analysis of “Highly Cited” authors in Economics & Business for 2002-2012.
His research appeared in Management Information Systems Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Decision Sciences, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, among others. His research spans several disciplines (information systems, marketing, management, and decision sciences), and it focuses on data science, business analytics, digital business strategy, and developing research methods.
Paul won several Best Paper recognitions for his research, including the Maynard Award nomination for the “Most Significant Contribution to Marketing” in the Journal of Marketing in 2015, the ISR Best Paper award in 2007, the 2006 IS Publication of the Year award, and the Top 5 Papers award in Decision Sciences in 2006. He also won the Best Paper Award in 2012, the Runner-Up to the Best Paper award of the 2005, the Best Interactive Paper award in 2002, and the Best Student Paper award in 2001 from the Academy of Management Conference. He won the Best Innovation Theme Track Paper of the International Conference on Information Systems in 2016. Finally, Paul also won the Best Doctoral Dissertation award of the 2004 International Conference on Information Systems. He received over $2,000,000 in grants from funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Paul is a Senior Editor at ISR and earlier at MISQ and JAIS. Moreover, Paul also won several Reviewer awards, including the 2009 Management Science Meritorious service award, the ‘Best Reviewer’ award of the 2005 Academy of Management Conference, and the 2003 MISQ ‘Reviewer of the Year’ award. He organized several conferences, including the Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Conference (2018), the INFORMS Conference on Information Technologies and Systems (2015), the AMCIS Conference (2015), the Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (2011 & 2014), and the Workshop on Information Systems Economics (2010).