Dr. Amrit Tiwana, P. George Benson Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Georgia, is the inaugural MIS Visiting Scholar.
The MIS Visiting Scholar Series engages leading academics in a short residency at Temple. As part of the residency, the scholars engage with Fox faculty, doctoral students, and Institute for Business and Information Technology board members.
According to MIS Department Chair David Schuff, who created the program to foster collaboration and bring in new research and teaching ideas:
“The Visiting Scholar program is a great way to gain new perspectives from top faculty in the field, and also to share with them the great things we are doing at Fox.”
Tiwana, an expert in platform ecosystems and IT architecture, has collaborated with organizations such as UPS, SAP, IBM, Lilly, and Toshiba. During his Temple visit, he led seminars on industry relevant research. Tiwana also engaged in one-on-one collaborative sessions with faculty, met with members of the Fox IT advisory board, and served as a guest speaker in a doctoral seminar.
The series will host one visiting scholar per semester. The next visitor is planned for Fall 2018.