Temple MIS faculty are again among the most prolific in the world in 2022, according to the Association for Information Systems’ List of High-Quality Journals, specifically MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, the Journal of Management Information Systems, and the Journal of the Association for Information Systems.
Temple faculty published in those four journals 21 times in 2022. Four Temple MIS faculty were featured in the list: Jason Thatcher, Milton F. Stauffer professor, was #4 in the world; Detmar Straub, professor and research fellow for the Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT), was #7; Min-Seok Pang, associate professor and Milton F. Stauffer Research Fellow, was #27. Sunil Wattal, professor and associate dean of research and doctoral programs, was also #27.
“I’m proud to see Temple University once again top this list,” says Wattal. “The strong research culture in the MIS Department and throughout Fox is part of who we are.”
Pang, who studies strategic IT management in the public sector, remarks, “It’s exciting to be part of a group so engaged with research.”
Temple was also the most frequently published institution in those four journals during the last three years, with 54 publications from 2020 to 2022. During that time, Thatcher was #1 in the world, Pang was #19 in the world, and Straub was #27 in the world.
“The MIS Department and Fox School support and value research,” says Straub, who studies cyber security, technology innovation, and research methods, “This allows the faculty to thrive.”
Thatcher, who studies workforce issues related to the effective and secure application of technology and is the MIS concentration adviser for the Fox Ph.D. programs, notes the strength of the group, “It’s a great environment for research collaboration. We have productive faculty with varied interests and excellent doctoral students. We also enjoy celebrating each other’s accomplishments.”