Dennis Galletta is an AIS Fellow, was President of AIS (2007-2008), currently Professor of Business Administration, and Director of Doctoral Programs at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, where he has been since 1985. He 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 Behavioral Research Methods to PhD students, Human-Computer Interaction to PhD and MBA students, Information Systems to MBA students and executives, and Electronic Commerce to undergraduates. For the past several years (2009 to date), Harvard has invited him to teach Electronic Commerce Strategies and Human Factors in Information Systems Design to summer program graduate students and in Spring 2015 the latter course in an online format. Some of these courses have links to descriptions; see the tabs at the left.

His specific research interests lie in the areas behavioral security and end-user attitudes, behavior, and performance. He has published articles in journals such as MIS Quarterly, 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, Information & Management, and Data Base, among others. He is co-author of the upcoming 6th edition of Pearlson, Saunders, and Galletta (formerly Pearlson & Saunders) Managing and Using Information Systems (Wiley, 2016), and also published a COBOL textbook with Prentice-Hall in 1985.

In the most recent survey of top MIS researchers (Communications of the AIS, V. 24, Article 14, see pg. 231), he was tied for #9 on that list, and elsewhere (AIS Transactions of HCI, V. 1, Issue 3, Article 1, see pg. 92) he was #2 in research productivity in human factors in information systems. An ISR paper he co-authored in 2009 won a 2013 Emerald Citation of Excellence as one of the top 50 management, business, and economics articles of 2009. The article is "User awareness of security countermeasures and its impact on information systems misuse: A deterrence approach," ISR, 2009, V. 20, No. 1, pp. 79-98 (from John's thesis at Temple University), and the authors are John D'Arcy, Anat Hovav, and D. Galletta. The award is based on number of citations as well as votes from a judging panel.

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 2012; board member, 2005-2008), Data Base,(AE 1993-1995; SE 1996-2011; Pre-eminent Scholars Board, 2012-present), Canadian Journal of Administrative Science (AE, 2006-2009), International Journal of Information Systems and Management (2006-2008), Information Systems and eBusiness Management (board member, 2003-2008), and Cycle Time Research (AE, 1996-2005). 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 conferences.

He and Joe Valacich are Co-Editors in Chief of AIS Transactions on HCI, the first Transactions approved for AIS (which he co founded in 2008 with Ping Zhang). He and Ping 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 1,180 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. We had twelve "firsts" for an IS conference: First Americas conference, first electronic submissions, first electronic reviews, first time papers were available to discussants and attendees via the web a month before the conference, first online IS placement system, first joint AMCIS-ICIS placement, first software demonstrations, first dinner cruise as a social event, first "IS Connection," first casual dress, first on-line registration, and first on-line payment of conference fees.

He was the Editor-In-Chief of ISWorld (2002-2007), until it became folded into the AIS website. 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 long ago 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 a publication a year! He took all the photos on this site, except the one of himself above, taken by Maha El Shinnawy (in Chicago, August 16, 2013). He especially enjoys shooting portraits of his granddaughter as well as getting shots of lightning and fireworks. And he is learning a great deal about portraiture using softboxes and studio lights, thanks to many faculty, staff, and student guinea pigs here at the Katz School.

Professor of Information Systems

and Director, Katz PhD Program

University of Pittsburgh

282 Mervis Hall

Katz Graduate School of Business

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

412-648-1699 (Fax 412-648-1693)

Dennis Galletta

AIS Fellow and Previous President of AIS

Research integrity certificate is available here. Certificate ID 52408, date of completion 2/15/2007.

Human subjects research certificate is available here. Certificate ID 52409, date of completion 2/16/2007.

Conflict of interest certificate is available here. Certificate ID 14620-41526, expires 5/17/2007.

Harassment course certificate is available at

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