The Information Systems Association awarded Varun Grover the David D. Glass Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor at the Sam M. Walton College of University of Arkansas Business, AIS LEO Award at an international conference on Sunday, December. 13.
"I am delighted that Varun has received such a well deserved award from the leading information systems organization," said Matt Waller, dean of Walton College. "He was recognized as one of the best in the world. I am proud of his research and his influence on other information systems researchers and academics."
The Information Systems Association, an international organization with around 5,000 members, which promotes knowledge and practice of information systems, recognized Varun at the International Conference on Information Systems. The LEO award is given to scholars who have had a global impact in the information systems field, serve as role models, and exhibit exemplary personal and professional integrity.
"We are very fortunate to have Varun at Walton College," said Rajiv Sabherwal, Distinguished Professor, Edwin & Karlee Bradberry Chair, and Chair of the Department of Information Systems at Walton College. "Varun plays a tremendous role in mentoring junior professors and PhD students, and is a prolific author on the best peer-reviewed articles in information systems and beyond. The quality of his work is also evident in the frequency other authors quote him. The prestigious LEO award is a fitting recognition of Varun's significant impact in the information systems field. "
More than ten recent papers have ranked Grover among the top four researchers worldwide according to the number of publications in the main information systems journals, as well as the impact of citations. Thompson Reuters recognized him as one of the 100 highly cited scholars worldwide in business disciplines. He is senior editor of MISQ Executive editor of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems Section on Path Breaking Research and has served as senior editor of MIS Quarterly Journal of the AIS and Database .
Grover earned a Ph.D. and a master's in information systems from the University of Pittsburgh. He also received an MBA from Southern Illinois University and a BA in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
The LEO Award was established in 1999 by the Information Systems Association and was named in honor of the world's first commercial computing application (The Lyons Electronics Office) to honor the contribution of an academic to the field of information systems to throughout his career. The Association for Information Systems, the leading professional association for information systems researchers, teachers, and professionals, has members from more than 100 countries around the world.
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