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Indiana University Bloomington

Professor and John T. Chambers Chair of Internet Systems

Alan R. Dennis

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I hold the John T. Chambers Chair of Internet Systems in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.  The chair was established in honor of John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc., the leading developer of networking technology.

My research focuses on teams, designing technology for the subconscious, Neuro IS, and the Internet. I have written more than 100 research papers, and have won numerous awards for theoretical and applied research. I am Editor-in-Chief of Foundations and Trends in Information Systems and the Publisher of MIS Quarterly Executive.  I was named a Fellow of the AIS in 2012.

My teaching focuses on research methods and data communications and networking. I have written four books, two on data communications and networking, and two on systems analysis and design.

I have developed several software systems over the years.  My current focus is on a new model to buy and learn using etextbooks through the company I co-founded called Courseload.  This model is used at Indiana University and more than 50 other colleges and universities.