Richard Baskerville Honored with LEO Award for Lifetime Achievement

Posted On February 6, 2017 by Jenifer Shockley
Richard Baskerville

Richard Baskerville

ATLANTA – Richard L. Baskerville, Regents’ Professor and Board of Advisors Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, has received the 2016 LEO Award for Lifetime Achievement in Information Systems.

Established in 1999 and named for the first business application of computing (the Lyons Electronic Office), the LEO Award is presented annually by the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Council and the International Conference on Information Systems Executive Committee to outstanding scholars or practitioners who have made a global impact on the information systems field.

Author of Designing Information Systems Security (J. Wiley) and more than 300 articles in scholarly journals, practitioner magazines, and books, Baskerville specializes in security and privacy of information systems. He is editor emeritus of the European Journal of Information Systems, and associated with the editorial boards of the Information Systems Journal and Journal of Database Management. His practical and consulting experience includes advanced information system designs for the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy.

“The LEO Award is the highest honor in the information systems academic community,” said CIS department chair Bala Ramesh. “We are very proud of Richard’s achievements and this well-deserved honor.”

Baskerville is one of two 2016 recipients. James R. Marsden of the University of Connecticut also received the LEO Award.


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