Richard Baskerville has been at Robinson for nearly 20 years, and saw Robinson’s transition from a teaching institution to a major research institution in business. He is currently Regents’ Professor and Board of Advisors Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS). He received the 2016 LEO Award for Lifetime Achievement in Information Systems. The award is the highest given by the Association of Information Systems. Baskerville earned his M.S. from the University of Maryland and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.
Baskerville is one of the preeminent contributors to the field, having published more than 300 articles and research papers with a focus on security of information systems, methods of information systems design and development, and the interaction of information systems and organizations.
Serving as a mentor is a highlight of being a professor for Baskerville. He emphasizes putting the students first and creating an engaging learning environment to enable his students to learn. “The whole notion of being a teacher can be misleading because the aim of the instructional engagement is for the student to learn. It’s not really about teaching. It’s about learning,” Baskerville says.