Varun Grover

Varun Grover is the George and Boyce Billingsley Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of IS at the Walton School of Business, University of Arkansas. He was the David D. Glass Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of IS at the Walton School of Business from 2017 to 2021.  Prior to this he was the William S. Lee (Duke Energy) Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at Clemson University.   He has also been affiliated through courses, workshops, panels, and talks with universities in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, India, Denmark, China, and Australia and has given many keynote addresses at various forums around the world.

Dr. Grover has published extensively in the information systems field, with over 450 publications, with over 300 of which are in major refereed journals. Over ten recent articles have ranked him among the top four researchers globally based on number of publications in the top IS journals, as well as citation impact.  He has an h-index of 100 and around 52,000 citations in Google Scholar. Thompson Reuters listed him as one of 100 most highly cited scholars in all disciplines, and ranked him as 15th in the US in their 2022 Edition of top scientists in Business and Management.  He is Senior Editor for MISQ Executive, Editor of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems Section on Path Breaking Research, and has served as Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly (2 terms), the Journal of the AIS (2 terms) and Database, and is on the Associate or Advisory Boards of 13 other journals. He has edited 6 special issues of MISQ, JMIS, MISQE and Database, and 3 books on IT and process change.

Dr. Grover’s current work focuses on the impacts of digitalization on individuals and organizations.  He is recipient of numerous awards from USC, Clemson, UArk, AIS, Academy of Management, DSI, The OR Society, Anbar, PriceWaterhouse, among others for his research and teaching.  He has also been involved in numerous AIS leadership positions including ICIS and AMCIS roles like Conference Co-Chair (proposed), Program Co-Chair, Track Chair, Doctoral Consortium Chair, Junior Faculty Camp Co-Chair, as well as organizer of numerous workshops.  In 2011, he was recognized for lifelong service to the Association for Information Systems.  He has had the privilege of being extensively engaged with PhD students through building doctoral programs at USC and Clemson, chairing/co-chairing over 45 dissertations, participating in numerous doctoral consortia as keynote speaker or faculty mentor and co-chairing the doctoral consortium multiple times. He has written over 20 advice columns promoting PhD student success.

Dr. Grover is a Fellow of AIS, and recently received the prestigious LEO Award for Lifetime Exceptional Achievement in Information Systems.