John L King
John L. King is William Warner Bishop Collegiate Professor of Information and vice provost for academic information for the U-M.
King joined SI on January 1, 2000 as professor and dean of the School. Previously, he was professor of information and computer science and management and a research scientist in the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations at the University of California, Irvine.
On June 1, 2006, he accepted a position as vice provost for academic information. In this position, he is involved directly in the governance of many of U-M's primary information technology operations, including Information Technology Central Services, the IT Commons, and the Digital Media Commons. King oversees a number of key projects developing innovative new applications that use information technology for research, education, and community service. He also works closely with the University Library.
In 2005, King received a fellowship as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (University of Frankfurt) for the spring term.
Also in 2005, King was named a fellow of the Association for Information Systems for his contributions to research, teaching, and service in the global information systems community. AIS fellows are expected to be a role model and an inspiration to colleagues and students within the discipline, according to the association. "In addition, they should be capable of commanding the respect of individuals from outside the discipline who from time to time have an interest in the discipline.
For the past several years, King has also been a senior scientific advisor on cyberinfrastructure for the National Science Foundation. He is also a member of the NSF advisory committees for computing and information science and engineering, as well as the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.
Before coming to Michigan, King held a number of administrative and committee appointments at Irvine, including chair of the Department of Information and Computer Science. He conducted research on the development of high-level requirements for information systems design and implementation. Drawing on engineering and the social sciences, he studies the organizational and institutional forces that shape how information technology is developed.
In addition to chairing his department at Irvine, King served as chair of the University of California Committee on the Library and was a member of the Systemwide Library and Scholarly Advisory Committee. In 1990, he was the Marvin Bower Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Harvard Business School. In 2005, he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (University of Frankfurt).
King is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Information Systems, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the Academy of Management. He was editor-in-chief in 1993-98 of the INFORMS journal, Information Systems Research, has been co-editor-in-chief of Information Infrastructure and Policy since 1989 and is a member of several other editorial boards, including that for the Journal of Strategic Information Technology and the ACM Computing Surveys, for which he was associate editor from 1989-97.