Dr. Albert L. Harris is a Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at the John A. Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University. He has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate classes in information systems at Appalachian State since 1989. He was Department Chair from 1998-2001. He was awarded the College of Business Faculty Award for Excellence in Service in 2006. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Computer Professional (CCP), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).
He has more than 80 refereed publications as book chapters, in journals, and in international and national conference proceedings. He co-edited a book titled “Managing Global Information Technology: Strategies and Challenge”. He served as a Fulbright Scholar to the University of Évora in Portugal in 2006 and as an Exchange Professor to Angers University in Angers, France in 2008-09. He has led students on several study abroad experiences, including MBA students to Paris and Angers, France in 2009, undergraduate students to Bangalore and Delhi, India in 2008, and undergraduate students to Japan and Taiwan in 2005.
Dr. Harris was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Systems Education, the leading international journal on information systems education, from 2000-2010. He served as Treasurer of EDSIG (1997-2000) and was a member of the Board of Directors of EDSIG from 1997-2010. He is Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Information Management (IAIM) and Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of the governing board of Alpha Iota Mu (AIM), the international academic and professional information systems honor society.
Dr. Harris received his Ph.D. in MIS from Georgia State University, his M.S. in Systems Management from the George Washington University, and his B.S. in Quantitative Business Analysis from Indiana Universi¬ty. Prior to becoming an educator and researcher, he spent over 16 years in IT consulting, the last five managing his own consulting firm. He served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-1970, serving a combat tour in Vietnam and at Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington, D.C.
Each year Fellows are inducted in honor of their sustained, long-term, meaningful and effective support of AITP-EDSIG in its ongoing mission to improve IS Education, mentor IS students, and foster the careers of IS faculty.