Thomas Stafford Appointed Editor of Decision Sciences Journal

For release:  September 16, 2014

Dr. Thomas Stafford, professor of Management Information Systems, was recently appointed to the role of editor for Decision Sciences Journal (DSJ), a well-established business research journal focused on quantitative aspects of business decision-making. DSJ specifically focuses on methodological examinations of the problems facing managers in modern workplaces.

Prior to this role, Dr. Stafford served two complete terms as editor-in-chief for another journal, ACM Data Base for Advances in Information Systems. He also served as a guest editor for thirteen different journal special issues, including publications such as MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. He will be joined by Dr. Cheri Speier-Pero, professor of Information Systems at Michigan State University, as co-editor.

"Fogelman College is excited that DSJ has appointed Dr. Stafford for this role," said Dr. Robin Poston, interim chair of the Management Information Systems Department. "In achieving this well-deserved recognition, Dr. Stafford has enabled the MIS department to further notoriety among the academic community by hosting a renowned academic decision-making journals in the field."

"We are extremely proud of Dr. Stafford's recent appointment to this prestigious position," said Dr. Rajiv Grover, FCBE dean. "Dr. Stafford's role as editor of this publication brings light to the level of academic excellence demonstrated by faculty at the Fogelman College and the University of Memphis."