Dr. Susan Brown selected as editor-in-chief

July 26, 2023

Dr. Susan A. (Sue) Brown of the University of Arizona has been selected as the editor-in-chief of the Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), succeeding Dr. Andrew Burton-Jones.   

Dr. Brown will serve as the 14th editor-in-chief of MISQ since its establishment in 1977, and she is “honored and humbled” to be among a group of “absolutely phenomenal academics and scholars in the discipline.” “I have a great deal of respect for the previous editors and truly appreciate all they have done to make MISQ what it is today.”

Dr. Brown looks forward to continuing her nearly three decades of engagement with MISQ. She has published numerous papers in the journal, was awarded reviewer of the year, served two terms as an Associate Editor, and served two terms as a Senior Editor of the journal.

Dr. Brown aims to focus on improving journal operations and outreach to all members of the field.  She will apply her experience as a department head to further develop opportunities to “mentor junior faculty and doctoral students, as well as new board members” and to work toward getting “everyone on an even playing field.” To do so, Dr. Brown says she will keep an “open door” for the community.

Dr. Brown is optimistic about the future of MISQ, stating, “The journal will continue to be the journal in the discipline, and the way it does that is by continuing to welcome all different types of research and scholars from around the world. I want everyone in information systems to feel like their research has a place at MISQ.”

Dr. Brown began her academic career at Keuka College, where she earned her B.A. in mathematics. She then earned her M.B.A. from Syracuse University and her Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Brown joined the University of Arizona Eller College of Management as an associate professor in 2005. She was appointed head of the MIS department beginning in 2017.

Dr. Brown has published over 50 articles in leading IS journals, such as MISQ, ISR, and JAIS. She has been heavily involved with AIS and other organizations, including serving as doctoral consortium and junior faculty mentor multiple times. She is a recipient of the Sandra Slaughter Service Award, and in 2017, AIS presented Dr. Brown with the AIS Fellow Award.

Dr. Sue Brown will begin her term in January 2024.

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