Merrill Warkentin's Profile



Merrill Warkentin is the James J. Rouse Professor of Information Systems (IS) in the College of Business at Mississippi State University. He has published over 300 manuscripts, including over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, plus seven books. His work has been cited almost 13,000 times and his H-index is 31, according to Google Scholar in 2018. He is ranked #20 in the world in the AIS Senior Scholars Basket of six leading MIS journals published 2015-2017. He is among the 150 most cited IS scholars of all time globally. His research, on the impacts of organizational, contextual, and dispositional factors on individual user behaviors in the context of information security and privacy, addresses security policy compliance/violation and social media use, as well as electronic collaboration systems and eCommerce/eGovernment, has appeared in such journals as MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, Journal of the AIS, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Decision Sciences, Information & Management, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Information Systems, Communications of the ACM, Communications of the AIS, The DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, Computers & Security, and others. Dr. Warkentin’s leadership at scholarly journals includes past service as Senior Editor at MIS Quarterly and the AIS Transactions on Replication Research, and as the Eminent Area Editor for Decision Sciences. He is currently an Associate Editor (AE) of Information & Management and the Journal of Information Systems Security, and has previously served as AE at MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Resources Management Journal, and other journals. He was Program Co-Chair for the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS2016, San Diego) and has held leadership positions for numerous international IS conferences, including Track Chair for Security & Privacy at AMCIS2015 (Puerto Rico), ICIS2013 (Milan), ECIS2012 (Barcelona), and DSI2008; Program Chair for WISE2007, WISP2009, and IFIP 2009; AE (Security) at ICIS four times; Track Chair at DSI three times; and Program Committee member of over two dozen international conferences (ICIS, IFIP, WISP, WEB, WITS, ICEIS, ASIA, etc.). He served three years as Vice President for Publications of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and serves on the AMCIS Executive Committee. He has Guest Edited several journal special issues, including two issues of EJIS. Dr. Warkentin co-founded (in 2009) the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group on Information Systems Security Research (WG 8.11 / 11.13) and served as its Chair from 2012-2015, and was awarded its “Outstanding Leadership Award” on Oct. 3, 2015 for “Exemplary service and dedication to the Dewald Roode Information Security Workshop.” IFIP is the leading multinational apolitical organization in information and communications technologies and sciences. Dr. Warkentin was one of five scholars worldwide to be recognized with the 2017 Outstanding Service Award by the IFIP General Assembly. IFIP President Mike Hunchey said in a letter announcing the award, “This award is in recognition to your considerable and sustained contributions to IFIP.” Dr. Warkentin has served as a consultant to numerous companies and organizations, and has been a featured speaker at over 300 industry association meetings, executive development seminars, and academic conferences. He has conducted cybersecurity training for NATO and others, has been a Lecturer at the Army Logistics Management College, and was named a “National Distinguished Lecturer” by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He has been a visiting professor or invited speaker at over 25 universities around the world, including Georgia State, Indiana, LSU, Florida State, Clemson, Kennesaw State, USF, Copenhagen Business School, McMaster, Fudan, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Zhejiang, Cape Town, and others. He has earned various recognitions for his teaching at every level from intro Freshman courses to doctoral research seminars – his primary focus has been teaching Systems Analysis classes and Research Design seminars. His research has been funded by the UN, NATO, NSF, IBM, NSA, DoD, US Navy, Homeland Security, and others. He was previously on the faculty at George Mason University and held the Reisman Research Professorship at Northeastern University in Boston, where he was also the Director of MIS and eCommerce programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Professor Warkentin’s Ph.D. in MIS is from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He can be reached at m.warkentin@msstate.edu and www.MISProfessor.us.