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Laku Chidambaram

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Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Engagement
W.P. Wood Professor of Management Information Systems

Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Engagement
W.P. Wood Professor of Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems
Program Area: Virtual Teams, Groupware, Collaborative Support Systems
Office: Adams Hall Room 305C
Phone: (405) 325-8013
Address: 307 W. Brooks, Suite 305C
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
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PhD (Indiana) Prior to joining Price College, Professor Chidambaram held tenured faculty appointments at Indiana University and the University of Hawaii. During his tenure as Director of the MIS Division, the program has been ranked among the Top 20 programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report four times.  He has taught a variety of MIS courses and has received several awards for teaching excellence. His primary area of research deals with the application of information technology to support distributed group work in organizations. His work has been published in such journals as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Journal of MIS, and he co-edited Our Virtual World, a book that focuses on the transformation of work, play and life with the new media. He is also the executive editor of the e-Service Journal, which he founded in 2001. His other editorial experience includes serving as an associate editor at Information Systems Research and the Journal of AIS; and as a senior editor at the Group Decision and Negotiation. Professor Chidambaram has also served as a business consultant and lectured in several countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore and the United States. From 2001 through 2005, he was also the executive director of the Center for MIS Studies, a research center that brings together Price College MIS faculty and the business community. In 2007, he served as the program co-chair for AMCIS, a leading academic conference in information systems. His awards at OU include the Harold E. Hackler Outstanding MBA Professor, the Bruce Magoon Award for Service Excellence, and the Bruce Magoon Master Teacher Award.