Department: Management Information Systems
Program Area: Human-computer interaction, Cognition, Gamification Systems
Office: Adams Hall Room 3236
Phone: (405) 325-0791
Address: 307 W. Brooks, Room 3236
Norman, OK 73019
Director, Division of Management Information Systems
Michael F. Price Chair of Management Information Systems
Professor Radhika Santhanam holds the Michael F. Price Chair in MIS and is the Director of the MIS division. During her tenure as the Division Director, she developed the STEM graduate program and implemented many curricular changes at the graduate and under-graduate level that led to good placement and recognition. During her tenure, the undergraduate program obtained ranking in the top 20 US News and World Report, Number 1 in Best Value Schools, and Number 11 In College Factual. The graduate program was ranked in the top 25 in Business Analytics, and faculty research productivity was ranked in the top 30 globally.
Her research focus is to enhance human- technology interactions. From a micro-perspective, her research examines how user learning and training coupled with system design enhances individual employee competencies, contributes to decision making processes, and augments their interactions with technology. From a macro perspective, her research focus is to identify ways by which organizations can support employees in collectively appropriating the benefits of implementing new information technologies. Her recent research explores gamification of systems to enhance learning and motivate employees to work with technology systems. She has received external funding to support her research on facilitating employee learning of technologies. Her research findings are published in a variety of leading journals. Her research complements her teaching interests in analytics, systems design, and management of technology. Her research findings on learning technologies, e-learning and collaborative learning directly impact teaching and are incorporated in her course design.
She has held senior editorial positions in various journals including serving as a Senior Editor of the Journal of the Association of Information Systems and Information Systems Research, and Senior Editor of a special issue on Managing Artificial Intelligence at MIS Quarterly. She has served the Association of Information in a variety of roles and most recently as the Program Co-chair for the International Conference on Information Systems, 2023. In recognition of her research and leadership role in the Information Systems discipline she was designated as Association for Information Systems Distinguished Member Cum Laude.
Before her appointment as a Price Endowed Chair in Management Information Systems at the University of Oklahoma, Dr Santhanam was a Gatton Endowed Professor at the University of Kentucky and a faculty affiliate at the interdisciplinary research Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments. Prior to this, she was a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati and Florida International University.