Richard Baskerville

Professor of Information Systems

Department of Computer

Information Systems

Georgia State University
35 Broad Street NW
Post Office Box 4015
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4015, USA
Tel. +1 404.413.7362 

Fax +1 404.413.7394

Baskerville is Regents’ Professor and Board of Advisors Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems, J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and Professor (partial appointment) in the School of Management, Curtin Business School, at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.  His research specializes in security of information systems, methods of information systems design and development, and the interaction of information systems and organizations.  His interest in methods extends to qualitative research methods and the design science research paradigm.  Baskerville is the author of Designing Information Systems Security (J. Wiley) and more than 300 articles in scholarly journals, professional magazines, and edited books.  He is Editor Emeritus and past Editor-in-Chief for The European Journal of Information Systems, and serves on the editorial boards of the Information Systems Journal and the Journal of Information Systems Security.   Baskerville's practical and consulting experience includes advanced information system designs for the U.S. Defense and Energy Departments.  He is past president of the Information Systems Academic Heads International, past chairman of the Information Systems Department at Georgia State, past chair of the IFIP Working Groups 8.2 (Information Systems and Organizations) and 8.11/11.13 (Information Systems Security Research), a Chartered Engineer under the British Engineering Council, a member of The British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional.  Baskerville holds degrees from the University of Maryland (B.S. summa cum laude, Management), the London School of Economics, University of London (M.Sc., Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems, and Ph.D., Systems Analysis).  Honors and awards include honorary degrees from the University of Pretoria (PhD hc), and Roskilde University (Dr.Sc. hc).  Baskerville was awarded The LEO Award for Lifetime Exceptional Achievement by the Association for Information Systems in 2016 and the Silver Core by the International Federation for Information Processing in 1998.