Who is he:
Anol Bhattacherjee (Dr. B) is a Full Professor of Information Systems and Dean's Fellow at the University of South Florida. Over the 2001-2010 decade, he was the world's 8th ranked researcher in information systems, based on research publications in the top two journals in the discipline (MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research). He is also the author of a free research methods book titled Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices that has been downloaded over 400,000 times since its publication in November 2011. This book is currently used in 209 countries on six continents and is available in six languages.
What does he do:
Dr. B conducts research in (1) innovations, (2) healthcare informatics, and (3) social media. He has published over 60 refereed journal papers that have received over 14,000 citations on Google Scholar (see citation record here). His 2001 MIS Quarterly paper, cited over 4,000 times, is credited with creating a new stream of research on technology continuance. He was the Principal Investigator or Co-PI in US federal grants exceeding $750,000.
He also teaches several courses at USF: (1) Research Methods (Ph.D./DBA seminar), (2) Statistical Data Mining, (3) Design Thinking, Creativity, and Innovations, (4) Management Information Systems, and (5) Enterprise Information Systems Management.
In addition, he is a current Senior Editor of the Journal of the Association of Information Systems. Previously, he served on the editorial board of MIS Quarterly (the #1 journal in information systems) for four years.
Other interesting facts about him:
Dr. B is originally from Kolkata (Calcutta), a bustling metropolis of 15 million people in eastern India, but he has lived in the USA for 25+ years. He is an avid global traveler, having lived in or traveled to 70+ countries on six continents (the shaded countries on the world map below), including such places as the Serengeti, Galapagos Islands, Russia, China, and New Zealand (click here for some of his travel photos). More information about Dr. B can be obtained by clicking the links at the top of this page.