Who is he:
Anol Bhattacherjee (Dr. B) is a Professor of Information Systems and Exide Professor of Business Ethics at the University of South Florida. During 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 600,000 times since its publication in March 2012, used in 216 countries on six continents, and available in seven languages.
What does he do:
Dr. B conducts research in (1) innovations, (2) healthcare informatics, and (3) dysfunctional consequences of technology use. He has published over 60 refereed journal papers that have received over 17,000 citations on Google Scholar (see citation record here). His 2001 MIS Quarterly paper, cited over 5,000 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, and (3) Design Thinking and Innovations.
In addition, he served as a Senior Editor of the Journal of the Association of Information Systems for two years and was 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, and has lived in or traveled to 80+ countries on six continents (the shaded countries on the world map below), including such places as the Serengeti, Galapagos Islands, Russia, Alaska, and New Zealand. You can see some of his travel photos by clicking on the "Photos" link at the top of this page.