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Greta L. PolitesWelcome!

I  joined the Department of Management & Information Systems at Kent State University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2012. I have a Masterís degree in MIS, as well as an MBA, from the University of South Florida, and earned my Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. I currently teach undergraduate Systems Analysis & Design (MIS 34068), as well as the doctoral level course in Multivariate Statistics (MIS 74017). I am also the faculty advisor for MISA, the Kent State student organization for CIS majors.

My research focuses primarily on IS habits, resistance to new technology adoption, and the interplay between IS habits and organizational routines. I am currently listed among the top 100 IS researchers publishing in the AIS Senior Scholars Basket of 6 journals for the time period of 2009-2012. Altogether, my work has been published in MIS Quarterly (twice), European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of the AIS, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Communications of the ACM, and Drake Management Review. I have received several best paper and reviewer awards, including the 2012 Paper of the Year Award from MIS Quarterly, and the 2012 Best Reviewer Award from Information Systems Research.

I am currently a member of the AIS Special Interest Group on Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (SIGADIT), and the ACM Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems (SIGMIS). My editorial service includes being an associate editor for three different ICIS tracks: "Global and Cultural Issues in IS" (2012), "General IS Topics" (2013), and "Human Behavior and IS" (2014). I am also co-chair for the AMCIS 2014 SIGADIT minitrack, "The Dark Side of Post-Adoptive Use."

I enjoy fossil collecting in my spare time, and have received a number of prestigious awards over the years for my fossil shell exhibits. I have assisted the Invertebrate Paleontology Division of the Florida Museum of Natural History as both a contractor and volunteer since 1996. To date, I have published two papers in the field of invertebrate paleontology, and have two Florida fossil mollusk species named after me (Attiliosa gretae and Opalia politesae).


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