Clemson University’s Department of Management has selected a prominent information systems researcher to fill its William S. Lee Distinguished Professorship in Management.

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Bill Kettinger
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Bill Kettinger, who previously held endowed professorships at the University of Memphis and the University of South Carolina has joined the College of Business for the fall semester.

“In Bill Kettinger, we are getting a very accomplished professor in information systems who is going to enrich the academic environment for faculty and students,” said Sri Sridharan, management chair. “Not only is Bill well published in some of the top academic journals, he brings us ‘applied scholarship,’ having the experience in working closely with business and industry.”

Kettinger most recently was the FedEx Chair of Excellence in MIS at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis. He also was a professor of information systems and Moore Foundation Fellow at the Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina, where he received his Ph.D. and one of two master’s degrees.

“Clemson offers one of the top public university educational experiences in the country, and I have been tracking its achievements for a long time,” Kettinger said. “When the university’s leadership told me they were now striving to achieve a top-tier ranking in graduate education and research, it was music to my ears. I am honored to be part of this endeavor.”

“Bill has a record of success in establishing business advisory boards that mutually benefit the companies and university,” Sridharan added. “We share research information relevant to industries to help solve their issues and they give us direction on areas of focus that would help them better operate their businesses.”

Kettinger has more than 100 publications, including four books, more than 75 refereed journal articles in some of the top information systems academic journals. He has served on editorial boards of a number of top journals including MIS Quarterly and MIS Quarterly Executive.

“The IS area is a critical component of Clemson’s Department of Management, which is loaded with talent and consistently ranks high in producing quality research,” Kettinger added. “I love the idea of expanding the department’s industry-academic collaboration. It drives innovation and research and is an endeavor I look forward to pursuing at Clemson and throughout the state of South Carolina, which I consider home.”

Kettinger has taught in MBA programs at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, in Vienna, Austria, and at the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. He has also won numerous teaching awards. In 2013, he was awarded a Fulbright Professorship to Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna Austria.

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