Biographical Sketch

Mark Keil -- Regents’ Professor of the University System of Georgia and John B. Zellars Professor of Computer Information Systems

Dr. Mark Keil is a Regents’ Professor of the University System of Georgia  and the John B. Zellars Professor of Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University.  He holds B.S.E., S.M., and D.B.A. degrees from Princeton University, M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, and Harvard Business School, respectively.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Information Systems in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.  He also holds a joint appointment in GSU’s Department of Computer Science, as well as a secondary appointment in GSU’s Institute of Health Administration.

At GSU, he has received Robinson College of Business Faculty Recognition Awards both for his Outstanding Teaching as well as for his Distinguished Contributions in Research.  He also received the University’s Alumni Distinguished Professor Award for outstanding achievements in scholarship, teaching, and service.  

Keil received a $50,000 research grant in 2016 from the Project Management Institute (PMI) for his work on judgment and decision-making in managing IT project risks and received the PMI Research Achievement Award in 2018.  He also received the AIS Fellow Award in 2018 from the Association for Information Systems.

Keil’s research focuses on IT project management and decision making and includes work on preventing IT project escalation, identifying and managing IT project risks, improving IT project status reporting, IT implementation and use, and health information technology. 

He has published more than 100 refereed journal articles in such outlets as the MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Sciences, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Sloan Management Review, and California Management Review

Keil currently serves as a Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly and is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Management Information Systems.  He has also served as a Senior Editor for Information Systems Research and for the Information Systems Journal, Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research, Co-Editor-in-Chief of The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, and as an editorial board member for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.  Keil has also served as Division Chair for the Academy of Management’s OCIS Division.

Mark Keil Quick Facts

Current Position:
Regents' Professor of the University System of Georgia and John B. Zellars Professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS) at GSU.

Eduction:
D.B.A., Harvard Business School


S.M., MIT Sloan School of Management


B.S.E., Princeton University


Specializations:
IT project management and decision making
Preventing IT project escalation
Improving IT project status reporting
Identifying and managing IT project risks
Improving project control
Managing IT implementation projects
Overcoming barriers to system use

Published Works:
Over 100 refereed publications

Mark also offers professional workshops.