Biographical Sketch

Mark Keil -- Distinguished University Professor and John B. Zellars Professor of Computer Information Systems

Dr. Mark Keil is a Distinguished University Professor 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 joined the Department of Computer Information Systems in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in 1991.  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.

In 1994, he received the College’s Faculty Recognition Award for Outstanding Teaching.  In 2000 and again in 2009, he was awarded the College’s Faculty Recognition Award for Distinguished Contributions in Research.  In 2006, he received the University’s Alumni Distinguished Professor Award for outstanding achievements in scholarship, teaching, and service. 

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 is currently 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:
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:
Software Project Management, Software Project Escalation and De-escalation, Software Project Risk, Identifying and Removing Barriers to Software Use.

Published Works:
Over 100 refereed publications

Mark also offers professional workshops.