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John L. King
Location: Nobili Hall

John L. King

Vice Provost for Strategy, W.W. Bishop Professor of Information, University of Michigan

John L. King is the William Warner Bishop Collegiate Professor in the School of Information and Vice Provost for Strategy at the University of Michigan.

He joined the University of Michigan's School of Information on January 1, 2000 as professor and dean, a position he held for six years.  In 2006, he became vice provost for academic information. This position initially focused on IT service provision for the University's academic mission.  More recently, it has expanded to work with the University's public goods organizations, including the Bentley Historical Library, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, the Museum of Art, and the William L. Clements Library.  He also works closely with the University Library and academic units on development of innovative IT applications for research, education, and community service.

Prior to joining Michigan, King was professor of information and computer science and management and a research scientist in the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations at the University of California, Irvine.  At UCI he conducted research on the development of high-level requirements for information systems design and implementation and held a number of administrative positions including department chair, dean, and university librarian.   For two years he served as chair of the University of California's University-wide Committee on the Library.  In 1990, he served as Marvin Bower Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Harvard Business School, in 2000 as Canon Visiting Professor at Nanyang Business School in Singapore, and in 2005 as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (University of Frankfurt).

King was editor-in-chief of the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research from 1992-98 and has been associate editor for many other journals.  He was elected Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2005 for his contributions to research, teaching, and service in the global information systems community, and as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007 for his efforts to bring together fields of computer science, information systems and the social sciences.  He has served as senior scientific advisor on cyberinfrastructure for the National Science Foundation, and as a member of several NSF advisory committees, including those for computer and information science and engineering, cyberinfrastructure, and the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.   He has been an elected member of the Board of the Computing Research Association and on the Council of the Computing Community Consortium.  He holds a Ph.D. in Administration from UC Irvine and an honorary doctorate in economics from the Copenhagen Business School.