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Paul Benjamin Lowry

Suzanne Parker Thornhill Chair Professor
Pamplin 2080
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Paul Benjamin Lowry is the Suzanne Parker Thornhill Chair Professor and Eminent in Business Information Technology at the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the Marriott School of Management. He He has published 220+ publications, including 120+ journal articles in MISQ, ISR, JMIS, JAIS, ISJ, EJIS, Decision Sciences J., IJHCS, JASIST, I&M, CACM, DSS, and others. He is the co-editor-in-Chief of AIS-Transactions on HCI. He is a department editor at Decision Sciences J. He also is an SE at JAIS and ISJ, and an AE at the EJIS. He has also served multiple times as track co-chair at ICIS, ECIS, and PACIS. His research interests include (1) organizational and behavioral security and privacy; (2) online deviance, online harassment, and computer ethics; (3) HCI, social media, and gamification; and (4) E-commerce, decision science, innovation and supply chains.

In both 2018 and 2019, he was recognized as the most productive scholar in the world for the top-6 IS journals, in the last 5 years (and second for the top-4 journals). In December 2015, he was added to the lifetime list of most prolific MISQ authors.