Distinguished IS Educator Award

About Award

At our annual conference, EDSIG recognizes an educator for outstanding effort improving the quality of our graduates through distinguished teaching, research and service. Nominations may be sent to the Vice President of EDSIG.

Sue Brown


Susan (Sue) Brown is the Stevie Eller Professor of Management Information Systems in the Eller College of the University of Arizona. She joined the Eller College as an associate professor in 2005. Prior to that, she was on the faculty at Indiana University. She completed her PhD at the University of Minnesota and an MBA at Syracuse University. Prior to receiving her MBA, she worked as a programmer/analyst and IS manager in a hospital.

Her research interests include individual motivations for and consequences of IT use, mediated interactions, diffusion of misinformation, and research methods. She has received funding for her research from the National Science Foundation, and other public and private organizations. Her work has appeared in leading journals in information systems and management including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Journal of the Association for Information Systems. She has served as an Associate Editor at MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and Decision Sciences and as a Senior Editor at MIS Quarterly. She is currently coeditor-in-chief of AIS Transactions on Replication Research and a senior editor at Information Systems Research.

She has been active in the information systems community, serving as a faculty mentor for numerous doctoral, junior faculty, and mid-career faculty consortia. She currently co-chairs the doctoral consortium at HICSS and served as co-chair of the 2022 AMCIS in Minneapolis. She has received awards for her teaching, research, and service activities. In 2016, she received the Sandra Slaughter Service award, in 2017 she was named a fellow of the AIS (Association for Information Systems), and in 2022 received a Woman of Impact Award at the University of Arizona. In 2024, she will become the 14th Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly.