Prof. Granger Recognized for Contributions to IS Education

Mary Granger, professor of Information Systems and Technology Management, has been honored by the Association of Information Systems for improving education in her field through curricular and course design, and the use of emerging technologies.

Granger’s 2000 article with Katia Passerini in Computers & Education, “A Developmental Model for Distance Learning using the Internet,” has been cited over 150 times. She received her award in December.

Granger’s research has frequently focused on the educational use of emerging technologies, investigating technologies that are now mainstream, including the Internet, email, CASE tools, multimedia, computer-mediated communication and Web-based instruction, when they were cutting-edge. Her papers are cited in the ACM IS Model Curriculum guidelines (IS2010, IS2002).

At GWSB, Granger serves as director of the MSIST degree program; the undergraduate IS program, and the five-year BBA/MSIS program. She was editor of the Journal of Informatics Education Research (formerlyJournal of Education for Management Information Systems) for 10 years, and is on the editorial board of the Communications of the AIS.

Granger was a Fulbright Scholar at the Warsaw School of Economics and a Fulbright Specialist, developing an IS curriculum, at the Institute of Finance and Economics in Mongolia. She was a visiting faculty member at Corvinus University of Budapest, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (China), and Thammasat University (Thailand).