The Office of Graduate Studies

Meet the Dean

Varghese S. Jacob, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
Vice Dean, Jindal School of Management
Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair in Information Systems

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972-883-2234
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Dr. Varghese Jacob is a leading researcher in information systems. His research has addressed various topics in electronic commerce, artificial intelligence applications in business, software engineering, open source systems, decision support systems, and data quality.

In addition to his research and teaching activities, he has played a significant administrative role in the Naveen Jindal School of Management as Senior Associate Dean and Vice Dean. He worked with faculty to obtain the school's accreditation for the first time and its subsequent re-accreditations. Dr. Jacob has worked with the dean and faculty members to expand the school's portfolio of offerings both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. That expansion and the school's focus on quality and innovative programs has spurred robust enrollment growth and national recognition of its programs.

Dr. Jacob's work has been published in a variety of publications, including articles in Management Science, Information Systems Research and ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, among many others.

He is the former co-editor-in chief of the journal, Information Technology and Management, and now serves on its editorial board. He also serves on the editorial board of Decision Support Systems and Information Systems Frontiers: A Journal of Research and Innovations.

Dr. Jacob has served as the chair of The INFORMS Information Systems Society.