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John Leslie King is Professor of Information and Vice Provost for Academic Information at the University of Michigan. His research concentrates on the relationship between technological change and social change, and especially that involving information technology and institutions. Recent work has focused particularly on common carrier communication, transportation, and higher education. In addition to his time at Michigan he has been a professor at UC Irvine, Canon Distinguished Visiting Professor at Nanyang Business School, Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School, and Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Frankfurt. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Information Systems Research and is currently an editor of Viewpoints for Communications of the ACM. He holds a PhD in Administration from UC Irvine, is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He currently serves as liaison between the Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure and the Advisory Committee for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation, and as a member of the Council of the Computing Community Consortium.
Professor King may be contacted at: [email protected]