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Greta L. PolitesWelcome!

I  am an Associate Professor in the Department of Management & Information Systems at Kent State University. I received my bachelor's and master's degrees in MIS, as well as my MBA, from the University of South Florida, and completed my Ph.D. in Business Administration at the University of Georgia in 2009. I teach undergraduate Systems Analysis & Design (MIS 34068) and Database Management Systems (MIS 44043), as well as the doctoral level courses in Multivariate Statistics (MIS 74017) and Structural Equation Modeling (MIS 84266). I will be teaching the PhD seminar on Innovation, Adoption, & Diffusion (MIS 84080) in Spring 2020. I am currently on sabbatical for the Fall 2019 semester.

My research focuses primarily on IS habits, resistance to new technology adoption, and the interplay between IS habits and organizational routines. My work has been published (or accepted for publication) in MIS Quarterly (twice), Journal of the AIS (twice), European Journal of Information Systems (thrice), Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Communications of the ACM, Computers in Human Behavior, the Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, and Drake Management Review. I have received several best paper and reviewer awards, including the 2012 Paper of the Year Award from MIS Quarterly, and the 2011 Reviewer of the Year Award from Information Systems Research.

I have previously served as an associate editor for two journals: the European Journal of Information Systems and Information & Management. I also regularly serve as an associate editor for the International Conference on Information Systems: "Global and Cultural Issues in IS" (2012), "General IS Topics" (2013), and "Human Behavior and IS" (2014, 2017-2019), as well as the "IS Innovation, Adoption and Diffusion" track at the European Conference on Information Systems (2018-2019). In 2014, I co-chaired the AMCIS SIGADIT minitrack, "The Dark Side of Post-Adoptive Use."

In my spare time, I enjoy both fossil collecting and studying horse racing history. I have published two papers in the field of invertebrate paleontology, and have two fossil mollusk species named after me. For the past few years, I have been traveling across the United States visiting and documenting defunct racetrack sites dating all the way back to colonial times, and hope to one day complete a book on these "ghosts of tracks past."


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