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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. Classes I regularly teach include undergraduate Business Modeling and Agile Design (CIS 34034; formerly Systems Analysis & Design), graduate level Analytics for Decision Making (MIS 64005) and Database Management & Database Analytics (MIS 64082), and three doctoral seminars: Multivariate Statistics (MIS 74017), Structural Equation Modeling (MIS 84266), and Innovation, Adoption, & Diffusion (MIS 84080). I was also elected as the IS / Analytics PhD Coordinator in Fall 2020.

My research focuses primarily on individual level behavioral aspects of IS use. My dissertation research stream, for which I am best known, focuses on IS habits, resistance to new technology adoption, and the interplay between IS habits and organizational routines. My work has been published 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 am currently serving my second term as an associate editor for the European Journal of Information Systems. I also regularly serve as an associate editor for tracks at the International Conference on Information Systems (since 2012), as well as the European Conference on Information Systems (since 2018). In 2014, I co-chaired the AMCIS SIGADIT minitrack, "The Dark Side of Post-Adoptive Use, and in 2022, I will be co-chairing the proposed ECIS track, "IS Cognition, IS Behavior and IS Use Consequences at the Individual Level."

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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