Telephone: (301) 405-2226
Office: 4327 Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland at College Park:
College of Business and Management
Maryam Alavi is the Chairperson and a professor in the information systems department in the College of Business and Management at the University of Maryland. Alavi’s areas of expertise and research are technology-mediated learning process, decision and group support systems and application of information technology in business and managerial process design. Dr. Alavi has authored forty published papers and her work has appeared regularly in several scholarly and practitioner information systems journals. Dr. Alavi is Associate Editor of several information systems journals including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly (1987-1990), Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Information and Management. Dr. Alavi is a frequent speaker at the national and international conferences. She has served as the Program Chairperson of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS, 1990) and the ICIS Doctoral Consortium Chairperson (1995). She is the elected Vice President of Education of the Association of Information Systems (AIS). Dr. Alavi has served as a consultant to several private and public organizations including: MCI Telecommunications, Marriot Corporation, the World Bank, the Aspen Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. General Accounting Office. Dr. Alavi is the recipient of the Allan Krowe Teaching Award from the College of Business and Management and the Distinguished- Scholar Teacher Award from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Alavi holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and a M.S. in Computer and Information Systems from the Ohio State University, and a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Buffalo.