Richard T. Watson has been named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems. Watson holds the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy in the Terry College of Business. He also serves as director of the college’s Center for Information Systems Leadership and is interim head of the management information systems department.
AIS is the world’s preeminent professional society for information systems academics. Watson served as president of AIS in 2004-05, conference co-chair for the International Conference on Information Systems in 2004 and was a senior editor for MIS Quarterly.
Watson has published more than 100 journal articles and written texts on electronic commerce and data management. He is a visiting professor at Agder University College in Norway and Fudan University in China. He is also an honorary adviser to the Neusoft Institute for Information in China.