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Manju Ahuja, PhD

Frazier Family Professor of Computer Information Systems, Information Systems, Analytics & Operations
College of Business, Room 384
(502) 852-4678
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Manju Ahuja is Frazier Family Chair of Information Systems at the University of Louisville. She has previously held faculty positions at the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University), Florida State University, and Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Ahuja has been ranked among the top 100 researchers in the field of Information Systems worldwide by a variety of sources (e.g., 27th among the researchers publishing in top three Information Systems journals for the period 2017-2019).

Dr. Ahuja currently serves as Senior Editor at Information Systems Research. She was a Senior Editor at the MIS Quarterly (2014-2017) and the Journal of AIS (2017-2019). She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management’s OCIS division in 2020. She was division chair and program chair for this division in 2010-12.

Dr. Ahuja has received four NSF grants for over $2,000,000 for her research on IT workforce issues. Her publications have appeared in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Journal of Management, European Journal of Information Systems, and Journal of MIS. She is actively involved in research on issues related to impacts and use of IT, innovation, virtual communities and teams, AI Ethics, and Future of Work. Her research has been cited by publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Times of India, and Computerworld.


  • PhD (Management Information Systems) University of Pittsburgh
  • MBA (Management Information Systems) Pace University
  • BS (Marketing) Indore University, India

Awards & Honors

Lifetime Achievement Award, Academy of Management (2020)

This honor recognizes an individual’s sustained contribution to the AoM/OCIS community through significant leadership roles, as well as scholarly impact and influence. Ahuja has served the OCIS division in a variety of elected leadership roles, including professional development workshops chair, doctoral consortium chair (2008-2009), program chair (2009-2010), and division chair (2011-2012). In addition, she has been engaged in the growth and development of the OCIS community through mentoring junior and senior scholars and doctoral students. Her early scholarship contributions revolved around online communities and virtual teams. In the past ten years, her research areas have expanded to include work-life balance and remote work, gender issues in IT, Future of Work, communication media, and mobile technology usage and impacts.

$1 Million National Science Foundation Grant (2019)

The University of Louisville ADVANCE Adaptation project called the Advancement through Healthy Empowerment, Networking, and Awareness (ATHENA) is aimed at creating structures for improving equity for STEM faculty. The project will lead to the creation of an ATHENA Center for STEM Equity, which will enhance UofL’s institutional capacity in STEM equity research and will help to sustain the ADVANCE Adaptation project strategies shown to be effective.

Worldwide Research Ranking #27, Association of Information Systems (2019)

Ranking based on publications in top three journals for the period 2017-2019.

College of Business Faculty Research Award, UofL (2008, 2009, 2013, 2018, 2019)

College of Business Faculty Overall Excellence Award, UofL (2013)

Research & Publications

Curriculum Vita

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