SDEIS Professor Named Association for Information Systems Distinguished Member-Cum Laude

June 28, 2022

Andy Schwartz smiles on staircase in BEC Rotunda

Professor Andrew Schwarz is an AIS Distinguished Member-Cum Laude

BATON ROUGE- The Association for Information Systems (AIS) has selected LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information

Systems Professor Andrew Schwarz as an AIS Distinguished Member-Cum Laude within its June 2022 membership cohort. Schwarz is one of only 194 individuals nationwide with this designation and one of two professors at LSU who have achieved this honor.

The AIS Distinguished Member Program recognizes members who have made a significant impact on the association. To receive the AIS Distinguished Member-Cum Laude designation, one must be a continuous AIS member for at least 10 years, play a leadership role in AIS or an AIS-related activity, and have been published in at least four publications in AIS or AIS affiliated journals.


“To be recognized as a designated member of the Association for Information Systems is a humbling honor that identifies the college’s dedication to engaging in scholarship first research and engagement within the global community. Thanks to the support of the dean and my chair, I have been able to have the resources and support to elevate LSU’s role in scholarship. These types of designations allow me to then bring my cutting-edge research into the classroom where the business leaders of tomorrow are learning the managerial approaches necessary to develop strong business and communities, across Louisiana and beyond.”

Andrew Schwarz, SDEIS Professor


Schwarz has taught IT management, quantitative methods, and trends in technology at LSU since 2003. He was also instrumental in creating LSU Online’s graduate certificate in emerging technologies, and currently teaches classes in the Flores MBA Program’s on-campus and online formats. His research interests include IT acceptance and information technology management issues such as governance, firm boundary choice, and alignment. Additionally, Schwarz has focused research efforts on the implementation and diffusion of technology within organizations, and future technology trends. He was ranked in the top 1% of the globe in terms of research productivity in top tier journals, and his work appeared in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and the Journal of the Association for Information Systems.


About AIS

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide. 

About the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems

The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business combines teaching and research to create a rich learning experience for its students. Relationships with industry and state agencies enable the department to assist organizations with issues related to entrepreneurship, information systems, analytics, and business intelligence, as well as innovation and technological change, and offer enhanced career opportunities for its graduates. Collaborative research efforts of its diverse faculty have resulted in major grants from the National Science Foundation and the state of Louisiana. 

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