Dr. Iyer obtained her Ph.D. from The Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA in 1997 after completing her Masters in Industrial Engineering at The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1991. She received her Bachelor's degree in Engineering from The Bangalore University, India in 1989.
Lakshmi Iyer is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She obtained her PhD from the University of Georgia, Athens. Her research interests are in the area of e-business/e-commerce, diversity and inclusion in IS, business intelligence, decision support systems, health IT, emerging technologies, and Knowledge Management. Her research work has been published or accepted for publication in Journal of Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Communications of the AIS, Communications of the ACM, eService Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, International Journal of Business Intelligence Research, Annals of OR, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Management, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, and others. Dr. Iyer has served or is serving as a Guest Editor for Communications of the ACM, and the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research. She is a Board member of Teradata University Network and Chair of Special Interest Group in Decision Support Systems (SIGDSS). She is also involved in community engaged outreach and scholarship that furthers the role of women in IT (wiit.uncg.edu). She is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and received the Dr. Shirley Hall Award from AAUW Greensboro Branch in April 2011 for exemplary contribution to enrich STEM education for women. She has received funding from AAUW and the National Center for Women in IT for her "Women in IT" activities.