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Department Head & Professor

Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

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Phone: 336.334.4990


Dr. Lakshmi S. Iyer is Professor and Head of the Information Systems and Supply Chain Management department in the Bryan School of Business and Economics at University of North Carolina Greensboro. She recently served as Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Programs & Research and Director of the Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. Her research interests are in the area of emerging technologies & its impact on organizations and users, and social inclusion in IS. Her research work has been published in the Journal of the AIS, Communications of the AIS, European Journal of Information Systems, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Frontier, Information Technology & People, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Science of the Total Environment and others. She is Board Chair for the Association of Information System’s (AIS) Special Interest Group Decision Support and Analytics (SIGDSA). She received the Hugh J. Watson Award that honors and recognizes an individual whose significant achievements and high-quality contributions to the data and analytics academic community. She is also the president for the AIS College of Academic Leadership. She is an Associate Editor for the Decision Support Systems journal.  She is Co-PI on the ImPACT IT grant funded by NSF that focuses on advancing women to full-professor positions in IS academia.


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia (Athens, GA).
    Major: Management Science and Information Technology; Minor: Computer Science. May 1997.
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering from The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL).
    Minor: Computer Science. December 1991.
  • B.E.(Honors) in Chemical Engineering from Bangalore University (Bangalore, India).
    National Merit Scholar. April 1989.


  1. Wallace, S. and Iyer, L.S. (2022). “Health IT use outcomes in small physician practices”. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research. 
  2. Lane, S.J., Sugg, M., Spaulding, T.J., Hege, A., & Iyer, L.S. (2022) “Predictors of COVID-19 in Southeastern United States Nursing Homes” Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi:
  3. Hege A, Lane S, Spaulding T, Sugg M, Iyer LS. (2021) “County-Level Social Determinants of Health and COVID-19 in Nursing Homes, United States, June 1, 2020–January 31, 2021”. Public Health Reports. November. doi:10.1177/00333549211053666 (Impact Factor: 2.792). 
  4. Sugg, M.M., Spaulding, T., Lane, S.J, Runkle, J., Harden, S, Hege, A., Iyer, L.S.,(2021) “Mapping Community-Level Determinants of COVID-19 Transmission in Nursing Homes: A multi-scale approach”, Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 752. (Impact Factor: 6.551).
  5. Watson, R, Elliot, S. Corbett, J., Farkas, D., Feizabadi, A., Gupta, A., Iyer, L.S., Sen, S., Sharda, R.,Shin, N., Devinder, T., & Webster, J. (2021) “How AIS can improve its contributions to the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals: A Framework for Scaling Collaborations and Evaluating Impact”, Communications of the AIS.
  6. Welsh, D.H.B., Kaciak, E., Koladkiewicz, I., Memili, E., Iyer, LS., & Ramadani, V. (2021). The impact of networks on value co-creation for women-owned businesses. European Journal of International Management. Vol 16, No. 23; pp. 473-498. doi: 10.1504/EJIM.2020.10017390 (5 Year Impact Factor 3.128).
  7. Church, M. E., Zhao, X., &Iyer, L. S. (2020) “Media Generating Activities and Follower Growth within Content-based Online Social Networks,”, Journal of Computer Information Systems. (Impact Factor: 3.4)
  8. Tang, Y., Xiong, J., Becerril, R & Iyer, L. (2020) “Ethics of Blockchain: A Framework of Technology, Applications and Impacts,” Information Technology & People. Vol 33, Iss. 2. Outstanding Paper in the 2021 Emerald Literati Awards.(7435 downloads)
  9. Modaresnezhad , M., Iyer, L.S., Palvia, P., & Taras, V. (2020), “IT-Enabled Crowdsourcing: A Conceptual Framework” Information Processing and Management, Vol. 57, No. 2. 
  10. Annamalai, K.P., Mathew, S., & Iyer, L.S. (2019). “Embarrassment Products, Web Personalization and Online Buying Behavior: An Experimental Study.” The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Vol 50, No. 4, pp. 92-108.
  11. Church, M.E., Iyer, L.S., & Zhao, X. (2019). “Pictures Tell a Story: Antecedents of Rich-media Curation in Social Network Sites.” Behaviour & Information Technology. Vol 38. No. 4. pp.361-374. (Impact Factor: 3.323).
  12. Jones, M., Srite, M., Chandrasekaran, R., Iyer, L.S., Kayworth, T., & Thatcher, J. (2019). “Getting Information Systems Programs Classified as STEM: A U.S.-based Perspective from an AIS Task Force Study and Panel Discussion”. Communications of the AIS, 44, pp-pp.
  13. Gupta, A., Deokar, A., Iyer, L.S., Sharda, R. & Schrader, D. (2018). “Big Data & Analytics for Societal Impact: Recent Research and Trends,” Information Systems Frontier, 20(2): 185-194. (Impact Factor: 6.191).
  14. Jacks, T., Palvia, P., Iyer, L. S., Sarala, R., & Daynes,S. (2018). “An ideology of IT occupational culture: The aspire values,” in The Data Base Advances in Information Systems, 49:1, 93-117. (Impact Factor: 2.083).