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Fred Niederman, Ph.D.

Shaughnessy Endowed Professor
Department of Management


Ph.D. in Business Administration (Management Information Systems), University of Minnesota
MBA, University of Minnesota
B.A. in English Literature, University of California-Santa Barbara

Research Interests

Philosophy of Science Applied to Information Systems, IT Computer Personnel, Ethics, Computer Mediated Group Systems, Project Management

Professional Experience

  • Review for US Department of Labor Standard Occupational Classification for Computer Occupations (2001 - 2016)
  • Participant, Project Management Curriculum Resources Workshop -- PM-2 Design, sponsored by Project Management Institute, Alexandria, Virginia (2016)

Publications and Media Placements

"An Immodest Proposal – Going ‘All in’ on Replication Research in Information Systems", with Brendel, A.B. and Diederich, S. European Journal of Information Systems, January 2022. DOI: 10.1080/0960085X.2021.1944822

“The Quest for Innovation in IS Research: Recognizing, Stimulating, and Promoting Novel and Useful Knowledge". with Grover, V. Journal of AIS, accepted November 2020.

“A Minimalist View of Theory: Why This Promises Advancement for the IS Discipline,” The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, accepted September 2020.

“Representing Meta-theory in Management Information Systems Studies,” with March, S., The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 2019.  

“On the Co-Evolution of Information Technology and Information Systems Personnel,” The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, with Ferratt, T. and Trauth, E., January 2015.

Honors and Awards

  • SIGMIS Lifetime Achievement Award (2022)
  • Selected as Fellow of Association of Information Systems (2020)
  • Inducted into “Circle of Compadres” by the KPMG PhD Project Information Systems Doctoral Student Association (2006)
  • Journal of AIS, Senior Editor of the Year, Editor of Annual Best Paper (2016 and 2018)
  • Saint Louis University Business School Research Award (2004, 2007, 2011, 2019)
  • Saint Louis University Business School Service Award (2011, 2017)

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Editor in Chief of Communications of Association for Information Systems journal (2020 - 2023)
  • Chair, ACM Special Interest Group on MIS (2017 - 2021)
  • Editorial Board Departmental Co-Editor, IS Project Management, Project Management Journal (2014 - 2020)
  • Senior Editor for Journal of Association for Information Systems (2008 - 2019)
  • Co-Program chair, International Conference on Information Systems (2000)
  • Facilitator/Coordinator, AIS College of Senior Scholars (2012 - 2016)

Community Work and Service

  • Advisory board member, “Prepare.AI,” Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis (2019 - 2020)
  • Founding member, Gateway Higher Education Consortium on Cybersecurity, St. Louis, MO (2017 - 2019)
  • Served in Togo, West Africa in US Peace Corps