Alan R. Hevner

Alan Hevner

Professor and Eminent Scholar
Room: CIS 2076
Phone: (813) 974-6753
Fax: (813) 974-6749

An Eminent Scholar in the Information Systems Decision Sciences Department, Alan Hevner also holds the Citigroup/Hidden River Chair of Distributed Technology. He teaches graduate courses in software architecture, testing, and advanced information systems analysis and design. Hevner was recently elected an AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. The honor recognizes substantive contributions in this industry, particularly in the areas of design science research, cleanroom software engineering and distributed database systems.

Emphasizing the synergy between teaching and research, Hevner's interests include information systems development, software engineering, distributed database systems, healthcare systems, and service-oriented computing. He has coauthored chapters, books, and published 150+ papers on these topics. A significant number of his research contributions have been implemented and evaluated in business and industrial information systems; he was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of design sciences at the 2009 International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology.

Hevner earned bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees from Purdue University. He joined USF's faculty in 1994 after serving on the faculty of the University of Maryland and University of Minnesota. A member of ACM, IEEE, AIS and INFORMS, Hevner serves on the editorial board of MIS Quarterly. Hevner has also served as a program manager at the National Science Foundation.


Recent Research


An internationally recognized scholar in Information Systems, Dr. Hevner serves as a Senior Editor of the Management Information Systems Quarterly, the top-ranked IS journal. He has presented research seminars around the globe, including recent talks in China, Australia, France, and throughout the U.S. He recently received a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to design research.