Alan R. Hevner

Alan Hevner

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

Alan R. Hevner is a Distinguished University Professor and Eminent Scholar in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida. He also holds the Citigroup/Hidden River Chair of Distributed Technology. Hevner's areas of research interest include design-science research, information-systems development, software engineering, distributed-database systems, healthcare systems and Internet of Things computing. He has published more than 200 research papers on these topics and has consulted for a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Hevner received doctorate in computer science from Purdue University and has held faculty positions at the University of Maryland and the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and INFORMS.

Additional honors include selection as a Parnas Fellow at Lero, the Irish software research center and a Schoeller Senior Fellow at Friedrich Alexander University in Germany. He also is a recipient of the Design Science Research Lifetime Achievement Award. From 2006-09, he served as a program manager at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate.


Recent Research


An internationally recognized scholar in Information Systems, 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 United States. He recently received a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to design research.