Joey F. George, renowned scholar and current president of the Association for Information Systems, will kick off the 2010-11 Brown Bag Lecture Series at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies at noon on Tuesday, September 7. The lecture will be held in the Katzer Room, 347 Hinds Hall.

George will present “Programmatic Multidisciplinary Research: Report on a Multi-Year Project” and will discuss his 5 ½ year research project that focused on deceptive computer-mediated communication—or lying online.

The project, which the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research funded from 2001 to 2006, involved researchers from three universities and encompassed 13 separate studies. His talk will cover the theoretical basis for the studies, descriptions of the studies, and a brief summary of the major findings. He will also address the challenges and opportunities of conducting multidisciplinary research.

George is professor of information systems and the Thomas L. Williams Jr. Eminent Scholar in Information Systems in the College of Business at Florida State University. His research interests focus on the use of information systems in the workplace, including deceptive computer-mediated communication, computer-based monitoring, and group support systems.

He was the editor-in-chief of Communications of the Association for Information Systems from 2006-2009, and currently, he serves as a senior editor for Information Systems Research. He served as conference co-chair for the 2001 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in New Orleans, and as the ICIS doctoral consortium co-chair in 2003. He will also be the conference chair for the 2012 ICIS to be held in Orlando, Fla. In 2008, he was selected as a fellow of the Association for Information Systems, an organization for which he now currently serves as president.