Texas Tech University

James Wetherbe, Ph.D.

Richard Schulze Distinguished Professor

Email: jim.wetherbe@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.0930

Office Hours: By Appointment

Room Number: E304

Education: Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Area of Expertise:
 Management Information Systems, Organizational, Behavior and Computer Science Management


James Wetherbe

About Jim

James (Jim) Wetherbe has a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, Organizational Behavior, and Computer Science with over 40 years experience in academia and industry. Experience includes professorial and administrative positions in higher education including the Universities of Minnesota, Memphis, Houston, and Texas Tech; and management positions with computing, energy, and consulting companies. Rated as one of the top 12 consultants and lecturers on MIS by Information Week, also ranked as one of the 20 most influential scholars in the field. Co-recipient of the first MIS Quarterly Distinguished Scholar Award, author or co-author of 35 books (including multiple editions) and widely published in top journals with over 13,000 citations. Jim has brought in over $15 million in funded research during academic career. He served on the Board of several major corporations including Best Buy and CIBER. He was honored as Distinguished alumnus of Texas Tech and New Mexico State Universities and in the Hall of Fame of New Mexico State University


Awards and Honors

  • MIS Quarterly: Co-Recipient of the first Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Information Week Ranked as Top Twelve MIS Speakers and Consultants
  • Ranked 13th most influential researcher in the field of MIS, Examining Scholarly Influence: A Study in Hirsch Metrics and Social Network Analysis, Hirotoshi Takeda, Dissertation, Georgia State University 2011
  • Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange (EIX): Founding Editor in Chief
  • Research Fellow of two think-tanks: CSC Index Group, Cambridge and the Concours Group, Houston
  • DATABASE : Editor
  • Society for Information Management: Board of Directors, Conference Chairperson, Publisher and Editor MIS Quarterly
  • Prentice Hall: MIS Series Editor
  • Executive Book Summaries: The World On Time: The 11 Management Principles That Made FedEx an Overnight Sensation, awarded top 30 book published 1997
  • Computing Newsletter: System Analysis for Computer-Based Information Systems: Awarded Best Systems Analysis Textbook
  • Best Buy, Board of Directors Distinguished Service Award 15 years. During tenure BBY was one of the top ten performing stocks on NYSE and was awarded best managed company by Forbes. Chair of Strategic Planning Committee and member of Compensation Committee
  • CIBER, Board of Directors, Chair of Compensation, Audit Committee, Nomination Committee
  • Board of Directors: Dayport, Sandia Motorsports, Bizideo, and Ilostmyjob.com• University of Memphis: FedEx Chaired Professor of Excellence in IT, founder of the FedEx Center for Cycle Time Research and Journal of Cycle Time Research
  • University of Minnesota, Excellence in Teaching and Distinguished Service Award, founder of the MIS Executive Institute and the Seminar for the Systems, Publisher and Editor MIS Quarterly
  • Texas Tech University: Robert Stevenson Chaired Professor, Distinguished Alum Award 2006, Dean's Advisory Council, Excellence in Teaching Executive MBA Award
  • New Mexico State University: Beta Gamma Sigma National Scholastic Honorary Society, Distinguished Alum Award 1991, Hall of Fame Award 2003, Alum Selfless Acts Award 2005, Dean's Advisory Council