Thomas W. Ferratt

Contact Information

Thomas W. Ferratt

Professor & Sherman-Standard Register Endowed Chair in MIS

  • Full-Time Faculty

Courses Taught

  • MBA 665 - Systems Analysis and Design
  • MIS 220 - Exploring Careers in Information Systems
  • MIS 301 Honors - Information Systems in Organizations
  • MIS 325 - Programming for Business Systems
  • MIS 380 - Systems Analysis and Re-Engineering


  • Ohio State University, PhD, 1974
  • Ohio State University, MBA, 1973
  • University of Notre Dame, BBA, 1968

Professional Activities

  • Senior Editor, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2014-present
  • ACM SIGMIS CPR 2013 Conference, Co-Chair
  • Associate Editor, MIS Quarterly, 2007-2011
  • ACM SIGMIS CPR 2007 Conference, Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair
  • Associate Editor, Information Systems Research, 2005-2007

Research Interests

  • Managing information systems professionals
  • Issues in information systems education

Selected Publications

  • Niederman, F., Ferratt, T. W., Trauth, E. M. (2016). On the Co-Evolution of Information Technology and Information Systems Personnel. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 47(1), 29-50.
  • Ferratt, T. W., Hall, S., Kanet, J. J. (2016). Out of the Fog: A Program Design for Understanding Alternative Career Choices: Examples in Management Information Systems and Operations Management. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 38 (Article 4), 106-121.
  • Salisbury, W. D., Ferratt, T. W., Wynn, D. E. (2015). Assessing the Emphasis on Information Security in the SA&D Course. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 36 (Article 18), 337-356.
  • Ferratt, T. W., Prasad, J., Enns, H. (2012). Synergy and Its Limits in Managing Information Technology Professionals. Information Systems Research, 23(4), 1175-1194.