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Thomas W. Ferratt

Professor Emeritus


School of Business Administration: MIS, OSC and Business Analytics


Email: Thomas W. Ferratt
Phone: 937-229-2938


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

Professional Activities

  • 2020 ACM SIGMIS Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Senior Editor, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2014-2016
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Ferratt, T. W., Prasad, J., Enns, H. (2012). Synergy and Its Limits in Managing Information Technology Professionals. Information Systems Research, 23(4), 1175-1194.