Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D., is professor of Management Information Systems at California State University. Dr. Bidgoli helped set up the first PC lab in the United States and served as its first director. He is the author of 49 textbooks, 27 manuals, and over five dozen technical articles and papers on various aspects of computer applications, information systems, network security, e-commerce, and decision support systems published and presented throughout the world. Dr. Bidgoli also serves as the editor-in-chief of The Handbook of Technology Management, The Handbook of Computer Networks, The Handbook of Information Security, The Internet Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Information Systems.
The Encyclopedia of Information Systems was the recipient of one of the Library Journal’s Best Reference Sources for 2002 and The Internet Encyclopedia was recipient of one of the PSP Awards (Professional and Scholarly Publishing), 2004. Dr. Bidgoli was selected as the California State University, Bakersfield’s 2001- 2002 Professor of the Year. Also he was the recipient of 2015-2016, Faculty Scholarship and Creative Activity Award (Researcher of The Year). Dr. Bidgoli’s areas of interest include MIS Design, IS Security, Cybersecurity, Technology and Innovation Management, and the impacts of technology on society. Follow daily updates on MIS: Facebook (4LTR-Press-for-MIS), Twitter (@4LTRPress_MIS), and LinkedIn (4LTR Press for MIS).