Brief Bio

Dr. Deepak Khazanchi is Full Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Community Engagement and Internationalization Officer in the College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T), University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Prior to becoming Associate Dean, he served as Chair of the Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis department in the College of IS&T. He is also an affiliate faculty in UNO’s International Studies & Programs and the Leonard and Shirley Goldstein Center for Human Rights (GCHR). He has served as a visiting/adjunct faculty with the Center for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) at the University of Agder (Kristiansand, Norway), University of International Business & Economics (Beijing, China), and Management Center Innsbruck (Innsbruck, Austria). Dr. Khazanchi currently serves on the Board of Management for the Sir Padmpat Singhania University (Udaipur, India), the Executive Council for Bennett University (NOIDA, India). He is also an active advisor and external examiner for a number of universities around the world.

Dr. Khazanchi has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, and conferences. Over the last two decades, he has received approximately $4 million in grant funding and donations from private foundations, corporations, federal, and state agencies to support his teaching, research and community engagement activities. Dr. Khazanchi’s current research interests are focused in the areas of virtual project management, virtual teams in crisis settings, health IT interventions, disaster ehealth, project management assurance, B2B assurance services and risk analysis in extended enterprise environments, research methods in IT, and the application of philosophy of science in computing disciplines.  His research has been published in both practitioner and peer-reviewed journals such as The ISACA Journal, Communications of the Association of Information Systems (CAIS), Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), Electronic Markets, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Management, Journal of Information Technology Management, ACM’s DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Journal of Computer Information Systems, American Journal of Business, and Information Processing and Management. He has also presented his research at a number of national/international/regional peer-reviewed conferences. Dr. Khazanchi has given practitioner-oriented talks, seminars & workshops to companies and organizations in the USA, India and Norway on a variety of topics such as: “Beyond Innovation: Using Transformative Thinking as a part of our Daily Work”, “Issues in Global Project Management”, “Best Practices in IT project Management,” “Project Management Assurance”, and “Patterns of Effective Virtual Project Management.”

Dr. Khazanchi has been engaged in collaborative interactions with the business and nonprofit community through various R&D projects, service to the IT profession and community at the regional, national and international levels. He was one of the founding board members, served as chairman and currently continues to serve on the board of directors of the nonprofit, Collective for Youth in Omaha. Deepak is also currently a member of the board of trustees for the Brownell Talbot School. He has served as the President/President-elect of the Midwest Association of Information Systems (http://www.mwais.org), AMCIS representative member of the Association of Information Systems Council (http://www.aisnet.org), and the Chair of AMCIS Site Advisory committee.  Dr. Khazanchi is the founder and first President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group for IT Project Management and hosted its inaugural international research workshop on IT PM in Milwaukee, WI in December of 2006. This conference is now held annually in conjunction with the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). He has served as the conference co-chair of the Americas Conference in Information Systems (AMCIS) held in Omaha from August 11-14th, 2005. He has also served as the VP of Programs for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Heartland Chapter.

Dr. Khazanchi arrived in academics after working in managerial and technical positions with responsibility for designing structures (bridges and buildings) and as a project engineer for a multinational construction project.  He received the Ph.D. degree with a specialization in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University. Prior to this, he earned the MBA degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and obtained an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (India). He can be reached via e-mail at khazanchi@unomaha.edu, his “web presence” is at https://dkhazanchi.com/ and @khazanchi on twitter. He is living his dream as an academic and enjoys any free time he has with his family.