SIGGIS Chair Elect

Bio of James B. Pick

James Pick is professor in School of Business at University of Redlands. He was founding director of the university’s Center for Business GIS and Spatial Analysis, past chair of the Department of Management and Business, past assembly chair of the School of Business.
He was a founding member of SIGGIS and has been co-chair of the spatial mini-tracks for AMCIS for the past three years and is co-chair of the workshop on GIS to be given at AMCIS 2013. He was also co-chair of spatial mini-tracks of AMCIS 2003 and 2007. His AIS contributions include serving on the conference program committees of AMCIS 2006 and 2009 and chairing a variety of AMCIS mini-tracks over the past dozen years, for which he received AIS Spotlight recognition in 2010.
He is author of 75 journal articles and book chapters and 53 refereed conference proceedings in management information systems, geographic information systems, urban studies, and population, and author or co-author of eleven books on these topics, including Geographic Information Systems in Business (IGI Global, 2005), Geo-Business: GIS in the Digital Organization (John Wiley and Sons, 2008), and Exploring the Urban Community: A GIS Approach 2nd edition (Prentice Hall, 2012). His articles have appeared in such journals as Information Systems for Development, International Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Economic and Social Geography, Journal of Management Information Systems, Simulation, Journal of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, The Information Society, and Demography.
He serves as associate editor or editorial board member of five journals, including senior associate editor of European Journal of Information Systems. His current research focuses on spatial modeling of the worldwide and country digital divides, and on GIS strategies for business. He holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, M.S.Ed. from Northern Illinois University, and Ph.D. from University of California Irvine.