Carina de Villiers is full professor and Head of the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.  She obtained a BSc(Computer Science and Mathematics), Higher Education Diploma, Diploma in Tertiary Education, MEd (Didactics) cum laude, Honours degree in Computer Science and PhD(Informatics) degree. She is a member of several international bodies and serves on a number of editorial and advisory boards for journals, including IT and Development and Information Systems Research. She holds a National Research Foundation rating as an established IS researcher since 2000.