Dr. Radhika Santhanam Is currently the director of the MIS division at the Price Colelge of Business at the University of Oklahoma.
The MIS division at the Price College of Business consists of a vibrant group of faculty, staff, and students, collaborating to develop student skills, research, and advance knowledge on information technologies for organizational use. Since its inception in 1995, the division has grown and thrived as a place for high quality information technology education and research. Through the Center for MIS studies (CMISS), faculty and students constantly interact with industry representatives, who provide guidance in curriculum development, provide scholarships for students, support faculty research, and offer internship/jobs to students.
CMISS is a partnership between academia and business to share the knowledge, skills, and efforts of the University of Oklahoma's MIS Division with member firms in a framework that encourages innovation and productivity. CMISS was created in 1996 to provide a forum for CIOs, their direct reports, top level IT executives, faculty and students to meet and discuss mutually interesting business issues related to technology.
The graduate program in Information Technology was recently ranked among top 20 Business Analytics programs in the country, while earlier the undergraduate program was ranked 36th nationally(https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/business-management-marketing-sales/mis-management-information-systems/rankings/top-ranked/p4.html). Division faculty are globally recognized for their scholarship with their research publications for the last three years in major MIS journals ranking among the top 20 business schools nationally and globally. Faculty are successful in attracting research grant funds from federal and local agencies. Faculty hold senior editorial positions in the premier journals, i.e., MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and the Journal of the Association for Information Systems. They also serve in leadership roles, i.e., program chairs, track chairs, for their two major conferences – the Americas Conference on Information Systems and the International Conference on Information Systems, and various other conferences. Division programs are popular among Price College students, and MIS was noted as one of the fastest growing majors in the college with much growth potential.