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Marie-Claude Boudreau

Maric Boudreau

Dr. Marie-Claude Boudreau  is an Associate Professor of MIS at the University of Georgia. Her current research focuses on creating sustainable business practices. Dr. Boudreau has authored articles published in both academic journals (e.g., Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Organization Science) and practitioner journals (e.g., MISQ Executive, The Academy of Management Executive, and Cutter Benchmark Review). Her teaching interests include data management, integrated software packages, globalization of IS, and qualitative research. She was a visiting professor at l’Université Jean Moulin, in Lyon (France), and Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia).

Dr. Boudreau received a PhD in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University, a Diplôme d’Enseignement Supérieur Spécialisé from l’École Supérieure des Affaires de Grenoble (France) and an MBA from l’Université Laval in Québec (Canada).

Tom Lawrence

Tom Lawrence

 Dr. Tom Lawrence, P.E. and LEED-AP:  Dr. Lawrence is a Senior Public Service Associate with the University of Georgia, and has 30 years of professional experience in engineering and environmentally related fields.  Before going back for his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue, he spent approximately 20 of those years in engineering and management positions in industry.  He is the past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8, “Building Environmental Impact and Sustainability”, and is a member of the committee which wrote the new ASHRAE standard on high-performance green buildings (Standard 189.1).  As an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he gives presentations and workshops on green building design at venues around the world.  At the University of Georgia, Dr. Lawrence teaches courses in Building HVAC, Green Building Design, Residential Building Design, and Heat Transfer.  As part of the Engineering Outreach program, he is helping to coordinate building energy reduction activities within the entire university system for the state of Georgia.

Dr. Lawrence has a B.S. with Highest Distinction honors in Environmental Science from Purdue University (1978), a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University (1982) and a second M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Washington University earned in 1989.  He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in the spring of 2004 researching the impacts of demand-controlled ventilation on energy consumption and indoor air quality in smaller commercial buildings.

Rick Watson

Rick Watson

Dr. Richard Watson is the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. His current research focuses on Energy Informatics and IS leadership. Professor Watson has published over 150 refereed journal articles and written books on electronic commerce and data management. His research has appeared in major academic and practitioner journals and been translation into multiple languages. He have given invited presentations to academics and executives in more than 30 countries.

Dr. Watson received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, where he studied on a Fulbright award, and his MBA from Monash University in Australia. In addition he holds a Diploma in Computation and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Western Australia. He is a fellow of the Association for Information Systems and the Royal Society for the Arts, and the Research Director for the Advanced Practices Council of the Society of Information Management, an exclusive forum for senior IS executives.

Jessie Zheng

Jessie Zheng

Dr. Zeng Zhenxiang is a professor in the School of Management at Hebei University of Technology. Her main research areas include green information systems, energy informatics, the strategy of sustainable development, and complex systems. Prof. Zeng has completed about 15 research projects sponsored by the provincial government or Chinese Natural Science Foundation. She has published two books and more than 90 research papers in journals and international conferences.

Dr. Zeng received her Ph.D. in management science and engineering from Tianjin University in 1999, her master degree in management engineering from Hebei University of Technology in 1988, and her bachelor in electrical engineering and automation from Tianjin University in 1985.

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