Jordana George

Ph.D. Candidate - Information Systems
Information Systems

Contact Information

Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation¬†310.22

Educational Background

  • MBA, Pennsylvania State University
  • MFA, Univ Calif Davis
  • BA, Univ Calif Davis

Work Experience

  • Doctoral Student, Baylor University (September 2015 - Present)
  • Sr. Product Support Manager, HomeAway (August 2014 - September 2015)
  • Coordinator for Community Education, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (2012 - 2014)
  • Director of Customer Support Services, Austin Independent School District (2010 - 2012)
  • Implementation & Solutions Manager, Neopost (2006 - 2010)
  • General Manager, Sage Tracker - World Tracking Solutions (2005 - 2006)
  • Vice President of Operations, Chaos Media Networks (2002 - 2003)
  • Vice President of Client Services, Clockware (2001 - 2002)
  • Director of Customer Support, Walt Disney Internet Group (1999 - 2000)

Awards and Honors

  • Doctoral Student Service Award, Association for Information Systems (December 10, 2017)
  • OCDF Fellow, Open Collaboration Data Factories (December 2016)

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management (2016 - Present)
  • The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (2016 - Present)
  • Association for Information Systems (2015 - Present)


Jordana George has over 20 years in technology management with private and public organizations, including the Walt Disney Internet Company, ADP, Austin Independent School District, New Mexico Tech, and HomeAway. Her past roles have ranged from director and VP level positions over technical support and client services groups to educational administration. Her background in both the arts and in business gives Jordana a unique and creative perspective in the management of technology. She has taught over a dozen higher education courses at New Mexico Tech, the University of New Mexico (Valencia), and the University of California at Davis. At Baylor she teaches MIS 3305 Management Information Systems and 3320 Systems Analysis and Design. More information may be found at


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Why Marginalized Groups Struggle to Leverage Digital Activism," (August 2018) (coauthors: Dorothy E. Leidner).

"Contemporary Issues of Open Data in Information Systems Research: Considerations and Recommendations," Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 26 (coauthors: Georg J.P. Link, Kevin Lumbard, Kieran Conboy, Michael Feldman, Joseph Feller, Matt Germonprez, Sean Goggins, Deborah Jeske, Gaye Kiely, Kristen Schuster, Matt Willis). Link, G., Lumbard, K., Conboy, K., Feldman, M., Feller, J., George, J., … Willis, M. (2017). Contemporary Issues of Open Data in Information Systems Research: Considerations and Recommendations. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 41(1). Retrieved from

"How Does Guanxi Affect Intention to Share Knowledge in the US? A Replication Study," AIS Transactions on Replication Research, pp. 13 (coauthors: Jie Kevin Yang). George, J., & Yan, J. K. (2017). How Does Guanxi Affect Intention to Share Knowledge in the US? A Replication Study. AIS Transactions on Replication Research, 3(1), 3.

"Chartering Predictive Analytics: A Case Study," pp. 10 (coauthors: Wallace Chipidza, Hope W. Koch). Chipidza, W., George, J., & Koch, H. (2016). Chartering Predictive Analytics: A Case Study. In Proceedings of the Twenty-second Americas Conference on Information Systems (p. 10). San Diego, CA: Association for Information Systems. Retrieved from

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"When the Door Shuts: Loss of Open Data - TREO Talk," Proceedings of the Americas Conference for Information Systems, Boston, August 2017, Vol. amcis2017/TREOs/Presentations/55/.

"Digital activism: a hierarchy of political commitment," presented at the Big XII+ MIS Symposium, Omaha, NE, April 2017.

"Open Data Research: a Case Study at," Proceedings of the Issues in Shared and Collaborative Scientific Research, Dublin, Ireland, 2017.

"How Does Gender Affect IS Journal Publications?," presented at the 2nd Post-ICIS Research Workshop 2016, in Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, December 2016.

"The Poor Get Poorer and the Rich Get Fiber," Proceedings of the American Conference on Information Systems, San Diego, CA, August 2016 (coauthors: Stacie Petter).
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