Timothy Kayworth

Graduate Programs
Professor - Information Systems & Business Analytics

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4751
Fax:  (254) 710-1091
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98005
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation Graduate Business.410.06

Office Hours

MW: 2-5pm; Friday: 9-12pm

Educational Background

  • PHD - Computer Information Systems, Florida State University
  • MBA - Computer Information Systems, Florida State University
  • BA - Economics, Columbia Universityin The City Ny

Work Experience

  • Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs, Baylor University (October 31, 2017 - Present)
  • Full Professor, Baylor University (August 15, 2012 - Present)
  • Department Chair of Information Systems, Baylor University (August 15, 2006 - August 15, 2016)
  • Associate Professor of Information Systems, Baylor University (August 15, 2003 - August 15, 2012)
  • Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Baylor University (August 15, 1996 - August 15, 2003)
  • Operations Manager, The Alpeco Group (June 1989 - December 1990)
  • MIS Director, The Mariner Group (June 1987 - June 1989)
  • Systems Analyst/Manager of Systems & Procedures, The Mariner Group (March 1983 - May 1987)
  • Staff Consultant, Coopers and Lybrand (July 1982 - February 1983)
  • Mathematics Instructor/Football Coach, Boca Raton High School (March 1978 - June 1980)

Awards and Honors

  • Runner Up: SWBDA Bobby Bizzell Innovative Achievement Award, Southwest Business Dean's Association (May 4, 2015)
  • EBI MBA Exit Assessment Rated #1, EBI (June 1, 2011)
  • Best Reviewer Award, Journal of Strategic Information Systems (October 13, 2010)
  • Bobby B. Bizzell Innovative Achievement Award, Southwestern Business Dean's Association (June 15, 2009)
  • Young Researcher Award, Baylor University- Hankamer School of Business (May 2001)
  • Hankamer Summer Sabbatical, Hankamer School of Business (May 2000)

Licensures and Certifications

  • SAP Fundamentals, SAP (May 1, 2010 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Information Systems
  • Beta Gamma Sigma


Timothy Kayworth is Professor and Department Chair of Information Systems in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. He has prior industry experience in information systems consulting and has also held positions as MIS director and operations manager for private sector firms. Professor Kayworth's research interests center on the management of IT in organizations. Recent research projects have included such topics as leadership in global virtual teams, the impact of organizational culture on knowledge management practice, the role of culture in information systems research, and information security governance. His work has been published in such journals as MIS Quarterly, the Journal of Management Information Systems, the European Management Journal, and DATABASE as well as in numerous international IS conference proceedings.


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

Koch, Hope; Chipidza, Wallace; and Kayworth, Tim. “Realizing Value from Shadow Analytics: A Case Study.” Journal of Strategic Information Systems, April 2021.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Questions to Consider: Master of Business Administration Online," (July 2019).

"Getting Information Systems Programs Classified as STEM: A US-based Perspective from an AIS Task Force Study and Panel Discussion," Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 44, (September 2018), pp. 555-567 (coauthors: Mary C Jones, Mark Srite, Ranga Chandrasekaran, Lakshmi I Iyer, Jason B Thatcher).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Effective Information Security Requires a Balance of Social and Technology Factors," MIS Quarterly Executive, Vol. 9, No. 3, (September 2010), pp. 117-129 (coauthors: Dwayne Whitten).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Koch, Hope and Kayworth, Tim. “Partnering with the Majors: A Process Approach to Increasing IS Enrollment,” Journal of Information Systems Education, 20(4), 2009, pp. 439-450.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Knowledge Management and Organizational Culture," , Armonk, NY, June 2008, pp. 40-60 (coauthors: D. Leidner, I. Becerra-Fernandez, Dorothy L. Leidner).

Global Information Systems: The Implications of Culture for IS Management, Oxford, May 2008 (coauthors: Dororthy Leidner, Timothy Kayworth, Dorothy E. Leidner).

"The Role of Culture in Knowledge Management: A Case Study of Two Global Firms," , Hershey, PA, November 2007, pp. Chapter 8 pp. 199-219 (coauthors: Ned Kock, Dorothy E. Leidner, Miriam Alavi).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"PFM Devices- Complex Project Initiatives," (September 2007) (coauthors: Mark Embry).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"A Review of Culture in Information Systems Research: Towards a Theory of IT Infusion (forthcoming)," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 2, (June 2006), pp. 357-399 (coauthors: Dorothy E. Leidner).

"A Review of Culture in Information Systems Research: Toward a Theory of Information Technology Culture Conflict," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 2, (June 2006), pp. 657-399 (coauthors: Dorothy E. Leidner).

"The Role of Culture in Knowledge Management: A Case Study of Two Global Firms," International Journal of e-Collaboration, Vol. 2, No. 1, (2006), pp. 17-40 (coauthors: Dorothy E. Leidner, M. Alavi).

"An Empirical Examination of the Influence of Organizational Culture on Knowledge Management Practices," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 22, No. 3, (2006), pp. 191-224 (coauthors: M. Alavi, Dorothy E. Leidner).

"What is a Chief Privacy Officer? An Analysis Based Upon Mintzberg's Taxonomy of Managerial Roles," Communications of the AIS, Vol. 16, No. 6, (July 2005), pp. 110-126 (coauthors: Dwayne Whitten, Leslie Brocatto).

"Organizational Culture as a Knowledge Resource," , Berlin/Heidelberg, 2003, pp. 235-252 (coauthors: C. Holsapple, Dorothy Leidner (Texas Christian University)).

"Theoretical Justifications for IT Infrastructure Investments," , Hershey, PA, 2002, pp. 73-89 (coauthors: Mehdi Khosrowpour, Debabroto Chatterjee (Washington State University) and V. Sambamurthy (University of Maryland)).

"Leadership Effectiveness in Global Virtual Teams," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 18, No. 3, (2002), pp. 7-40 (coauthors: Dorothy E. Leidner).

"Leadership Effectiveness in Virtual Teams," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 18, No. 3, (1st Quarter 2002), pp. 7-40 (coauthors: Dorothy Leidner (Texas Christian University & INSEAD)).

"Theoretical Justification for IT Infrastructure Investments," Information Resources Management Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, (Summer 2001), pp. 5-14 (coauthors: D. Chatterjee (Washington State) and V. Sambamurthy (Univ. of Maryland)).

"Facilitating Localized Exploitation and Globalized Integration in the Use of IT Infrastructure: The Role of IT Infrastructure Standards," Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, The, Vol. 31, No. 4, (Fall 2000), pp. 54-77 (coauthors: V. Sambamurthy (University of Maryland)).

"The Global Virtual Manager," European Management Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2, (2000), pp. 183-194 (coauthors: Dorothy Leidner).

Presentations and Proceedings

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