Dr. George M. Marakas is a Full Professor of Information Systems and the Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies for FIU Business. His teaching expertise includes Digital Transformation, Systems Analysis and Design, Technology-Assisted Decision Making, Electronic Commerce, Management of IS Resources, Behavioral Research Methods, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, and Data Visualization and Decision Support. In addition, George is an active researcher in Systems Analysis Methods, Data Mining and Visualization, Creativity Enhancement, Conceptual Data Modeling, Technology Acceptance, and Computer Self-Efficacy.
Dr. Marakas received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Florida International University and his MBA from Colorado State University. Prior to his position at FIU, he was a tenured member of senior faculty at University of Kansas and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, as well as an assistant professor at University of Maryland and adjunct faculty member at Helsinki School of Economics. Preceding his academic career, he enjoyed a highly successful career in the banking and real estate industries. His corporate experience includes senior management positions with Continental Illinois National Bank and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In addition, George served as the first President and CEO for CMC Group, Inc., a major real estate development firm in Miami, FL for three years.
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Marakas has distinguished himself both through his research and in the classroom. He has received numerous national teaching awards and his research has appeared in the top journals in his field including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, European Journal of Information Systems, and Management Science. He is also the author of five best-selling textbooks in information systems: Decision Support Systems for the 21st Century, Systems Analysis and Design: An Active Approach, Data Warehousing, Mining, and Visualization: Core Concepts and Management Information Systems and Introduction to Information Systems with Professor James O’Brien.
Dr. Marakas has devoted his energies to doctoral education throughout his career and has served as chair for more than 20 doctoral dissertation committees and as member for 17 dissertation committees.
Beyond his academic endeavors, George is also an active consultant and has served as an advisor to major organizations including the Central Intelligence Agency, British-American Tobacco, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Defense, Xavier University, Citibank Asia-Pacific, Nokia Corporation, Heineken International, Professional Records Storage, Inc., and United Information Systems, among many others. His consulting activities are concentrated primarily on digital transformation of processes, global IT strategy, design and deployment of global IT architectures, workflow reengineering, e-Business strategy, and ERP and CASE tool integration.
George's community service include serving as past chairman for the South Dade Chamber of Commerce and he is currently a member of the Baptist Health Foundation Board and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Business Analytics; Computer Self-Efficacy; Corporate Global IT Strategy; Search Engine Optimization; Doctoral Education