Henry C. Lucas, Jr. is the Robert H. Smith Professor of Information at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the University of Maryland and the Chair of the Decision, Operations and Information Technologies Department.  Professor Lucas’ research interests include IT-enabled transformations, disruptive technologies, the impact of information technology on organizations, IT in organization design and the value of information technology.  Professor Lucas is currently studying the impact of technology on higher education and has taught a MOOC on Coursera, online and blended classes.

He is the author of a dozen books and more than 90 articles in professional periodicals on the impact of technology, information technology in organization design, the return on investments in technology, implementation of information technology, decision-making for technology, and information technology and corporate strategy.  He was the vice president of publications for the Association for Information Systems (AIS) from 1995-1998 and editor-in-chief of the AIS electronic journals, Communications of AIS and Journal of AIS from 1998-2002.  He received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.