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About Christopher J. Davis

Christopher Davis is Professor of Information Systems at the University of South Florida in Saint Petersburg, USA. He holds a doctorate in Information Systems from the University of the West of England, UK. His research explores the way designers and users make sense of information systems and technologies, and their impacts on the expertise of communities of practice: these communities include physicians and other clinicians; fingerprint and forensic scientists and enterprise architects. His current work focuses on creativity and sense making in design, which builds on the socio-cognitive orientation of his doctoral thesis. His work has been published in a range of outlets including Communications of the ACM, the Journal of Computer Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Informing Science, the Journal of Applied Business Research and the MIS Quarterly. Dr. Davis is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the British Computer Society; has served as Associate Editor of the European Journal of Information Systems and currently serves as the Chairman of The Open Group IT4IT™ Forum.


Present Professor, University of South Florida

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Neurophysiological analysis of visual syntax in design, Proceedings of the Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS May, 2015, Gmunden, Austria.
  • Student engagement: The core model and inter-cohort analysis, Proceedings of the Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON2014), Baltimore, MD (with K. Kmetz), November 2014.


  • Systems Analysis and Design (ISM3113)
  • Information Systems In Organizations (ISM3011)
  • Global Information Systems (ISM4382)
  • Contemporary Issues in ISM (ISM6930)


Ph.D., University of the West of England, Bristol ‐ Management Information Systems
M.S., Council for National Academic Awards
Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of the West of England, Bristol
B.A., Council for National Academic Awards

Contact Information

Office: LPH 424

Phone: 727-873-4944 
Fax: 727-873-4571


Peer Reviewed Article (22)

Presentation (38)