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About Edwin-Michael Cortez

Dr. Ed Cortez is professor and director in the School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee. He joined the faculty in 2005 after serving on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for 17 years. Dr. Cortez has also been on the faculty of the University of Michigan, Pratt Institute, and the Catholic University of America, where he served as the acting dean.
Dr. Cortez’s research focuses on the interplay between information technology, organizational communication, and organizational effectiveness. His work is at the forefront of information technology design and management, relying on ethnographic and social network theories. These developmental research approaches have been applied in a number of projects, including the REEIS initiative (Research, Education & Economic Information Systems) whose aim was to build a comprehensive web-based information system in the field of agriculture. For three years he was the principal investigator on the project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Present Professor/Director, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • People to People Ambassadors Program, delegate to China, 2008
  • Graduate School Restructuring Task Force, Chair (2007-2008)
  • ALA, Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee Member, 2007-
  • Search Committee Chair, Dean of the Graduate School (2007)
  • People to People Ambassadors Program, delegate to South Africa, 2007
  • ASIST, Outstanding IS Teacher of the Year, 2005, Chair

Contact Information

Professor, Director
School of Information Sciences
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
453 Communications Building


Books and Monographs (4)

Book Chapters (1)

Conference Proceedings (12)

Refereed Articles (1)