Lakshmi Iyer

Associate Professor and Director of ISSCM Graduate Programs

Personal Bio

Dr. Iyer obtained her Ph.D. from The Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA in 1997 after completing her Masters in Industrial Engineering at The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1991. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from MVJ College of Engineering, The Bangalore University, India in 1989.

She is married to Dr. Venkat M. Iyer who is a professor in Accounting program at UNCG in the Department of Accounting. They have two wonderful sons Akshay (22 yrs.) and Jay (19 years).

Lakshmi Iyer is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research interests are in the two broad areas: emerging technologies (impact on organizations and users) and social inclusion in IS. Her research work has been published or accepted for publication in Journal of Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Communications of the AIS, Communications of the ACM, eService Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, International Journal of Business Intelligence Research, Annals of OR, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Information Systems Management, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, and others. Dr. Iyer has served or is serving as a Guest Editor for Communications of the ACM, and the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research. She is a Board member of Teradata University Network and past-Chair of Special Interest Group in Decision Support and Analytics (SIGDSA, formerly SIGDSS). She is also involved in community engaged outreach and scholarship that furthers the role of women in IT ( She is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and received the Dr. Shirley Hall Award from AAUW Greensboro Branch in April 2011 for exemplary contribution to enrich STEM education for women. She has received funding from AAUW and the National Center for Women in IT for her “Women in IT” activities and was awarded the NCWIT’s 2015 Education Award.