Janine Elyse Aronson
Department of Management Information Systems


C418 Benson Hall
630 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
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Janine Elyse Aronson is a professor of Management Information Systems. She earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Operations Research, and Ph.D. in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research areas include artificial intelligence (in finance), decision making, business intelligence, business analytics, knowledge management, and network optimization. She has taught courses at several institutions overseas, notably in France, The Netherlands, China, and Colombia. Dr. Aronson authored over 50 refereed papers appearing in leading journals, wrote five books, and contributes to professional encyclopedias. Dr. Aronson regularly attends and speaks at international and national conferences. She has been a consultant to major international corporations and organizations. For a United Nations Development Program consulting job, she developed a model of the Chinese economy that ended a 40 year drought affecting 105 million people; and for another consulting job, increased the annual profit of a central Georgia clay producer by $20 million, boosting it to $180 million. These are but two of her most important professional achievements.

She is a professional magician, actor, improvisational comedy actor, musician, singer/songwriter, photographer, writer, poet, and more. Her hobbies include learning languages, photography, bicycling, motorcycling, playing bagpipes, guitar, ukulele, and more.


PhD, Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University, 1980

MS, Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon University, 1978

MS, Electrical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1976

BS, Electrical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1975

Prior Professional Positions

University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Department of Management Information Systems, Professor of Management Information Systems, 1993 to present

Many Various, Consultant, 1976 to present

University of Georgia, Management Sciences and Information Technology, Professor of Management Sciences and Information Technology, 1987 to 1993

Southern Methodist University, Operations Management, Adjunct Professor of Operations Management, 1980 to 1989

Southern Methodist University, Operations Research and Engineering Management, Professor of Operations Research and Engineering Management, 1980 to 1987


Many, Many, 1980 – present, Professional

Areas of Expertise

  • Knowledge Management

Research Interests

  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Models, Methods