Hugh  James Watson

Part-Time Instructor

C429 Benson Hall
630 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Email Address


Dr. Hugh J. Watson is a Professor of MIS and a holder of a C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Chair of Business Administration in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Hugh is a leading scholar and authority on business intelligence and analytics, having authored 24 books and over 150 scholarly journal articles. Hugh helped develop the conceptual foundation for decision support systems in the 1970’s, researched the development and implementation of executive information systems in the 1980’s, and for the past twenty years has specialized in data warehousing, BI, and analytics. Dr. Watson has consulted with numerous global organizations, including the World Bank, Intel, IBM, Conoco, and Glaxo, and conducted hundreds of executive development programs. Hugh is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and The Data Warehousing Institute and is the Senior Editor of the Business Intelligence Journal. He is also the founder of the Teradata University Network, a free portal for faculty and students who want to learn about data warehousing, BI/DSS, analytics, and database. For 20 years, Hugh was the consulting editor for John Wiley & Sons’ MIS series.


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
  • MIS
Florida State University
  • Business
Florida State University
  • Electrical Engineering
Purdue University

Research Interests

  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Warehousing

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Warehousing


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Association for Information Systems
The Data Warehousing Institute

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Senior Advisory Board
Communications of AIS
1998 - present
Senior Editor
Business Intelligence Journal
1996 - present
Editorial Board
Journal of MIS
1991 - present