Janine Elyse Aronson


C418 Benson Hall
630 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Phone Numbers
Work 706-542-0991
Email Address


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.


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
  • Industrial Administration
Carnegie Mellon University
  • Operations Research
Carnegie Mellon University
  • Electrical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
  • Electrical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Research Interests

  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Models, Methods

Areas of Expertise

  • Knowledge Management

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
University of Georgia
Terry College of Business
Department of Management Information Systems
Professor of Management Information Systems 1993 to present
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


Company Location Year(s)
Many Many 1976 - present
United Nations Peoples Republic of China 1990 - 1999
Asian Development Bank Peoples Republic of China 1990 - 1999
IMERYS Sandersville 1993 - 1994


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
Many 1980 - present Professional