E. Burton Swanson is a Professor and Area Chair for Information Systems at UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is also Director of the Information Systems Research Program. Professor Swanson began his academic career at UCLA in 1974. Earlier he worked with IBM, primarily in application system development. Since obtaining his doctorate, he has held visiting positions in Germany, Belgium and England.
Professor Swanson is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and also a recipient of its LEO award for exceptional lifetime achievement. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Information Systems Research, 1987-92. Earlier he was also a co-founder of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), in 1980. Professor Swanson's research examines the life cycles of systems in organizations, addressing issues of innovation, implementation, utilization, and maintenance. He has authored more than one hundred scholarly articles. His most recent work addresses organizing visions for innovating with IT.
Locally, Professor Swanson is a member of the Southern California chapter of the Society of Information Management (SIM), and also works with the Anderson School's Information Systems Associates, a group of senior practitioners that provides support for the School.