Fred Davis is Professor, David D. Glass Chair in Information Systems, and previously Chair of the Information Systems Department at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Davis earned his Ph.D. at MIT’s Sloan School of Management in 1986, and has served on the business school faculties at University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and University of Maryland. He has taught a wide range of information technology (IT) courses at the undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D., and executive levels. Dr Davis serves as Associate Editor for the scholarly journal Management Science, and has published extensive research on user acceptance of IT in the workplace and computer-assisted planning and decision making. Current research interests also include IT training and skill acquisition the motivation and retention of IT professionals, virtual teams, and technology-supported distance learning.