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Information systems educator

Ephraim Rankin McLean, information systems educator.


McLean, Ephraim Rankin was born on January 7, 1936.


BME, Cornell University, 1958. Master of Science in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970.


Manufacturing management, then system analyst positions Procter & Gamble Company, 1958-1965. Instructor tracked vehicle section automotive branch United States Army Ordnance School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, 1959. System analyst Cambridge (Massachusetts) Thermionic Corporation, 1966-1967.

Research assistant Sloan School Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1966-1969, instructor information system, 1969. Assistant professor Graduate School Management University of California at Los Angeles, 1969-1975, associate professor, 1975-1987. Professor, George E. Smith eminent scholar's chair Georgia State University, Atlanta, since 1987.

Director computing services Graduate School Management, University of California at Los Angeles, 1970-1974, chairman computers and information systems, 1972-1973, 77-80, 83-84, 86-87, founder/director computers and information systems research program, 1978-1987. Member advisory board Information Institute, International Academy Santa Barbara, California, 1983-1987. Member advisory committee Information Systems Faculty Development Institute, American Assembly Collegiate School Business and University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1982, 84.

Consultant numerous business and educational organizations, since 1967. Visiting professor University South Australia, Adelaide, 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with J.V. Soden) Strategic Planning for Management Information System, 1977. (with E. Turban and J. Wetherbe) Information Technology for Management, 1996, second edition, 1999. Co-editor: Management Applications in APL, 1981, Decision Support Systems: A Decade in Perspective, 1986, The Management of Information Systems, 1989, 2nd edition, 1994, professor conference proceedings.

      Associate editor Data Base, 1990-1994, co-editor, since 1994. Member editorial board/advisory board, referee many professional publications public companies. Contributor numerous articles and reviews to professional journals, magazines, other publications.


2nd lieutenant ordnance corps United States Army Reserve, 1958-1959. 1st lieutenant ordnance corps New Jersey Army National Guard, 1959-1965. Captain ordnance corps Massachusetts Army National Guard, 1965-1968.

Fellow Association for Information System (founding member, vice president affiliated organizations 1995-1997, executive director since 1998). Member International Academy Information Management (board directors since 1992), EDUCOM (affiliate) Decision Sciences Institute, International Federation Information Processing (founding member working group on decision support system since 1981), International Conference on Information Systems (founding member advisory board since 1980, chairman executive committee 1986-1987, 96-98, executive director since 1998, co-chairman executive committee 1998), Society for Information Management (Atlanta chapter, member national president's council 1985-1998, member national executive committee 1976-1979, 85-87, vice president chapter development and alliances 2000, vice president acd. affairs since 2001, 3d place juried paper award competition 1987), Institute Management Sciences, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Mensa, Sigma Xi.


Married; 3 children.