About Us

Timothy R. Hill is a Professor, a Linda Morasch Innovative Teaching Fellow, and the Director of the School of Information Systems and Technology in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University. He holds a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA and a PhD in Management Information Systems from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. 

He has published in Management Science, Electronic Markets, Information Systems Management, Information Systems Frontiers, Communications of the Association for Information Systems and presented at the HICSS, ICIS and AMICS conferences among others. (RG Score = 16.10). He has chaired or co-chaired a number of mini-tracks at HICSS and AMCIS and he co-chaired the AMCIS Doctoral Consortium and Junior Faculty Consortium in 2009 and 2016, respectively. 

He has presented the Max Labs Project at Stanford University's ATXpo, at AMCIS 2016, and to the Chancellor of the California State University System

He imagined Max and her blog as a way to engage iGeneration students with humor and good story-telling while at the same time surreptitiously teaching them about Silicon Valley, the innovation industry and business technology concepts & practice. And it dawned on him that the free Developer Edition accounts from Salesforce.com were an ideal platform to make the story real. The Max Labs Project was born.


San Jose State University is a major metropolitan campus of around 2000 faculty and an ethnically and economically diverse student body numbering more than 30,000. Founded in 1857, it's the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast and a pillar in the California State University System, the largest in the world. SJSU produces the majority of the Silicon Valley workforce.

SJSU's School of Information Systems and Technology was established in 2016 from the Department of Management Information Systems. The School is housed in the AACSB-accredited Lucas College and Graduate School of Business.
The School's ten tenured/tenure-track faculty, hail from top programs such as Claremont Graduate University, University of Oklahoma, Indiana University, University of Arizona, Texas Tech, and University of Minnesota. Together with and around six practicing clinical faculty, the School offers Business majors an undergraduate concentration in Management Information Systems. 

The School houses the new Center for Organizational Resilience with a focus on CyberRisk Management. The School is one of six units across campus collaborating together as part of the Silicon Valley Center for Cybersecurity and Big Data.