Timothy R. Hill is a Professor and 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 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 = 17.03). 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. 

In 2014, he imagined Max and her blog as a way to engage iGeneration students with humor and good story-telling while at the same time delivering experiential learning about  business technology concepts & practice and how they play out in Silicon Valley's innovation industry. 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. 

In 2015, he presented the Max Labs at Stanford University's ATXpo and to the Chancellor of the California State University System. The AMCIS 2016 paper he co-authored with Bill Nance "Innovating Business Systems Labs for Engaging iGeneration Students" was selected as the Best Conference Paper in IS Education for 2016 by the AIS (Association for Information Systems), the premier global organization for IS academics. (See slides here). A case history of the labs he presented the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Jyväskylä, Finland placed 3rd in the Teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards Competition.

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 (SISTech), housed in the AACSB-accredited Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, is home to the Management Information Systems (MIS) program, a concentration within the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. 
SISTEch'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 about a dozen practicing clinical faculty, several of whom are practicing CIOs, they produce around 240 MIS graduates each year. 

SISTech houses the new Center for Organizational Resilience with a focus on CyberRisk Management. The department is one of six units across campus collaborating together as part of the Silicon Valley Center for Cybersecurity and Big Data to foster cross-disciplinary research and teaching in these areas.