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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 Ph.D. 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, and Communications of the Association for Information Systems among others (RG = 17.25) and he serves regularly in leadership roles at ICIS, AMCIS. He and his co-authors have twice been recognized with the AIS award for Best Conference Paper in IS Education.

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

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.