Liddle Appointed as New Chair of Information Systems

PROVO, Utah – Jun 01, 2020 – BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian announced the appointment of Stephen Liddle as the new chair for the Department of Information Systems. Liddle began his new role on 18 May and takes over for Bonnie Anderson, who recently became associate dean at BYU Marriott.

“Steve has served capably for the last twenty years with the Rollins Center,” Madrian says. “We are grateful for his many, many years of service there, and we are excited to see the wonderful work and innovations that will be created by the Department of Information Systems under Steve’s leadership.”

After earning his PhD in computer science from BYU in 1995, Liddle joined BYU’s business school faculty. While at BYU Marriott, Liddle has taken on many different roles including faculty advisor, interim director, director, academic director, and executive director of the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, which began as the Rollins Center for eBusiness and later merged with the BYU Center for Entrepreneurship.

Liddle holds the J. Owen Cherrington Professorship in the Department of Information Systems. He teaches mobile app development, web development, systems design, and other topics related to the practical application of computer systems and conceptual modeling. In addition to teaching, Liddle has authored and co-authored approximately seventy refereed academic papers and is the technical developer of the Scripture Citation Index.

“I am excited to serve as chair of the Department of Information Systems. We have great colleagues who are dynamic and productive,” Liddle says. “Our programs offer tremendous value to students. Our students are excellent and highly engaged. Our alumni and industry partners are helping us improve continuously. I look forward to working with all of our stakeholders as we continue to look for ways to build BYU Marriott and be difference makers.”

The BYU Marriott School of Business prepares men and women of faith, character, and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Named for benefactors J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the school is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. BYU Marriott has four graduate and ten undergraduate programs with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 students.

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