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Alanah Mitchell

Associate Professor of Information Systems

Dr. Alanah Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Information Management and Business Analytics in the College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University. Her Ph.D. is in Information Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Professor Mitchell’s research focuses on the design, implementation, and use of information and communication technologies for collaboration, specifically in global virtual teams. Additionally, she researches topics related to e-commerce and IS pedagogy. She has published in such journals as Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, DATA BASE, International Journal of e-Collaboration, and American Journal of Business as well as others. Alanah is an active member of both the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). More information can be found on her website:

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-3724
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall


Ph.D., Information Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha

M.S., E-Commerce, Creighton University

B.A., Computer Information Systems and Marketing, Simpson College

Areas of Expertise

  • Global Virtual Teams
  • Technology Supported Collaboration
  • Information Management
  • E-Commerce
  • Information Systems Pedagogy