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Alanah Mitchell, Ph.D.

Aliber Distinguished Associate Professor of Information Systems, Department Chair, and Co-Director Data Analytics

Dr. Alanah Mitchell is the Aliber Distinguished Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Management and Business Analytics in the Zimpleman College of Business at Drake University. She holds a Ph.D. 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 in areas of e-commerce and information systems pedagogy. She has published in such journals as Business Horizons, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Electronic Markets, Information Technology and People, IT Professional, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and Organizational Dynamics as well as others. Alanah is a Distinguished Member - Cum Laude of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) as well as a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). More information can be found on her website:

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-3724
Address: 2847 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall 324


  • 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




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