Dorothy E. Leidner is the Leslie H. Goldberg Jefferson Scholars Foundation Distinguished Professor in Business Ethics, with a particular focus on the ethics of artificial intelligence. She is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and editor-in-chief of Journal of the Association for Information Systems.

Professor Leidner formerly served as the Randall and Sandra Ferguson Professor of Information Systems at Baylor University, where she established a Ph.D. program in Information Systems in 2008. She has previously been on the faculty at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) and TCU (Fort Worth, TX), as well as a Visiting Faculty at ETH-Zurich (Switzerland), SMU (Dallas, TX), ITSEM (Mexico), Lund University (Sweden), the University of Caen (France), the University of Augsburg (Germany), and the University of Mannheim (Germany). She is currently a Professional Research Fellow with Deakin University (Australia), a Visiting Scholar with Göteborg University (Sweden), a Professor Emeritus of Baylor University, and an Academic Research Fellow with the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT.

Professor Leidner has over 60 refereed journal publications in such journals as MIS QuarterlyInformation Systems ResearchOrganization ScienceJournal of Management Information SystemsDecision Sciences JournalJournal of Strategic Information Systems; and MIS Quarterly Executive, among others, for which she has received 11 best paper awards and over 50,000 citations. She has held numerous important editorial roles: editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly Executive, co-editor-in-chief of Data Base for Advances in IS, senior editor for MIS Quarterly, senior editor for Information Systems Research, senior editor for Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and senior editor for Journal of Strategic Information Systems, as well as associate editor for MIS Quarterly and Decision Sciences Journal

Professor Leidner is co-chair of the Organizational Systems and Technology Track of the Hawaii Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), the longest-running international academic conference in the information systems discipline. She was the co-chair of the 2015 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), program co-chair for the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) in 2018, and program co-chair for the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in 2010. She has held various other important conference roles, including track co-chair (ICIS 2019; ECIS 2011; ICIS 2010), panel chair (ECIS 2001, AMCIS 2009), doctoral consortium co-chair (AMCIS 2004), MIS camp co-chair (AMCIS 2002), junior faculty workshop chair (ICIS 2008 and 1998), and doctoral consortium faculty mentor (ICIS 2017, ECIS 1998, AMCIS 2005, ICIS 2007).

In 2018, Professor Leidner was awarded an honorary doctorate from Lund University, Sweden. In 2019, she was named a Distinguished Alumna of Highland Park High School in Dallas, TX, and in 2021, she received the LEO lifetime achievement award from the Association for Information Systems.