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Dorothy Leidner
Professor in Business & AI Ethics, McIntire School of Commerce

Having joined the Commerce School in January 2023 as the Leslie H. Goldberg Jefferson Scholars Foundation Distinguished Professor in Business & AI Ethics, Dorothy Leidner is an internationally renowned, award-winning information systems expert who brings more than 30 years of experience teaching and conducting leading-edge research to McIntire. A Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Professor Leidner has more than 60 refereed journal publications, for which she has received 11 best paper awards and over 50,000 citations. Over the course of her career, Professor Leidner’s research focus has moved from technology’s impact on business performance to the responsible use of tech to protect the individual, the environment, and society. As such, her extensive background in information systems and award-winning contributions to the field uniquely position her to examine AI through an ethical lens. Professor Leidner’s concerns about ethics are particularly pertinent when considering how AI and its continual development become increasingly capable of depicting and defining us, judging our emotions and state of mind, and making decisions about our lives in ways capable of affecting our dignity and well-being.

Featured Publications

“AI Embedded Social Media and its Influence on Retail Traders,” Association for Information Systems, 2022. Alexis Gonzalez, Dorothy E. Leidner.

“Satellogic: Moving from AI Solutions to AI Products,” MIT CISR Working Paper: Case Study. Cambridge, MA, United States: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), 2020. Barbara H. Wixom, Dorothy E. Leidner, Ramona M. Ionescu, Ida A. Someh.

Putting Dignity at the Core of Employee Data Use, MIT Sloan Management Review. September 22, 2021. D. Leidner, O. Tona, B. Wixom, I. SomehI.