Munir Y. Mandviwalla

Munir Y. Mandviwalla

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Management Information Systems

      • Professor

      • Stauffer Senior Research Fellow


Dr. Munir Mandviwalla is Professor of Management Information Systems, Milton F. Stauffer Senior Research Fellow, and Executive Director of the Institute for Business and Information Technology at the Fox School of Business, Temple University.

Mandviwalla focuses on how design can improve business and society on topics such as digital transformation, broadband, social media, and IT workforce. His work has been published in top journals including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Public Administration Review, and others. As part of his research, he has created novel software platforms leading to a pending patent. He is also the co-founder of a Temple University spinoff – PRO Community, LLC on student and employee engagement and development.

Mandviwalla has generated close to $9 million in grants, sponsored funds, and endowments from Lockheed Martin, NBCUniversal, Campbell Soup, Pfizer, QVC, Scholastic, SAP, Walmart, National Science Foundation, IBM, Microsoft, CIGNA, and others. He teaches user experience design and systems thinking and has taught executive education seminars on systems thinking for Fortune 50 firms.

As the founding chair of the Fox School’s MIS department till 2017, Mandviwalla led the creation of US News and World Report recognized programs, achieved 100% placement, and gained top 5 in the world ranking for departmental research productivity from the Association for Information Systems (AIS). He has also led the creation of AIS student chapters, IS Job Index – a biennial analysis of the entry level IT workforce, and the AIS Leadership Excellence Award.

As executive director of the university-wide Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT), Mandviwalla engages with industry on knowledge and human capital development through the IT advisory board, corporate sponsors, endowed Digital Innovation Foundry, and other programs. IBIT also offers an award-winning no-cost digital transformation service for small business and non-profits.

Mandviwalla has received the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Systems Education, AIS Technology Challenge Award, IBM E-Business Award, Claremont Graduate University Alumni Hall of Fame award, and the Fox School Musser Excellence in Faculty Service award. He holds a BSc in Systems Engineering from Boston University, MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management, and Ph.D. from the Programs in Information Science at Claremont Graduate University.

Courses Taught




MIS 3506

User Experience Design


BA 9002

Scientific Inquiry-Management Research


MIS 9003

Foundations of Electronic Commerce Research


Selected Publications


  • Mandviwalla, M.Y. (2021). Higher education: Why engagement should matter more than location. ZDNet. Retrieved from

  • Mandviwalla, M. & Flanagan, R. (2021). Small business digital transformation in the context of the pandemic. European Journal of Information Systems, 30(4), 1-17. doi: 10.1080/0960085x.2021.1891004.

  • Mandviwalla, M.Y., Desai, D., Descano, D., Dignan, L., Kearns, C., & Sankaran, R. (2021). An industry perspective on major post-pandemic issues. MIS Quarterly Executive: a Research Journal Dedicated to Improving Practice, 20(1), v-xi. Indiana University Press.

  • Mandviwalla, M. (2020). The world view of collaborative tools. doi: 10.1201/9781003072171-9.

  • Mandviwalla, M. (2020). The world view of collaborative tools. In Computers, Communication and Mental Models (pp. 57-66). doi: 10.4324/9781003072171-9.

  • Lavin, A. & Mandviwalla, M. (2018). Is engagement the answer to the challenges of online education? Journal for Advancement of Marketing Education. Henry Stewart Publications.