Clayton  Looney

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Clayton Arlen Looney is a Full Professor and the Ron and Judy Paige Faculty Fellow in the School of Business Administration at the University of Montana. In 1988, he received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Washington State University (WSU). Prior to earning his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems (MIS) at WSU in 2003, he accumulated over 10 years industry experience, primarily as an information systems consultant and Internet entrepreneur. He started his professorial career at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Professor Looney accepted his current position at the University of Montana in 2006.

Leveraging expertise in human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, and behavioral economics, his cross-disciplinary research focuses on designing technologies to overcome decision-making biases. He has successfully published in internationally recognized premier journals, such as Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Information Systems Journal, Decision Sciences, and Communications of the ACM.

Regarding teaching, Professor Looney currently teaches Foundations of MIS for Business, Systems Analysis & Design, and Electronic Commerce. In the past, he has also taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including Operations Management, Project Management, Emerging Technologies, Business Continuity, Object Technologies and Application Software Development. He has received several teaching awards, signifying his dedication to delivering exceptional and innovative classroom experiences.

In terms of service, Professor Looney currently serves as Chair of the Research & Grants Committee, which is responsible for fostering a rich research culture within the School of Business Administration. Moreover, the committee reviews competitive summer grant applications and provides funding recommendations to the Dean. He also volunteers as the faculty advisor for the Montana Information Systems Association (MISA), a student-led organization for MIS majors. Since his appointment in 2009, MISA has received numerous international awards for excellence. In addition, Professor Looney has served as Associate Editor at Decision Sciences and an Editorial Board Member at the American Business Journal.

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