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William H. DeLone, KCGC Executive Director

William H. DeLone, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Senior Advisor
Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC), Kogod School of Business

William DeLone is an Eminent Professor of Information Technology at the Kogod School of Business at American University and a co-Founder and Senior Advisor of the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC). Professor DeLone earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Villanova University; an M.S. in Industrial Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University; and a Ph.D. in Computers and Information Systems from the University of California, Los Angeles. His dissertation studied the successful use of computers and information systems by small businesses. He has served as Acting Dean, Senior Associate Dean, and Chair of the Department of Information Technology. He also served as Chair of American University's Strategic Planning Steering Committee.

Professor DeLone's primary areas of research include the assessment of information systems' effectiveness, risk and value, e-government and public value and the management of global software development. Professor DeLone has published in the top information systems journals and lectured and consulted on information systems at universities in London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Warsaw, Galway, Singapore, Kuwait, Leipzig & Saarbrucken in Germany, and Guatemala.