Stacie Petter, Editor-in-Chief of Data Base Stacie Petter is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Baylor University. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University with an M.B.A. from Georgia State University and a B.S. from Berry College. Stacie’s primary research examines issues associated with software project management, and she also conducts research on the impacts of information systems and research methods.  Her work has appeared in journals, including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, among others.  Dr. Petter has served as an Associate Editor at MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Journal.  She is the Association for Information Systems Region 1 Representative and is chair of the Americas Conference for Information Systems Executive Committee.
Tom Stafford, Editor-in-Chief of Data Base. Tom Stafford is J.E. Barnes Professor and Eminent Scholar in the CIS Department at Louisiana Tech, where he moved in Fall 2016 after 15 years as a Professor at University of Memphis in Management Information Systems. Tom has earned doctorates in Marketing (Georgia) and Management Information Systems (Texas – Arlington). He is a past Editor of The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems and Decision Sciences in addition to having served as Guest Editor for 13 prominent journal special issues. He has published 45 juried articles in leading business research journals and is a member of the Association for Information Systems, The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Association for International Business Studies and the Academy of Management. Stafford is Conference Co-Chair for the 2018 Americas Conference for Information Systems, which he brings to New Orleans in August, 2018.