France Bélanger is the R. B. Pamplin Professor and the Tom & Daisy Byrd Senior Faculty Fellow in the department of Accounting & Information Systems in the Pamplin College of Business, an Affiliate Faculty in the Center for Gerontology, and a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Society, Culture, and the Environment at Virginia Tech. Prior to her academic career, she worked for IBM Canada and various telecommunication companies.
Dr. Bélanger’s research focuses on digital interactions between individuals, businesses, and governments and the related information security and privacy issues. Her award winning work has been published in leading IS journals, including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, European Journal for Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, various IEEE Transactions, and many others. She has published well over 100 articles and four books. She received the 2008 IEEE Education Society Research Award, the 2008 Hoeber Research Excellence Award, the 2013 INFORMS Design Science Award for Outstanding Research Stream, and the 2014 Best Paper of the Year Award for the Database for Advances in Information Systems.
Dr. Bélanger is or has been Senior Editor, Special Senior Editor, or Associate Editor for the Journal of the Association for information Systems, MIS Quarterly, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Research, and a number of other journals, as well as Guest Editor for Information Systems Journal and Database for Advances in Information Systems. Her work has been funded by several agencies, institutes, corporations and research centers, including the National Science Foundation. She was named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in 2006 (Portugal) and Erskine Visiting Fellow in 2009 (New Zealand). She is a visiting professor at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.
Dr. Bélanger has been teaching information systems for more 20 years in the United States, as well as in Canada, Portugal, New Zealand, and Ethiopia. Two of her books are on IS education-related topics, including a highly cited book on distance learning and a learner-centered approach book on teaching information systems. She has taught undergraduates, regular and professional Masters students, Executive MBA students, and Ph.D. students.