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K.D. Joshi

Professor Information Systems


Dr. K. D. Joshi is a Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan and received her Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Decision Sciences and Information Systems) from the University of Kentucky. Her published research is cited over 5,570 times (an h-index of 27) according to Google Scholar and her research has been featured in numerous media outlets such PBS NewsHour, Salon.com, Vancouver Business Journal, London School of Economic Business Review, Puget Sound Business Journal, & Military.Com. She has been a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on grants totaling over $5M from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Her research has appeared in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of the AIS, Information Systems Journal, Decision Support Systems, IEEE Transactions of Engineering Management, and Communications of the ACM. She has served on numerous leadership positions at ICIS, HICSS, and AMCIS conferences. She is currently on the Information Systems Journal and Journal of AIS editorial boards. Dr. Joshi has won multiple teaching innovation grants. Her engineering and business educational backgrounds allow her to design and deliver technology-related courses which have a unique blend of both technical and managerial focus.

Research Interests

Dr. Joshi’s research interests focus on IT Workforce Issues, Broadening Participation in STEM, Knowledge Management, Crowdsourcing, IT-Enabled Innovation, Value Sensitive Designs, and Health IT.

Selected Publications

  • Taylor, J. and Joshi, K. D. (2019) Joining the crowd: The career anchors of information technology workers participating in crowdsourcing, Information Systems Journal 29, 641–673.
  • Samhan, B. and Joshi, K. D. (2019) Disruptive-Technology Avoidance in Healthcare: A Revealed Causal Mapping Approach, International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 14(2), 28-48.
  • Taylor, J., & Joshi, K. D. (2018). How IT Leaders Can Benefit from the Digital Crowdsourcing Workforce. MIS Quarterly Executive, 17(4).
  • Dadgar, M. and Joshi, K. D., The Role of Information and Communication Technology in Self-Management of Chronic Diseases: An Empirical Investigation through Value sensitive design, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 19(2), 2018.
  • Joshi, K. D., Trauth, E., Kvasny, L., Morgan, A. J., & Payton, F. C. Making Black Lives Matter in the Information Technology Profession: Issues, Perspectives, and a Call for Action. The DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, 48(2), 21-34, 2017. (Reviewed Editorial).
  • Deng, N., and Joshi, K. D., Why Individuals Participate in Crowdsourcing: Revealing Crowd Workers’ Perceptions, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 17 (10), 3, 2016.
  • Deng, X, Joshi, K. D., and R. D. Galliers, The Duality of Empowerment and Marginalization in Micro Job Crowdsourcing: Giving Voice to the Less Powerful through Value Sensitive Design, MIS Quarterly, 40(2), 279-302, 2016.
  • Joshi, K. D., Chi, L., Datta, A., Han, S. Changing the Competitive Landscape: Continuous Innovation through IT-based Knowledge Capability, Information Systems Research, 21(3), 2010.
  • Joshi, K. D., Kuhn, K., & Niederman, F. Excellence in IT Consulting: Integrating Multiple Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Top Performers, IEEE Transaction of Engineering Management, 57(4), 2010.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, (Decision Sciences and Information Systems), 1998
    The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
  • Master of Science in Engineering (Industrial and Operations Engineering), 1992
    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Master of Arts (Operational Research), 1990
    The University of Delhi, Delhi, India.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Mathematical Statistics), 1988
    The University of Delhi, Delhi, India.