Gaurav Bansal

Gaurav Bansal

Associate Professor; Frederick E. Baer Professor in Business

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Dr. Gaurav Bansal is Frederick E. Baer Professor in Business at the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay. He earned his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems (MIS) from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2008 and his M.B.A. from Kent State University, Ohio in 2002. He completed his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Gorakhpur, India in 1996.

He is Past-President of Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS). He currently serves as associate editor (AE) for Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, and Journal of Midwest AIS. He is also on the editorial review board for Journal of Computer Information Systems. He has served as AE for several leading MIS conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), and European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Dr. Bansal served as conference chair for 7th Midwest AIS Conference 2012 hosted by UW-Green Bay. He has chaired / co-chaired mini-track sessions at various Americas Conference for Information Systems (AMCIS) meetings on Human-Computer Interaction (Trust) and also Security issues.

He is currently serving as Founding Chair / Academic Director of the Master of Science in Data Science program at UW-Green Bay. Dr. Bansal is currently teaching courses in Data Science, and Management Information Systems area. Dr. Bansal's current research interests are in the areas of online trust, and privacy & security. Dr. Bansal has published in premier MIS journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Information & Management (I&M), Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce (JOCEC), and Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS), among others.

His research has won several accolades at national and international levels. His papers were nominated for the best paper award at AMCIS 2010, Peru and ICIS 2008, Paris, and received best paper awards at Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) conferences in 2010, 2011 and 2014. Dr. Bansal was Wisconsin Teaching Fellow for the year 2011-2012. He is also a proud alum of Leadership Green Bay program (2010-2011), which is an initiative of Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Before starting his academic career, he worked as Quality Assurance Engineer for General Motors India (1998-2000) and Daewoo Motors India (1996-1998).

Frederick E. Baer Professorship — Associate Prof. Gaurav Bansal
The Frederick E. Baer professorship recognizes and gives support for a tenured faculty member who has demonstrated a productive commitment to scholarship and/or outreach, and whose work exemplifies the spirit and mission of UW-Green Bay. It is specified for faculty members who work directly with business leaders, in business development or with students who later enter the business world. Scholarship namesake, Frederick E. Baer, had a distinguished 44-year career with Paper Converting Machine Corporation, culminating in his tenure as the company’s president and CEO from 1969 until his retirement in 1993.

Bansal is well known for leadership in curricular development and for engaging the business community in the region. He serves as the chair and academic director for the Master of Science in Data Science program, a high-enrollment program with a national reputation. He currently teaches courses in business statistics and MIS for the Cofrin School of Business. His research interests are in the areas of trust, privacy and security concerns and data analytics. He is extensively published and received best paper awards at the Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) conferences in 2010, 2011 and 2014. In 2016, he organized a two-day workshop at UW-Green Bay which focused on SAS business analytics software, drawing workshop leaders from across the country and business leaders from across the region.

Bansal was recognized as a UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholar in 2010-2011 and a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow in 2013-2014 and an Advanced Online Teaching Fellow in 2013. His research has won several nominations and best paper awards at prestigious national and international MIS conferences. He encourages and enjoys working with his students on research projects. His research wok with UW-Green Bay undergraduate students has won best paper awards at regional MIS conferences.

Bansal is an engaged community member and a proud alumnus of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Green Bay program. He serves on the Brown County Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Event Committee and as a steering committee member of Community Information Systems (CIS) — an initiative of United Way of Brown County.

Bansal received his Ph.D. in MIS from UW-Milwaukee in 2008 and his M.B.A. from Kent State University, Ohio in 2002. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Gorakhpur, India in 1996. Before starting his academic career, he worked as a quality assurance engineer for General Motors India (1998-2000) and Daewoo Motors India (1996-1998).