Eric Johnson

johnson_thawM. Eric Johnson is dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and the Bruce Henderson Professor of Strategy.  Johnson’s teaching and research focuses on the impact of information technology on the extended enterprise. Through grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Johnson studies how information technology improves process execution, but also how security failures create friction throughout the extended enterprise. His recent book, The Economics of Financial and Medical Identity Theft (Springer 2012) examines the security failures and economic incentives that drive identity theft.  He is currently focused on the role of information technology to improve healthcare quality and reduce cost.  He has authored patents on interface design and has testified before the U.S. Congress on information security.  He holds a B.S. in Engineering, B.S. in Economics, an M.S. in Engineering and Operations Research from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Stanford University.