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France Bélanger

University Distinguished Professor
  • R.B. Pamplin Professor
  • Byrd Senior Faculty Fellow
France Bélanger
3082 Pamplin
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Ph.D.  University of South Florida


Digital Interactions,
Information Privacy and Security, and
Cybersecurity Governance


France Bélanger is University Distinguished Professor, R. B. Pamplin Professor, and Tom & Daisy Byrd Senior Faculty Fellow in the Pamplin College of Business, as well as Affiliate Faculty in the Hume Center for National Security and Technology and in the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech. Her 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 journals, including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, European Journal for Information Systems, Organization Science, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, various IEEE Transactions, and many others. She is listed in the Stanford Study of the top 1% most influential authors across all disciplines and all times, in the top 100 most cited Information Systems (IS) researchers based on H-index, in the leading publishers in IS top journals, among others. 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, the 2020 Lifetime Academic Achievement Award from the International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management, as well as numerous best paper awards. In 2022, Woxsen University (India) honored her academic career by funding the France Bélanger University Distinguished Professor Chair in IS. She has served as Senior Editor for the Journal of the Association for information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, as well as Associate Editor and Guest Editor for many journals. Her work has been funded for more than US$1.5 million by agencies, institutes, corporations, and research centers, including the National Science Foundation. She was named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in 2006 (Portugal), Erskine Fellow in 2009 (New Zealand), KoMePol-IT Fellow in 2017 (Germany), and Visiting Professorial Fellow from 2020 to 2023 (Australia). She was selected in the initial cohort of Distinguished Members –Cum Laude of the Association for Information Systems in 2019.