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France Bélanger

University Distinguished Professor
  • R.B. Pamplin Professor
  • Tom & Daisy 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 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. She is or has been Senior Editor and Associate Editor for the Journal of the Association for information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and several other journals, as well as guest editor for several special issues. Her work has been funded 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.