In January of 2000 I moved to the University of Michigan from the University of California at Irvine to be Dean of the School of Information. That was the best job I have ever had, working with the best people you can imagine. I moved to the University of Michigan Provost's Office in June of 2006 to be Vice Provost for Academic Information, working with the university's IT infrastructure, libraries and other knowledge assets. In 2010 I became Vice Provost for Strategy, working on new directions for the University of Michigan. I returned to the SI faculty full time in at the beginning of September, 2011.
In addition to university activity, I have been involved in a variety of projects. I was a member of a National Research Council project titled Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean that took me to Antarctica in 2011. I was on the Council of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) from 2007-2010. The CCC was established by the National Science Foundation through the Computing Research Association (CRA) for reasons you can find on their website. (I was on the Board of the CRA from 2003-2005.) I have been a member of the Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure, the Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, and the Advisory Committee for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate. I was a consultant on Cyberinfrastructure for the NSF CISE and SBE Directorates for several years as well.
I spent four months in Germany in spring/summer of 2005 at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Sudies. This visit was supported by the German Fulbright Commission as well as the university. I was hosted by the Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften (the faculty of economnics and business) and the Institut fur Wirtschafts Informatik (institute for information systems), as well as the Center for North American Studies.
I was elected a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) in late 2005. I was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007. I received an honorary doctorate in economics and business from the Copenhagen Business School in 2009.