Jorge Pérez, Ph.D.

Jorge PerezJorge Pérez is Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Accreditation Liaison, and Professor of Information Systems at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Pérez leads the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, stewards of the university’s quality enhancement and continuous improvement initiatives.

Dr. Pérez has industry experience as a systems analyst, web developer, and consultant. He holds an undergraduate degree in English, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in information systems from Florida State University. He has published extensively and presented worldwide his research on digital literacy, information systems education, diffusion of innovations, and information security. The focus of his current research is identification, measurement, and amplification of information technology competencies. He has taught e-business, web development, systems analysis and design, data communications, and quantitative methods for business decisions.

Dr. Pérez has served on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Electronic Commerce Forum (2001-2009) and the Latin American Association (2011-2012). He served on the KSU president’s cabinet as Faculty Executive Assistant to the President for three years ending June 2012. The following year, he received a prestigious American Council on Education (ACE) Leadership Fellowship. He spent his fellowship year at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, which oversees the university and community college system in the commonwealth, where he led a strategic planning initiative.