Crisp named new director of ACU's iSchool

Posted June 24, 2011

ACU's School of Information Technology and Computing will have new leadership when the fall semester kicks off in August. Dr. Brad Crisp will assume the role of director of the SITC, also known as the iSchool.

"Brad brings tremendous passion for our mission, a strong heritage of leadership and service at ACU, and the wisdom and talent necessary to move the iSchool forward," says Dr. Rick Lytle, dean of ACU's College of Business Administration (COBA). "He is building on the strong foundations in the iSchool, thanks to a talented faculty and the significant leadership of Dr. Tim Coburn and Dr. Fortune Mhlanga as past directors."

Crisp earned his B.B.A. in accounting from ACU in 1993. After three years working with Arthur Andersen in Washington, D.C., he went on to earn his M.B.A. in 1998 and his Ph.D. in information systems in 2003, both from The University of Texas at Austin.

For nearly five years, Crisp taught as an assistant professor of information systems at the University of Indiana before joining the ACU faculty. He has been a faculty member of both the management sciences department in COBA and the SITC.

"Brad also has worked as one of ACU's most active Mobile-Learning Fellows, exploring and understanding student engagement with new mobile-learning technologies in numerous aspects of their lives," says Lytle.

Crisp and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, Jonathan and Caleb.