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January 22, 2014

BALTIMORE—Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management promoted Paul Tallon to professor of information systems and operations management and named him DeFrancis Scholar. Tallon specializes in the economics of information technology and management.

paul-tallonTallon will hold the DeFrancis Scholar title for three years with responsibilities including conducting and publishing research and helping plan Sellinger School’s annual DeFrancis Lecture. The title and lecture are named in memory of Frank J. DeFrancis, former member of Loyola’s board of trustees, and made possible through donations from M&T Bank and the DeFrancis family.

In addition, Tallon is director of the David D. Lattanze Center for Information Value, which seeks to create partnerships between the information technology community and the Sellinger School. In 2013, Tallon was a visiting scholar at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research in Cambridge, Mass. He previously worked as an IT auditor and accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Tallon has published more than two-dozen papers in top-tier journals including Management Information Systems (MIS) Quarterly, Journal of MIS, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems and Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery. The Journal of MIS named Tallon’s research on IT business value “paper of the year” in 2007. He was ranked the eighth most productive IT researcher in the world in the five-year period from 2008 to 2012.

He holds a doctorate from the University of California, Irvine, as well as a Master of Science Management and Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin in Ireland.

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management provides business education rooted in the Jesuit tradition of emphasizing strong ethical leadership, commitment to social responsibility and a global perspective. With more than 60 faculty members and 2,000 students, the Sellinger School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Part-time, weekend and full-time MBAs, specialized master’s degrees as well as certificate programs are delivered on campuses in Baltimore, Columbia and Timonium, Md. (

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