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Bill Hardgrave

Bill  Hardgrave

Dean and Wells Fargo Professor

position: Professor
dept: Deans and Administration
phone: (334) 844-4832
office: 516H Lowder Business Building

At Auburn since 2010


  • PhD, Oklahoma State University, 1993
  • MBA, Missouri State University, 1990
  • BS, Arkansas Tech University, 1987

Professional Activities

Dr. Bill Hardgrave is Dean and Wells Fargo Professor, College of Business. Prior to his appointment at Auburn University, Dr. Hardgrave was professor of Information Systems in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, and served as the Executive Director of the Information Technology Research Institute, which he established in 1999. He also founded and directed the RFID Research Center.

Dr. Hardgrave has published several books and more than 75 articles primarily on the topics of software development and RFID. His research has appeared in such journals as MIS Quarterly, Production & Operations Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, International Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications, and many others.

Dr. Hardgrave's research has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, BusinessWeek, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, among others. In 2008, RFID Journal tabbed Dr. Hardgrave as "one to watch" for his impact on the field of RFID and he received the 2009 Ted Williams Award from AIM Global as the most influential researcher in the field of RFID.

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