Dr. Murray Jennex

Management Information Systems

Management information systems professor, Dr. Murray Jennex, has been a faculty member at San Diego State University since 2001. Prior to his arrival at SDSU, he worked as a manager at the San Onofre nuclear generation station and he also served as an officer aboard the U.S.S. Bainbridge, which was the Navy’s first nuclear-powered missile cruiser.

Jennex is internationally known as an expert in organizational memory/knowledge management and teaches strategic project management, systems analysis and design, and information systems security management to graduate students.

Murray Jennex and Jessica Whitney

SDSU alumnae Jessica Whitney with Dr. Murray Jennex

His most recent research findings, have gained him and his former student, Jessica Whitney, national acclaim, media attention, and a Mission Hero Award from Soroptimists Together Against Trafficking (STAT!) when they determined that sex traffickers were using emojis to advertise their victims in order to avoid detection through online word searches by law enforcement.

Jennex has received additional acclaim as the 2018 recipient of the Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Faculty Contributions from the Fowler College of Business. This is SDSU’s most prestigious faculty award which is presented annually to one faculty member from each of SDSU’s seven colleges and the Imperial Valley campus.  Previously Jennex was named the most influential MSIS graduate professor in 2016 and 2017.

Jennex is a prolific researcher with over 200 articles, books, book chapters, and proceedings on the topics of crisis response, cyber security and knowledge management systems. He was named as the world’s most prolific author for knowledge management publications listed on the SCOPUS database for the ten-year period of 2007-16.