Dr. Wagner has been a professor of Information Systems at Villanova University since 1991. He received his Ph.D. in MIS from the University of Kentucky in 1992. While at Villanova he has developed over 30 new IS courses, including Enterprise Systems, Mobile Application Development, and Enterprise Data Management. He has co-authored three books and over 35 peer-reviewed journal articles in IT-related fields. He has been involved in several e-commerce and mobile app startups. In 2004 he was identified as an “industry thought leader” by SAP. Recently (2015), he was the recipient of the Meyer award for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship and was a co-winner of the 2011 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers’ award for Excellence. He received a research grant from Google (2016) in the area of wearable computing. In 2016 he was also awarded the Carmody Award for Teaching Excellence. He is currently at the forefront of efforts to integrate Blockchain concepts into the academic curriculum.
Since his days when he studied Classics, he has been a history nut and has lived in Greece working on the Agora Excavations in Athens. He also likes to hike and keep active gardening, brewing beer, and beekeeping.