University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Advancing IT Research, Interest and Interaction

The Information Technology Research Institute is a nationally competitive research center serving Arkansas and the world. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 18 - Thursday, June 22, 2017

Technology Awareness Program (TAP)

2016 Technology Awareness ProgramThe program is designed to encourage women and minorities to seek out lucrative careers in the information technology industry.the ITRI funds, establishes and coordinates the Technology Awareness Program (TAP) in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Information Systems Department at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Learn More


Recent Events

IT Day for Students

 IT Day for Students

March 3, 2017

Newport High School

Newport, Arkansas

The ITRI held an IT Day for student in Newport, Arkansas. Approximately 115 9th - 12th grade students from Newport, Bradford, Tuckerman and Cedar Ridge attended this five-hour event focusing on information technology careers. Students participated in activities that build leadership, business and entrepreneurial skills as well as a Q&A session with a panel of area technology executives. Read more about his event

2016 Women in Information Technology Conference

2017 Women in IT Conference

April 11 & 12, 2017

Reynolds Center Auditorium


The 2017 Women in IT Conference was held on April 11th with the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award dinner. Celebrating the achievements of technologically inclined young ladies is the perfect introduction to a day of exhilarating education sessions, panel discussions with technology executives, motivating keynote speakers and peer networking on April 12th! Learn more

2016 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award Dinner

April 11, 2017

Willard J. Walker Hall

The ITRI announced the winners of the 2016-2017 National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award.  On Tuesday, April 11th, 22 young women in high school were recognized for their accomplishments and aspirations in the field of technology as part of the 2017 Women in Information Technology Conference.  Learn more.



New & Noteworthy

Information Systems Professor David Douglas to Retire in Fall 2017

Information Systems Professor David Douglas to Retire in Fall 2017

David E. Douglas, University Professor in the Department of Information Systems and member of the faculty at the University of Arkansas since 1975, is retiring, effective Fall 2017.

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ITRI Hosts IT Day for Northeast Arkansas High School Students

ITRI Hosts IT Day for Northeast Arkansas High School Students

ITRI hosted its first IT Day for Students in Arkansas’s Delta region at Newport High School on March 3.

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Venkatesh Honored as Fellow by Association of Information Systems

Venkatesh Honored as Fellow by Association of Information Systems

Viswanath Venkatesh, distinguished professor in the Department of Information Systems and holder of the George and Boyce Billingsley Chair in Information Systems at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has been recognized with two major honors by the Association for Information Systems.

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You Asked. They Answered.

ITRI Board members offer their personal industry insights into information technology careers, workplace diversity, being connected to the University of Arkansas, and why information technology is important to business!

Campus Connections

Information Systems Department

Information Systems Department

Work with business leaders to determine how technology can solve problems and create opportunities. Learn more...


Association for Information Systems

It is the mission of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) to provide superior leadership and education in Information Technology. Learn more...


Information Systems Graduate Student Association

The ISGSA is a registered student organization, for those interested in understanding the role of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) in organizations and society. Learn more...

Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Computer scientists specialize in the software side of computing, focusing on writing new programs that allow computer applications to run faster and more efficiently. Computer engineers deal with both software and hardware. Learn more...

Association of Computing Machinery

Association of Computing Machinery

We see a world where computing helps solve tomorrow’s problems – where we use our knowledge and skills to advance the profession and make a positive impact. Learn more...

Academic Scholarship Office

Academic Scholarship Office

The primary task of the Academic Scholarship Office is to administer university-wide merit-based scholarships, and is a resource for prospective and current undergraduate students seeking scholarship funding. Learn more...

Career Center

George W. Edwards Jr. Career Center

The Walton College Career Center wants to get acquainted with you as soon as you enter the University of Arkansas. Learn more...

Global Campus

Global Campus

The purpose of the Global Campus is to work with units across the Fayetteville campus, industry and business leaders, and other institutions to provide access to educational opportunities that will help people advance in their careers or start new ones. Learn more...

Our Mission

Through resources and partnerships available via the Sam M. Walton College of Business as well as the University of Arkansas, the Information Technology Research Institute strives to:

  • Advance the state of research and practice in the development and use of information technology for enhancing the performance of individuals and organizations.
  • Provide a forum for multi-disciplinary work on issues related to information technology.
  • Promote student interest in the study of information technology.
  • Facilitate the exchange of information between the academic and business communities.



Information Technology Research Institute
227 N Harmon Ave., Ste. 404
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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