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Ajay Vinzé

Professor of Accountancy
361 Cornell Hall

Dr. Ajay Vinzé began his tenure at the Trulaske College of Business in January 2017 as dean of the college. 

During his time as dean, he focused on situating the college among leading business schools nationally and internationally by offering innovative programs that were market responsive and delivered both in traditional settings and in online or hybrid formats. Dr. Vinzé credited the forward-thinking innovations at the Trulaske College of Business to his faculty colleagues – known for their excellence in scholarship – and to an exceptional student body and staff. Under his leadership, the college launched a significant presence in the eLearning space and innovated with experiential learning, micro-credentialing and stackable certificates. 

At the conclusion of a five-year term as dean of the Trulaske College of Business, Dr. Vinzé decided to return to teaching and research, which he describes as his first love, as a member of the School of Accountancy faculty.

Dr. Vinzé is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and a global citizen, having lived, worked or traveled through more than 70 countries over the past three decades. He maintains an active research agenda, and his work ranges from Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications for business problem solving to emergency preparedness and response.

Prior to joining the University of Missouri, Dr. Vinzé served on the business faculty at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.

Research Interests

Dr. Vinzé’s research is recognized for technology innovation and organizational relevance, including data analytics, emergency preparedness and response, disruptive innovation, economic value of ICT investments, and collaborative computing. His research typically leverages a collaboration with public and private sector organizations.

Dr. Vinzé’s publications have appeared in leading scholarly journals including Information Systems ResearchMIS QuarterlyDecision SciencesDecision Support SystemsHealth Affairs and various IEEE and ACM Transactions. In 2012, his research contributions were recognized at Arizona State University with a Faculty Excellence Award.

In May 2016, based on a model developed by Dr. Vinzé, MasterCard Foundation awarded ASU $21.9 million. This inter-disciplinary six-year grant focuses on promoting tertiary education in sub-Saharan Africa.

Over the past three decades, Dr. Vinzé has worked with a variety of organizations in the U.S., including the Arizona Government IT Agency, Arizona Department of Health Services, U.S. Army ISEC, Avnet, CHW, Cisco, IBM and Intel. Before joining academics, he was a business technology consultant based out of the Philippines.


BC (Honors), Accounting, University of Delhi, 1980; MBA, Finance, University of Connecticut, 1982; PhD, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, University of Arizona, 1988  


Wald, D., Segal, E., Johnston, E., Vinzé, A. (2017, September 1). "Understanding the influence of power and empathic perspective-taking on collaborative natural resource management." Journal of Environmental Management. (199), 201-210.