Bruce Dehning is originally from Longmont, Colorado. He lived in the Longmont/Boulder area from 1965 until 1997 when he moved to New Hampshire with his wife Katerina and daughter Katerina. They were joined in New Hampshire by their daughter Michaela in 1998. They moved to California in 2002 so that Bruce could be closer to his new job at Chapman University.


Bruce is an Associate Professor of Accounting Information Systems at Chapman University’s Argyros College of Business and Economics. He holds a B.S. in Finance, an M.S. in Accounting, and a Ph.D. in Accounting from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.


Dr. Dehning was awarded the Wang-Fradkin Professorship at Chapman University in 2004. He was named a Fulbright Scholar to teach in the Czech Republic in 2005 and in 2010 received a commemorative medal for merits towards the development of the Faculty of Management and Economics at Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. Alpha Kappa Psi named Professor Dehning faculty member of the year in 2010. He served as Associate Dean of Argyros College 2008-2011, in 2017, and 2021-2023. Bruce served as President of the Information Systems Section of the American Accounting Association from 2007 to 2008, as an Associate Editor at the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems from 2007 to 2010, and an editor of the Journal of Information Systems in 2014 to 2015 and 2020 to 2023. He currently sits on the editorial and review boards of the Journal of Information Systems and the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. He has presented papers at numerous prestigious national and international conferences, and his research has been published in MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Information and Management, and other academic journals. His research has been cited more than 4,000 times, and in 2006 and 2013 he received the American Accounting Association Information Systems Section Notable Contributions to the Literature Award along with Vern Richardson. Outside of academia Dr. Dehning spent time in the insurance industry and as an accounting information systems consultant for small businesses.