Ajay Vinzé

George Mason University Costello College of Business Dean Ajay Vinze
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Dean, George Mason University Costello College of Business
Additional Roles: Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management

Contact Information

Email: busdean@gmu.edu
Phone: (703) 993-1880
Office Location: Enterprise Hall 244
Office Hours: By appointment


Dr. Ajay Vinzé began his tenure as Dean for the Donald G. Costello College of Business at George Mason on July 1, 2022.   

Dr. Vinzé comes to Mason from the University of Missouri, where he was Dean of the Trulaske College of Business from January 2017. Prior to his work at Mizzou, he was the Earl and Gladys Davis Distinguished Professor of Business in the Department of Information Systems at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. In addition to a stellar research record, his 18-year career at Arizona State includes assignments as Associate Dean for International Programs, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Director of the Executive MBA Program and the Management Information Systems Doctoral Program, as well as the Founding Director of the Technology Research Center. Before joining the faculty at Arizona State, he spent 10 years at Texas A & M University as both an Assistant and Associate Professor (with tenure).

During his time as dean at the Trulaske College of Business, he focused on situating the college among leading business schools nationally and internationally by significantly enhancing the research profile of the college and offering innovative programs that were market responsive and delivered both in traditional settings and in online or hybrid formats. Dr. Vinzé is credited with a number of forward-thinking innovations in the eLearning space and has innovated with experiential learning, micro-credentialing, and stackable certificates. Moreover, he raised over $30M in philanthropic giving during his time with the college.

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. 

Research Interests

Dr. Vinzé maintains an active research agenda, and his work ranges from artificial intelligence (AI) applications for business problem solving and collaborative computing to emergency preparedness and response and disruptive influences of ICT investments. His research is widely 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 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.


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

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