Professional Title: Educator
B.S. Oregon State University, lettered in football for 3 years
Ph.D. Business Administration, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Email: Email Richard
Career profile: Mason is Carr P. Collins Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He served as Director, The Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU from 1998 to 2005. Previously he was Professor of Management and Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona; Professor and Chair Department of Management and Policy Sciences and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty at the University of Southern California; and, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at UCLA.
Mason’s main fields of interest are ethics, information systems, and management. The author of numerous academic articles and books in 2001 he received The LEO Award AIS Fellow for lifelong contribution to the information systems field from the Association of Information Systems. In 1992 he was made a Foreign Fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences in the Infomatics and Cybernetics section.
Among the books he authored or coauthored are Ethics of Information Management; Waves of Change: Business Evolution through Information Technology; FrameBreak: The Radical Redesign of American Business; Strategic Management; Managing with Style: A Guide to Understanding, Assessing and Improving Decision Making; The Politics of the 1980 Census: Policy Amid Turbulence; Challenging Strategic Planning Assumptions; and, Measurement for Management Decision.
Mason’s appointments at SMU included Senior Fellow and member of the Executive Board of the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies; member Faculty Advisory Board for the Clements Center of Southwest Studies; member University Committee for the George W. Bush Presidential Library; member University Promotion and Tenure Committee, Chair, Academic Senate Sub-Committee on Libraries, and member of various provost and dean search committees.
FLC Activities: Mason is a member of the Professional Associates advisory group at Fort Lewis College, and is a member of the Fort Lewis College Institutional Review Board. He has lectured occasionally in several classes.
Volunteer/Community Service: Mason currently serves on the Mercy Regional Medical Center Ethics Committee in Durango, Colorado, and is on the Board of the Women’s Resource Center. He has served on the Durango School District 2009 "Independent Review Panel for Athletic/Activities Policies and Procedures."