Alexander Mechitov is a professor of management information systems in the Stephens College of Business at the University of Montevallo. He holds an M.S. in MIS from Moscow State University and a Ph.D. from the Institute for Systems Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia. Before joining the faculty of the University of Montevallo in 2001, he worked at Texas A&M University, East Carolina University, and the University of West Alabama.
Mechitov’s areas of research include multi-criteria decision analysis, decision support and expert systems, data mining and IT outsourcing. He has co-authored two books and published numerous papers in journals such as Decision Sciences, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, and Decision Support Systems. In addition, Mechitov studies business education and has been published on specifics of business education in different countries in journals such as Journal of International Business and Economics, Journal of Strategic Management, and Business Journal for Entrepreneurs. His the most recent area of scholarly interest is international business with emphasis on emerging markets
At the University of Montevallo, Mechitov teaches courses in the undergraduate program (Management Information Systems, Database Management, Business and Society, Statistics, and International Business) and in the MBA program (Project and IT Management, and Global Organizations and Management).
Mechitov is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and received several “best paper” awards. He was named the University Scholar at the University of Montevallo in 2003. He has been included three times in Who’s Who Among American Teachers, nominated by his students, he received University of Montevallo Best Graduate Teacher Award in 2017, and in 2018 was named Michael J. and Donna H. Grainger Endowed Chair in Business and Accounting in Stephens College of Business.