Statement from Dean David Spalding on Brian Mennecke

“We are deeply saddened at the College of Business to lose a colleague and friend. Brian was a professor of information systems and had been with the college since 1999. He will be greatly missed by those who worked with him, and by students who learned so much from him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brian’s wife, Joyce; their two children and their extended families.”

During Mennecke’s 17 years at Iowa State, his research focused on technology issues that included the influence of social and digital media on consumer decisions, security and privacy concerns related to mobile commerce and facial recognition systems, as well as collaboration in virtual worlds. Mennecke taught courses in ISU’s MBA program and mentored many graduate students during his career.