2017 ACM SIGMIS Election

(For the term of 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2019)


Candidate Chair

Candidate for Vice-Chair

Candidate for Secretary-Treasurer

PDF of the statements and biographies


Candidate for Chair

Mike J. Gallivan

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., MIT Sloan School of Management, 1997, Management (Information Technologies).

Professional Experience:
Visiting Senior Scholar, Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business, Kennesaw, GA, 2016 – Present;
Associate Professor, Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business, Atlanta, GA, 2006 – 2015;
Visiting Professor, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, Hubei province, China, 2009 – 2014.

Professional Interest:
Organizational innovation and process change related to IT; Increasing and sustaining diversity of the IT workforce;
Healthcare information technology; Career trajectories among IT professionals; Effectively managing Big Data and data analytics in organizations.

ACM Activities:
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair for SIGMIS Conference, SIGMIS, 2013 – 2014;
General Conference Chair for SIGMIS Conference (Vancouver, BC), SIGMIS, 2010 – 2011;
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair for SIGMIS Conference, SIGMIS, 2006 – 2007;
General Conference Chair for SIGMIS Conference (Atlanta), SIGMIS, 2004 – 2005.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Guest Senior Editor, MIS Quarterly (journal), 2011 – 2015;
Associate Editor, MIS Quarterly (journal), 2008 – 2013;
Conference Track Chair, International Conference on Information Systems, 2004 – 2005.

Awards Received:
Ongoing Contributions to SIGMIS, 2015;
Best Paper award (at 2003 SIGCPR/MIS conference), 2003.

STATEMENT

I have been a member of SIGMIS for 24 years. During this time, I participated in every annual conference and businesses meeting. I have held a range of leadership roles for the conference – General Conference Chair in 2005 and 2011 and Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair (three times). I have supported SIGMIS’ journal (DataBase) by reviewing manuscripts regularly.

SIGMIS has benefited from consistent leadership for 20 years, under George Kasper and Janice Sipior. All organizations must change, however. During this transition, we have an opportunity to renew our strength with new ideas, events, and energy. This year, we have selected another international venue for our conference (Bangalore). This is a great opportunity for SIGMIS to tap into the energy of India’s IT services industry, to learn from practitioners and academics from that IT service industry and from India’s excellent universities. We have an opportunity to draw talent into our community from south Asia, with the expectation that the friendships forged and ideas promoted will become lasting benefits to our SIG.

I'm enthusiastic about our SIG. Moving forward, I will continue our tradition of strength in research, sense of inclusion in our meetings, and ongoing innovation in activities.

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Candidate for Chair

Fred Niederman

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1990, Business Administration.

Professional Experience:
Shaughnessy Professor of MIS, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1999 – Present;
Associate Professor, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, 1990 – 1999.

Professional Interest:
IS Project Management; IS Personnel; Management of IS; IS Theory and Methods; Global IS.

ACM Activities:
Chair, SIGCPR, 1999 – 2002;
Co-Conference Chair, SIGMIS, 2007;
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2013;
Secretary and Member, SIG Governing Board, 2001 – 2003.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Facilitator of Senior Scholars' College, Association of IS, 2011 – Present.

Awards Received:
Paul Gray Award for the Most Thought Provoking Paper of 2015.

STATEMENT

SIGMIS is at a crossroads. Over the years we've seen an enormous proliferation of MIS conferences and journals. As a result, it has become imperative for SIGMIS to reconsider its contribution to the MIS community and reaffirm its unique identity. I’d recommend pursuing a mission something like:

“To provide a supportive and productive community for scholars dealing with human issues in IS; to promote meaningful and impactful research and knowledge accumulation on human issues in IS; and to provide a liaison between the MIS community and other special interest groups in ACM”.

In broad stroke to do this I suggest: (1) identifying niches and specialties to target including but not limited to: IS personnel, digital talent, workforce, inclusion, communities, IS entrepreneurship/innovation; and digital transformation of business and society; (2) enhancing alliances, for example cross-listing and co-hosting activities particularly with ACM and AIS SIGs; (3) bolstering and renewing the annual conference (maybe co-locate it with another group); (4) supporting DATABASE as a target of preference for scholars; and (5) investing in programs such as grants for research and related service as well as outreach to doctoral students, former doctoral consortium participants and junior faculty members.

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Candidate for Chair

Thomas F. Stafford

Lousiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Georgia, Texas-Arlington, 1993, Marketing; 2001, MIS.

Professional Experience:
J.E.Barnes Professor of Computer Information Systems, College of Business, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, 2016 – Present;
Professor of Business Information Technology, Fogelman College of Business, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2001 – 2016.

Professional Interest:
CyberSecurity; Human-Computer Interactions; Social Inclusion in Computing; Research Methodology; Philosophy of Science.

ACM Activities:
Editor in Chief, SIGMIS Data Base, 2017 – Present
Editor in Chief, SIGMIS Data Base, 2007 – 2011.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Conference Co-Chair, AMCIS 2018, 2015 – 2018;
Track Co-Chair, Advances in Information Systems Research, AMCIS 2017, 2016 – 2017.

Awards Received:
Systems Testing Excellence Fellow of the FedEx Institute, 2011;
Outstanding reviewer of the AOM OCIS division, 2010.

STATEMENT

I have become interested in finding ways to expand the impact and membership of SIGMIS through my long-term involvement as Editor of its publication, Data Base (Two terms, previously, and a third term forthcoming as of January 2017). My scholarly interests in fostering and promoting both workforce and social inclusion research at SIGMIS are part of the reason for this dedication, but also I feel that my marketing skills and promotional capabilities support synergistic common cause between Data Base and SIGMIS as I carry out promotional activities on behalf of the publication. My intention is to grow the impact of Data Base while at the same time boosting impact and membership of SIGMIS. I will be promoting SIGMIS membership recruitment as part of my Data Base exhibits at leading MIS conferences, including ICIS, AMCIS, and CPR, in the coming years.

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Candidate for Vice-Chair

Andreas Eckhardt

German Graduate School of Management & Law, Heilbronn, Germany

BIOGRAPHY

Professional Experience:
Professor, German Graduate School of Management & Law, Heilbronn, Germany, 2015 – 2016;
Assistant Professor, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, 2010 – 2015.

Professional Interest:
Recruiting and Retaining the IT workforce; IS adoption and diffusion; Behavioral security.

Membership Offices in Related Organizations:
Chair, AIS SIGADIT, 2015 – 2016;
Chair Elect, AIS SIGADIT, 2014 – 2015.

STATEMENT

With our team, we'll renew SIGMIS CPR by shifting our intellectual core to the topic of the human role within the digital transformation. We plan on joining forces with other small special interest groups in hosting annual conferences. We'll use major IS conferences (e.g. ICIS) for promoting our ideas via receptions and/or workshop formats.

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Candidate for Vice-Chair

Rajiv Kishore

State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1999, Computer Information Systems.

Professional Experience:
Associate Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, 2005 – Present;
Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, 1998 – 2005;
Principal Consultant, Cap Gemini America, Atlanta, GA, 1995 – 1997.

Professional Interest:
IT governance and outsourcing; IT and healthcare; Knowledge management; IT innovation and technology use.

ACM Activities:
CPR 2017 Conference Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2016 – Present;
CPR 2014 Program Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2013 – 2014.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Associate Editor, Information & Management, 2012 – Present;
Member, Board of Referees, Journal of Management Information Systems, 2005 – Present;
Track Co-Chair, IT and Healthcare Track, ICIS 2017, 2016 – Present.

STATEMENT

I am honored to have been asked to run for the SIGMIS Vice-Chair position. Over the past decade, I helped advance our MIS community by serving in a variety of roles. In addition to the journal and conference roles indicated above, I also served as an AE at ICIS for several years, as a track co-chair at PACIS, and as a track and a mini-track co-chair at several AMCIS conferences. I believe SIGMIS provides an excellent forum for advancing scholarship and promoting a supportive community of IS scholars focused on computers and people issues. However, to continue to remain a thriving SIG, it will be important to find novel ways to grow membership in SIGMIS across the world, and to enhance active participation of the SIG members in professional activities. Given that ITs are now used more and more by individuals, we may explore attracting new members who are interested in the digitization of and by the individual while continuing to recognize the ideas and impacts of current SIG members. If elected as Vice Chair, I will work with the Chair and all SIG members to develop and implement strategies for further growth of SIGMIS.

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Candidate for Vice-Chair

Leigh Ellen Christine Potter

Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Australia

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Griffith University, 2008, Information Systems.

Professional Experience:
Senior Lecturer, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Australia, 2010 – Present;
Business Analyst, Self-Employed, Brisbane, Australia, 2008 – 2010;
Business Analyst, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Brisbane, Australia, 2001 – 2003.

Professional Interest:
Human Computer Interaction; The Computing Profession; Emerging Technology; Computers and Society; Project Management.

ACM Activities:
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2015 – 2016;
Program Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2014 – 2015.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Member, SIGMIS, 2013 – Present;
Member, SIGCHI, 2013 – Present.

STATEMENT

I am honoured to be nominated to serve as Vice-Chair of SIGMIS. I attended my first SIGMIS conference in 2009 and was struck by the support and strength of the group, and I have brought my own Ph.D. students to recent conferences. The welcome they received and the benefits they described from attending are testimony to the ethos, knowledge and experience held by members of this group. I am committed to supporting our members and growing our SIG.

Serving as Program Co-Chair and Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair for SIGMIS CPR allowed me to meet and work directly with both long-serving and new SIGMIS members. I would relish the opportunity to extend this, and I have a particular interest in fostering student outreach. I believe that the involvement of new and emerging researchers with SIGMIS and connecting them with our existing member cohort is core to our development and growth.

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Candidate for Secretary-Treasurer

Jeria Lyn Quesenberry

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology, 2007, Information Sciences and Technology.

Professional Experience:
Associate Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013 – Present;
Assistant Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007 – 2013;
Research Assistant and Teaching Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Science, State College, PA, 2002 – 2007.

Professional Interest:
Under served groups in IT/IS (education and workforce); Global IT/IS workforce and human capital issues; IT/IS pedagogy and preparedness.

ACM Activities:
Secretary-Treasurer, SIGMIS, 2015 – Present;
Member, ACM SIGCSE, 2014 – Present;
Information Director, SIGMIS, 2013 – 2015.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Member, Association for Information Systems (AIS), 2002 – Present;
Member, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Worki, 2006 – Present.

Awards Received:
Elliott Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching (CMU), 2014;
Journal of Global Information Management Outstanding Published Article, 2008;
Magid Igbaria Outstanding ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference Paper, 2008.

STATEMENT

I am honored to run for the position of SIGMIS Secretary-Treasurer. Since attending my first CPR conference in 2003, I have been an active member in our SIG. For the last year, I served as Secretary-Treasurer and was responsible for maintaining the records, finances and correspondence of SIGMIS. From 2013-2015, I served as Information Director and was responsible for internal and external communication (including website, listserv, and social media management) for SIGMIS, the CPR conference, and the Data Base journal. I also redesigned and built the SIGMIS website. I have also been active in the CPR conference committee serving as:

  • a program committee member since 2007,
  • co-program chair in 2011 and 2012,
  • and conference co-chair in 2016.

If elected, I would like to work to improve our efforts to promote and improve SIGMIS’ ability to attract and support new members while recognizing the value and impact of existing members. I would work with the other elected officers to further strengthen SIGMIS’ value to the global research community. I would also focus on ensuring that we have a solid financial foundation and remain within financial constraints while growing and revitalizing the community.

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Candidate for Secretary-Treasurer

Damien Joseph

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University, 2006, Information Systems and Management.

Professional Experience:
Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2013 – Present;;
Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2007 – 2013.

Professional Interest:
IT Professionals; IT Profession; Careers; Competencies; Culture.

ACM Activities:
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2014 – 2015;
Conference Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2013 – 2014;
Conference Program Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2009 – 2010;
Conference Program Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2008 – 2009.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Chair, National Digital Proficiency Committee, Singapore Computer Society, 2016 – Present;
Member, Core Committee, Best Tech Employer Award, Singapore Computer Society, 2016 – Present;
Judge, IT Youth Award, Singapore Computer Society, 2016 – Present.

Awards Received:
Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society, 2016;
Association for Computing Machinery Certificate of Recognition, 2015;
Association for Computing Machinery Certificate of Recognition, 2014;
Association for Computing Machinery Certificate of Recognition, 2010.

STATEMENT

I have been honored to be part of SIGMIS and the CPR Conferences. I have served SIGMIS in organizing and running the CPR conferences. In the coming year(s), I would like to continue contributing to developing the SIGMIS community in its executive committee.

As Secretary-Treasurer, my goals are to ensure continued smooth operations and to maintain the strong financial foundation of SIGMIS; both of which are necessary to support the professional development of the SIGMIS community. Towards this end, I will work with our colleagues within the SIGMIS Executive Committee, SIGMIS community and larger ACM community to make informed decisions on various SIGMIS initiatives in the coming year(s).

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