2021 ACM SIGMIS Election

(For the term of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2023)


Candidate for Chair

Candidate for Vice-Chair

Candidate for Secretary-Treasurer

PDF of the statements and biographies


Candidate for Chair

Cindy Riemenschneider

Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 1997, Management Information Systems.

Professional Experience:
Holder of the Helen Ligon Professorship in Information Systems, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2015 – Present;
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2013 – 2019;
Professor, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2013 – Present.

Professional Interest:
IT professional turnover and turnaway intention, Women and underrepresented groups in IT, IT transparency, Ethical issues surrounding IT use, Industry transformation.

ACM Activities:
Senior Editor - The Database for Advances in Information Systems, SIGMIS, 2020 – Present;
Conference Chair, SIGMIS, 2011;
Doctoral Consortium Chair, SIGMIS, 2009;
Program Chair, SIGMIS, 2008.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
President, SIG IS-Cognitive Research, 2018 – 2019;
Women’s Network Co-Chair, Hawaiian International Conference on Systems and Sciences, 2016 – Present;
Co-Chair of Provost Search Committee, Baylor University, 2018 – 2019.

Awards Received:
AIS Women’s Network Mentoring Award, 2019;
Distinctive Scholarship Award - Baylor University, 2019;
SIGMIS - Magid Igbaria Outstanding Paper Award, 2014;
SIGMIS - Magid Igbaria Outstanding Paper Award, 2006.

STATEMENT

It is a great honor to be nominated for the SIGMIS Chair position. I have been an active member of ACM SIGMIS since 2006. I have also had the opportunity to serve in leadership roles at a professional and institutional level. I recently served as the President for the SIG IS-Cognitive Research and co-chaired a successful search for a provost. Additionally, I served for six years as an Associate Dean for Research/Faculty Development and co-chaired the SIGMIS annual conference. These positions have allowed me to hone my leadership skills in diverse contexts. By enhancing my listening skills and creating cooperative decision-making and conflict resolution techniques, I have thrived in these leadership roles.

SIGMIS will continue to impact our IS community significantly; it provides a venue for focused research and an opportunity for networking and building research collaborations with international colleagues. If elected, I will increase the membership of SIGMIS from all regions, mentor, and facilitate occasions for leadership growth for junior faculty and doctoral students, embrace creative opportunities to develop our community afforded by diverse cultures, new modalities for higher education, and unforeseen challenges of the future.

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Candidate for Chair

Craig Van Slyke

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., University of South Florida, 1998, Information Systems.

Professional Experience:
McCallister Eminent Scholar, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, 2018 – Present;
Professor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2012 – 2018;
Professor, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2007 – 2012.

Professional Interest:
Information security and privacy, Adoption and diffusion of innovations, Technology-mediated work, Information systems education, Technology-mediated learning.

ACM Activities:
Conference co-chair, SIGMIS, 2018 – 2019;
Senior Editor, SIGMIS The Data Base, 2017 – Present.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Associate Editor - Communications of the AIS, Association for Information Systems, 2020 – Present;
Track Co-Chair - Information Systems Education AMCIS, Association for Information Systems, 2017 – 2020;
Initial accreditation mentor, AACSB, 2014 – Present.

Awards Received:
Senior Editor of the Year - The Data Base ... (SIGMIS), 2020;
Reviewer of the Year - Communications of the AIS, 2019;
Honorable Mention - Reviewer of the Year - MIS Quarterly, 2015.

STATEMENT

It is my honor to be nominated for Chair of SIGMIS. After a decade in academic administration as a department chair, associate dean, and dean, I returned to faculty in 2017. Since then, I have become involved with SIGMIS by co-chairing the 2019 CPR conference and serving as SE for The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems. If I am fortunate enough to be elected chair of SIGMIS, my efforts as chair would be directed at 1) increasing SIGMIS membership, and 2) increasing the exposure of SIGMIS among information systems academics and practitioners. SIGMIS membership (currently 220) has declined by over 50% since 2011, and by 15% since the SIG’s last viability review in 2018. Reversing the membership decline is likely to be important in the next viability review (in 2022). One approach to increasing membership and visibility is to partner with other small SIGs whose members’ interests may overlap with those of SIGMIS members. Examples of such SIGs include SIGACCESS (Accessibility and Computing), SIGCAS (Computers and Society), and SIGITE (Information Technology Education). Well thought out partnerships may help increase membership in all the SIGs involved. I would also welcome other ideas for increasing membership and visibility.

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Candidate for Vice-Chair

Allison Morgan Bryant

Howard University, Washington, D.C., USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2008, Information Sciences and Technology.

Professional Experience:
Assistant Dean, Innovation and Administration, Howard University, Washington, D.C., 2020 – Present;
Department Chairperson, Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Howard University, Washington, D.C., 2016 – 2020;
Director of Special Programs, School of Business, Howard University, Washington, D.C., 2015 – 2016.

Professional Interest:
Human Information Behavior, Diversity & Inclusion, Health Informatics, Technology Education, IT Workforce.

ACM Activities:
Conference Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2015 – 2016;
Program Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2012 – 2013.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Member, SIGMIS, 2003 – Present. /p>

STATEMENT

It is a great privilege to be nominated as a candidate for Vice Chair of SIGMIS. The SIGMIS organization is near and dear to me, as it was the first professional organization that I joined as a doctoral student. I believe in the importance of the mission and purpose of the group, and vow, if selected, to serve the organization with great vision and energy.

I am currently the Assistant Dean of Innovation and Administration in the School of Business at Howard University. I am also an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management where I have on the faculty for the past 11 years. My research area focuses on human information behavior, diversity, health, and the IT workforce/education.

My experience with the SIGMIS organization includes serving as Conference Program Co-Chair in 2013, and Conference Co-Chair in 2016. Both of these opportunities allowed me to be able to understand the inner workings of the organization, as well the operations of ACM as a whole. If given the opportunity, I will continue to grow the vision of the SIGMIS organization to support the growing landscape of the most important element to technological advancement – people.

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Candidate for Vice-Chair

Damien Joseph

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

BIOGRAPHY

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

Professional Experience:
Assistant Dean (Undergraduate), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2020 – Present;
Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2013 – Present;
Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2007 – 2013.

Professional Interest:
Management of IT professionals, Legitimacy of IT organizations, Agile project management.

ACM Activities:
Conference Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2019 – 2020;
Conference Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2018 – 2019;
Conference Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2013 – 2014;
Program Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2009 – 2010.

Membership Offices in Related Organizations:
Track Co-Chair, Future of Work, ICIS 2019, Association for Information Systems, 2018 – 2019;
Chair, National Digital Proficiency Programme Steering Comm, Singapore Computer Society, 2016 – 2019;
Designer, “Best ICT Company to Work For” Awards, Singapore Computer Society,2014 – Current.

Awards Received:
Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society, 2016;
ACM Service Award, 2015;
ACM Service Award, 2014;
ACM Service Award, 2010.

STATEMENT

I have been active in ACM SIGMIS since 2003. I have served as Conference and Program Chair when called and have received multiple ACM Recognition of Service Awards for my service in those roles. It is an honor to be now called and nominated for Vice-Chair to serve the larger SIGMIS community. If chosen, I will support the goals and directions of the Chair. I will also seek to attain improvements. One, I intend to bring together the larger SIGMIS community in setting its future directions and goals through the use of available communications technologies. Two, I seek to rejuvenate the membership. SIGMIS’ membership spans across many countries, yet, there are IS academics from many countries not represented in our community. It is my goal to bring these IS academics into ACM SIGMIS. Three, it is my goal to develop links with several interest groups in other similar organizations (e.g. AIS, IFIP, IEEE) which share similar interests in MIS related topics. By doing this, I aim to expand the network of practitioners and academics that each member of SIGMIS would have access to develop personally and professionally.

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Candidate for Vice-Chair

Leigh Ellen Christine Potter

Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia

BIOGRAPHY

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

Professional Experience:
Senior Lecturer, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, 2017 – Present;
Lecturer, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, 2010 – 2016;
Consultant, Self-employed, Nathan, Brisbane, 2002 – 2010.

Professional Interest:
User Experience, Emerging Technology, IT Workforce, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality.

ACM Activities:
Vice-Chair, SIGMIS, 2017 – Present;
Program Co-Chair, SIGMIS CPR, 2021;
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair, SIGMIS CPR, 2016;
Program Co-Chair, SIGMIS CPR, 2015.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Program Co-Chair, EduCHI, 2019 – Present;
AE - Future of Work track, ICIS, 2019;
Track co-chair, OzCHI, 2017 – 2018.

Awards Received:
Women in Technology finalist - IT Professional Award, 2019;
Cisco Women in Technology (Academia) finalist, 2019;
Best Paper award: Research and Innovation in IS conference, 2017;
Best Poster award: ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, 2017.

STATEMENT

I am honoured to be nominated as Vice-Chair for a SIG that has formed a core part of my work since my first involvement in 2009. SIGMIS is supportive and generous, a true exemplar of “collegial”, and I welcome an opportunity to give back to this community. I am passionate about the ''people'' issues involved in information systems design and development, and about the development of IT as a career. I believe SIGMIS plays an important role in furthering our understanding in these areas.

My goals are to build on the significant history of SIGMIS and grow our SIG by sharing our knowledge and experience with students and early career academics. If elected, I will achieve this through expansion of the Student chapters and promotion of the Early Career Award (established in 2017). I would like to sponsor a research proposal round specifically for early career researchers, and establish a formal mentoring program. My intention is to support and grow SIGMIS through the attraction of students and early career researchers to our community.

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Candidate for Secretary-Treasurer

Indira Guzman

Trident University, Cypress, CA, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2006, Information Science and Technology.

Professional Experience:
Director of Doctoral Studies, Trident University, Cypress, CA, 2015 – Present;
Professor of Management Information Systems, Trident University, Cypress, CA, 2006 – Present;
Senior Research Associate, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2004 – 2010.

Professional Interest:
Management Information Systems, Occupational Culture of Information Technologies, Women in IT, Recruitment and Retention, Information Systems Research in Latin America.

ACM Activities:
Information Director, SIGMIS, 2015 – Present;
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2019 – 2021;
CPR 2015 Conference Co-Chair, SIGMIS, 2015 – 2015;
CPR Conference Treasurer, SIGMIS, 2009 – 2013.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Secretary, Member, Latin American and Caribbean Association for Information Systems, 2004 – Present.

STATEMENT

I am honored to have been nominated for the position of Secretary/Treasurer in the 2021 ACM SIGMIS Election. I have been a member and active ACM SIGMIS volunteer for almost fifteen years, contributing as Conference Treasurer, Conference Co-Chair, Doctoral Mentor, and more recently, Co-Chair of the Doctoral Consortium. I have also participated as a panelist, author, and reviewer since 2004, when I was still a doctoral student. My experience in these varied positions has prepared me well for serving ACM SIGMIS, as Secretary/Treasurer.

I am willing to learn about the details of this position and make my contributions meaningful. SIGMIS and its conference have been very important for my academic and professional growth. ACM SIGMIS has made a significant impact in the field of Information Systems as it is the oldest ACM special interest group. Most of the impactful researchers in the field have been part of our community. I am proud of being part of this community and I look forward to continuing serving in any way I can.

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Candidate for Secretary-Treasurer

Sam Zaza

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2018, MIS.

Professional Experience:
Assistant Professor, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, 2018 – Present;
Research Assistant, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2013 – 2018;
IT project manager, GDNE, Lebanon, 2009 – 2012.

Professional Interest:
IT artefact, IT Career, Social Inclusion, IT Workforce, Research Methodologies.

ACM Activities:
Member, SIGMIS, 2020 – Present.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
MENA Chapter - president, AIS, 2020 – Present;
SIGLEAD - Treasurer, AIS, 2016 – Present;
AoM/OCIS - Treasurer, AoM, 2017 – 2020.

Awards Received:
Best reviewer award - ICTO conference, 2019.

STATEMENT

I am honored to have been nominated for the SIGMIS Secretary/Treasurer position. Even though I have not been an ACM member for a long time, I am an active member and volunteer for the Association of Information Systems (AIS), where I serve as a president for the Middle East and North Africa Chapter, a committee member on SIGs Social Inclusion and Grounded Theory, and treasurer for SIG Leadership. In addition, I served as a treasurer for OCIS in the Academy of Management (AoM). My experience in these varied positions has prepared me well for serving SIGMIS. If elected, I hope to contribute to more success and impact of the SIGMIS.

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