2018 ACM SIGITE Election

(For the term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2021)

 


Candidate Chair

Candidate for Vice-Chair

Candidate for Secretary-Treasurer

PDF of the statements and biographies


Candidate for Chair

Barry M. Lunt

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., Utah State University, 1993, Occupational and Adult Education.

Professional Experience:
Director, School of Technology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2015 – Present;
Professor, Information Technology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2006 – Present;
Associate Professor, Information Technology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1998 – 2006.

Professional Interest:
Permanent digital data storage; Technology & engineering education; Data storage;
Electronic manufacturing.

ACM Activities:
Member of CC2020 Task Force, 2017 - Present;
Member of IT2017 Task Force, 2014 - 2017;
Education Chair of SIGITE, 2003 - 2015;
Chair of IT2008 Committee, 2003 - 2008.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Senior member, IEEE;
Member, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society.

Awards Received:
Lifetime Service Award, SIGITE, 2015;
Teaching Awards, Brigham Young University, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2016;
Technology Transfer Award, Brigham Young University, 2009.

STATEMENT

I was a founding member of SITE (2003), which became SIGITE. I chaired the committee that produced IT2008, which was later vetted by the ACM and IEEE. I have missed only one SIGITE conference
(the year my mother passed away, I went to and spoke at her funeral). I have remained very actively involved in SIGITE since its inception, but only now have I felt that I should run for an office.

I have greatly enjoyed meeting so many outstanding professionals through my SIGITE associations, including dear people who will be my friends the rest of my life. It would be an honor to serve as the Chair, and I would do so with energy and enthusiasm.

I believe that membership and participation in SIGITE furthers and improves the professional outlook for all who become involved. If I am elected as Chair, I will continue to seek for ways to extend these benefits to more members of the IT community.

[top]


Candidate for Chair

Daniel S. Bogaard

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Master of Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2001, Information Technology.

Professional Experience:
Undergraduate Program Director, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 2012 – Present;
Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 2008 – 2012;
Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 2002 – 2008.

Professional Interest:
Web Systems and Technologies; IoT; Curriculum; Emerging Technologies; Application Security.

ACM Activities:
Program Co-Chair, SIGITE, 2016 – Present.

STATEMENT

I would be honored to serve as Chair of SIGITE. I have experience serving as the Conference Program Co-Chair for SIGITE, and I know how important the comradery, sharing of ideas and fellowship is. I also feel it is important to ensure the health and growth of the SIG, while making sure that we keep our curricular efforts at the forefront.

As a comparatively young organization, we have been looking for ways to expand our membership and participation within the SIG. While I believe that our core members are strong, it is time to engage with a larger audience, be it industry, community colleges, or high school educators.

We need to keep our curricular efforts at the highest levels, while also being open to the changes and trends within the discipline. Being at the forefront of changes in the industry, and having the ability to bring the cutting edge changes into our curriculum is the best way to expand our significance within the discipline.

[top]


Candidate for Vice-Chair

Ray Trygstad

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Master of Science, University of Denver, 1990, Systems Management.

Professional Experience:
Associate Chair, Department of Information Technology & Management, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 2008 – Present;
Industry Professor of Information Technology & Management, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 2008 – Present;
Director of Information Technology, School of Applied Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 2010 – 2016.

Professional Interest:
Information technology management; Cybersecurity management; Cybersecurity policy; Legal and Ethical issues in information technology; Disaster recovery and business continuity.

ACM Activities:
Executive Committee Member, ACM SIGITE, 2015 – Present;
ABET Program Evaluator in Information Technology, CSAB/CAC, 2014 – Present.

Membership Offices in Related Organizations:
Co-Chair, Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) Conference, 2017 – Present;
Contributor, Proposed Cybersecurity Merit Badge, Boy Scouts of America, 2017 – Present;
National Chair, Gamma Nu Eta, the Information Technology Honor Society, 2011 – 2013.

Awards Received:
Excellence in Teaching Award, Illinois Tech, 2012;
Professional Member, Gamma Nu Eta, the I.T. Honor Society, 2011.

STATEMENT

As Vice-Chair, I will assist the chair as appropriate and stand in as necessary. Both personally and institutionally I have been a strong supporter of SIGITE and have been an active participant since we joined in 2012. I have some particular initiatives I would like to pursue as Vice-Chair:

1) Increase both membership in SIGITE and participation in the conference by reaching out to I.T. ABET-accredited institutions, and by identifying unaccredited programs with significant research and inviting them as well;

2) Actively encourage non-accredited institutions with quality programs to seek ABET accreditation to strengthen the discipline; and

3) Engage a broadened range of potential conference sponsors to increase industry support and awareness of SIGITE.

I have shown my firm commitment to information technology as an academic discipline by my role as a previous National Chair of Gamma Nu Eta, as a current SIGITE Executive Committee Member, and as a current ABET Program Evaluator, and I will bring this same passion for what we do to my role as Vice-Chair.

[top]


Candidate for Vice-Chair

Chris Kadlec

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2008, Information Systems.

Professional Experience:
Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 2012 – Present;
Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 2007 – 2012;
Program Specialist, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1996 – 2004.

Professional Interest:
IT Governance; Cyber Security; IT Education/Learning; IT Disaster Recovery Planning; Power Users.

ACM Activities:
Member, SIGITE, 2014 – Present.

Awards Received:
Patriotic Employer, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2016.

STATEMENT

I feel honored to be nominated as a candidate for Vice-Chair in the 2018 SIGITE election. I have worked in the IT field since 1994 in the education sector. I was in IT support until 2004 and then moved into IT education at Georgia Southern University in the Information Technology Department. Over the last 4 years I have been working with the Convergence College Network (NSF-ATE grant funded), building relationships between High Schools, Technical Colleges, Community Colleges and Universities. I am committed to IT education and the institutions that deliver it.

[top]


Candidate for Secretary-Treasurer

Russell McMahon

University of Cincinnati, OH, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Masters, University of Cincinnati, 1981, Education.

Professional Experience:
Faculty member, University of Cincinnati, OH, 1999 – Present;
Teacher, Northwest Local Schools, Cincinnati, OH, 1994 – 1999;
Project Coordinator, Cincom, Cincinnati, OH, 1993 – 1994.

Professional Interest:
Computer history; IT-related organizations; Humor in computing; Data science; IT curriculum development.

ACM Activities:
Member, SIGITE, 2003 – Present.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Program Chair, Cincinnati Chapter of Infragard, 2016 – Present;
Program Chair, Southwest Ohio Chapter of DAMA, 2012 – 2014;
Board Member, Cincinnati .NET Users Group, 2012 – 2014.

STATEMENT

I have been teaching IT related subject matter for over 37 years and I currently am a faculty member in the School of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati (UC). I helped create the BSIT degree at UC in 2004 which was ABET accredited in 2006. Prior to coming to UC, I taught at several area high schools and spent more than eight years in the IT world. I am very active in the IT user group community having served on the boards of multiple groups and helped create TechLife Cincinnati which is a site where IT-related groups can announce their meetings. I would be honored to serve as the Secretary-Treasurer for the ACM SIGITE.

[top]


Candidate for Secretary-Treasurer

Karen P. Patten

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Academic Background:
Ph.D., New Jersey institute of Technology, 2009, Information Systems.

Professional Experience:
Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2007 – 2017;
Special Lecturer, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 1999 – 2006;
President, The SYNERGY Group, Northvale, NJ, 1995 – 2009.

Professional Interest:
Enterprise IT Organizational Management, Leadership, and Flexibility; Small Business IT Management; Telecommunications/Mobile Computing, Security, Management; IT Curriculum Theory, Research, and Development; IT Project Management.

ACM Activities:
Member, SIGITE, 2010 – Present;
Member, SIGMIS, 2006 – Present;
Member, SIGMOBILE, 2006 – Present.

Membership and Offices in Related Organizations:
Program Committee, AMCIS, Association for Information Systems, 2014 – 2015;
AMCIS Track Chair, Social Technical issues, Association for Information Systems, 2007 – 2017;
Program Chair, Columbia SC Chapter, Project Management Institute, 2009 – 2012.

Awards Received:
Appreciation Award, Placement Chair, AMCIS 2015;
Appreciation Award, Placement Chair, AMCIS 2014.

STATEMENT

As a professional enterprise IT organizational executive with 20 years’ experience including AT&T and Bell Labs positions, one of my reasons for obtaining a Ph.D. to teach IT at the university level was my passion to share my business, technical, and management experience with the next generation of young IT professionals. I’ve been fortunate to represent the Integrated Information Technology undergraduate department at the last five annual meetings of SIGITE, which shares my passion to contribute to the development of a relevant and rigorous IT curriculum. Becoming an officer would allow me to serve with many amazing IT educators and, working together, continue to improve IT education theory, research, and the education of the next generation of IT professionals.

[top]