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Bentley Accounting Professor Jane Fedorowicz Becomes Second Woman to Serve as President-Elect of Association for Information Systems
Bentley professor Jane Fedorowicz was voted President-Elect of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), a leading professional organization for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide. Fedorowicz, Rae D. Anderson Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, is the second woman to serve in the role, effective July 1, 2012. Bentley is the only university with two current faculty members elected as AIS presidents; Robert Galliers, University Distinguished Professor and former provost and vice president for academic affairs, served in 1999.
“My main objective as president will be to ensure the attractiveness and viability of AIS for both new and longstanding members,” Fedorowicz says. More than 4,000 members hail from 90 countries.
Fedorowicz will draw on past experience with the AIS as she works with the membership and the AIS Council to build on the branding initiative and increase corporate involvement. A founding member of AIS, she currently serves as AIS Secretary (ending June 30, 2012), Executive Committee member, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Executive Committee secretary, senior editor for Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), and a minitrack chair for AMCIS2012 (America’s Conference on Information Systems). She was also named AIS Fellow in 2006. She has also served in a number of chair and committee roles.
The AIS president position rotates among three world regions: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Asia and the Pacific. The three-year position includes an initial year as President-Elect; a second year as president; and a final year as past president.
“This role will allow me to make a significant mark on my profession,” says Fedorowicz, “one that I believe can leave a legacy for current and future generations of information systems professors and students.”
Jane Fedorowicz holds a joint appointment in the Accountancy and Information & Process Management departments at Bentley University. She teaches courses on enterprise system configuration, business processes and internal controls. She is principal investigator of a National Science Foundation project team studying design issues for police and government agency collaboration using public safety networks. She also served as principal investigator for the Bentley Invision Project, an international research team examining interorganizational information sharing and the coordination infrastructures supporting these relationships in supply chain, government, and health care. Her interdisciplinary research supports a sociotechnical perspective on organizational collaboration in both the public and private sectors. She also conducts research on IS education.
Fedorowicz is a member of SIGASYS, SIGED, SIGADIT and SIGeGOV (Special Interest Group on Accounting Information Systems, SIG on Information Systems Education, SIG on Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology, SIG on e-government).
She has published more than 125 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and coauthored a textbook entitled "Business Processes and Information Technology". She has served in a governance capacity for a number of professional associations, including the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
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