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Jane Fedorowicz Appointed To Rae D. Anderson Chair In Accountancy And Information Systems At Bentley College

June 20, 1999


WALTHAM, Mass.- Bentley College recently announced that Associate Professor of Accountancy Jane Fedorowicz has been appointed to the Rae D. Anderson Chair in Accountancy and Information Systems. This endowed chair was established in 1991 to honor Anderson, a member of the Class of 1935 who taught and provided professional leadership at Bentley for 43 years. Anderson served the college as dean, senior vice president and trustee.

The chair position provides support for research, curriculum development and outreach. In seeking an individual to fill this position, the college considered evidence of candidates' substantial contributions to the accountancy profession, including a record of teaching excellence and significant published scholarly research.

"I'm honored to be the first woman chair holder at Bentley College," says Fedorowicz. "This gives me an opportunity to increase my contributions to two important research and teaching areas- Accounting Information Systems and the Computer Information Systems."

In this position, Fedorowicz's main responsibilities include advancing Bentley's mission to integrate information technology into the curriculum, and pedagogical and scholarly activities. She will assist the Accountancy and CIS departments in curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. While continuing to be a research leader, Fedorowicz will work to enhance a cross-functional academic environment and to help strengthen professional and corporate relationships.

"An advantage of the position is such that it allows me to work college-wide in integrating Information Technology into the curriculum of disciplines beyond Accountancy and CIS, such as our recently announced graduate programs in Electronic Business."

Fedorowicz, who has spent the past five years as a faculty member in the Accountancy Department, now also holds rank in the CIS Department. She has provided great leadership in the development of Bentley's Accounting Information Systems degree programs and the Accounting Center for Electronic Learning and Business Measurement. She received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Systems Sciences from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and a B.S. from the University of Connecticut. Before joining Bentley, she taught at Carnegie-Mellon, Northwestern University, Boston University, and the University of Massachusetts- Boston.

Fedorowicz also serves on the editorial boards of Information Systems Research, the e-journal Communications of the Association for Information Systems, and the Review of Accounting Information Systems. In 1997, the American Accounting Association presented Jane its annual Notable Contribution to the Information Systems Literature Award for a Decision Sciences article co-authored with Effy Oz and Paul Berger. She has authored articles published in many major journals, including Communications of the ACM, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information and Management, and ACM Transactions on Database Systems. She currently serves as a vice president in the Association for Information Systems.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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