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Professor Jane Fedorowicz Honored for Service
The Association for Information Systems (AIS) presented Bentley’s Jane Fedorowicz with the Sandra Slaughter Service Award, during a ceremony at the 2017 International Conference on Information Systems.
The four-year-old award recognizes AIS members for longstanding leadership and service to the organization. Winners are chosen from nominees put forward by association members worldwide. This year, the selection committee included representatives from the United States, Finland, Taiwan, France, Singapore and Italy. The award’s namesake served on the AIS council prior to her death in 2014.
“Sandra was well known for her professional generosity across all areas of her career as an academic, “ says Fedorowicz, the Chester B. Slade Professor of Accounting and Information Systems at Bentley. “She was a wonderful role model for many women and men, including me. Giving back to my profession and my colleagues is very important to me and I am pleased that fellow AIS members find my work valuable and worthy of acknowledgement.”
One of three recipients this year, Fedorowicz was recognized for “significant contributions” to the association in wide-ranging roles: president, advisory board member for the Women’s Network, facilitator for the Senior Scholars College, member of several nomination and awards committees, special adviser to the AIS president, editor and senior editor for AIS journals and publications, and vice president and secretary, among many others.
Fedorowicz’s research and teaching at Bentley and beyond focus on accounting information systems, business processes and systems assessment, interorganizational information sharing, social media in policing, digital government and public safety networks, and more. (Read about her work here.) In 2016, she earned Bentley’s highest research honor, the Mee Family Prize, for outstanding scholarship over her career.
According to its mission statement, the Association for Information Systems works to advance knowledge and promote excellence in the practice and study of information systems. Its members are leaders in the research, teaching, practice and study of information systems worldwide.
Bentley was also named No. 1 for Highest Freshman Retention Rate, No. 3 for Most Innovative Schools and No. 4 for Best Undergraduate Teaching among the regional universities in the “2019 Best Colleges” report.