Preeminent Editorial Board

The Preeminent Editorial Board consists of scholars that assist the Editors-in-Chief through their support and providing insights on the strategic direction for The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems.


Soon_AngSoon Ang (Nangyang Technological University, Singapore). Soon Ang (PhD Minnesota) is Goh Tjoei Kok Chair and Professor in Management and Information Technology at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. A multiple-award winning researcher, Soon Ang is recognized as a world authority in IT outsourcing, managing IT professionals, and cultural intelligence. She pioneered and co-authored two foundation books on Cultural Intelligence (Stanford University Press). She has also created and validated a series of multi-media intercultural situational judgment tests for assessing and developing CQ. Soon Ang received prestigious awards at the Academy of Management, Association of Computing Machinery, Association of Information Systems, Decision Sciences, and Human Relations. Her papers have appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Management Science, Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and others. Soon Ang recently received the Walter F. Ulmer, Jr. Award from the Center for Creative Leadership, for outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of culturally intelligent leadership. Soon Ang is currently founding Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Discoveries and past senior editor of MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Association of Information Systems.


Yolande Chan (Queen’s University). Yolande E. Chan is Associate Dean (Research & PhD-MSc Programs) and E. Marie Shantz Professor of IT Management at Queen’s University in Canada. She holds a Ph.D. from Ivey Business School at Western University, an M.Phil. in Management Studies from Oxford University, and S.M. and S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. She is a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to joining Queen’s, Dr. Chan worked with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Chan conducts research on information technology strategy, alignment, digital innovation, and knowledge management, and has published her research in several leading journals. She has received research excellence, teaching excellence, and doctoral supervision awards. Dr. Chan is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). She is a past Secretary of the AIS. At Queen’s, she has served as Associate Vice-Principal (Research), Director – The Monieson Centre for Business Research, and as the university’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Leader.


Wynne Chin (University of Houston). Wynne Chin is the C.T. Bauer Professor of Decision and Information Sciences at the University of Houston. He received his doctorate from the University of Michigan in Computers and Information Systems, M.S. in chemical engineering (biomedical option) from Northwestern University, MBA from the University of Michigan, and a bachelors in biophysics from U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Chin is well published in both IS journals such as Information Systems Research , Journal of Management Information Systems, and MIS Quarterly as well as statistical journals such as Multivariate Behavioral Research and Structural Equation Modeling. He was inducted as a Fellow of the Association of Information Systems in 2013. Dr. Chin is also a prior editor-in-chief of The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems. Dr. Chin brings is one of the foremost experts of the Partial Least Squares Path Modeling technique with his freely shared PLS-Graph software (beginning in 1990) used by 9000+ researchers worldwide and served as conference chair of the 2012 International PLS conference. Going beyond the IS discipline, he is credited as keeping the PLS research community afloat during the 1990s before its reemergence among statisticians in 1999 and has published two books on this methodology (2010, 2013).


Deborah Compeau (Richard Ivey School of Business). Deborah (Debbie) Compeau is the Hubman Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at Washington State University.  Her research focuses on the interaction between people and information technologies (IT) in organizations. Her specific interests include end user training and learning, and the adoption and implementation of new IT. Her most recent research projects have focused on the adoption of IT in healthcare settings.  Her research has been published in leading journals, and has been recognized by Lowry et al (2007) (“Assessing Leading Institutions, Faculty, and Articles in Premier Information Systems Research Journals”, Communications of the AIS, v20) as among those with the highest impact. She has served in editorial roles at MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research.  She is also an active case writer and case teacher and has conducted workshops on teaching with cases in the U.S., Canada, France and Germany.


Dennis_F_Galletta Dennis Galletta (University of Pittsburgh). Dennis F. Galletta is an AIS former President, as well as a LEO and Fellow awardee. He is Ben L. Fryrear Faculty Fellow and Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and Director of the Doctoral Program for the Katz Graduate School of Business. He has published in journals such as Management Science, MISQ, ISR, JMIS, EJIS, JAIS, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, and CACM, and serves or has served on editorial boards such as Journal of MIS, MIS Quarterly, ISR, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, and JAIS. He won a “Developmental Associate Editor Award” at MISQ in 2006 and Provost’s Mentorship Award in 2016. He served as program co-chair for ICIS 2005 and AMCIS 2003, general chair for the first AMCIS in 1995, and co-chaired of ICIS 2011. He served as ICIS Treasurer (1994-1998), AIS Council Member (1996-1997 and 2006-2009), and Editor-in-Chief of AISWorld (2004-2006). He is a founding co-Editor in Chief of AIS Transactions on HCI 2008-2015. He taught IS courses on the Fall 1999 Semester at Sea voyage, and established the concept of Special Interest Groups in AIS in 2000.


Rudy Hirschheim (Louisiana State University). Professor Rudy Hirschheim – PhD (University of London), PhD (hon, University of Oulu), PhD (hon, the University of Bern) – is the Ourso Family Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at LSU. He has previously been on the faculties of the University of Houston, the London School of Economics, and Templeton College of the University of Oxford. He is currently Senior Editor for Information and Organization and has been Senior Editor for the Journal of the Association for Information Systems. He is on the editorial boards of: Journal of MIS, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems; and has been on the editorial boards of MIS Quarterly and European Journal of Information Systems. He was made a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems, and received the LEO Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Information Systems.

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Julie E. Kendall, Ph. D., is a Professor of Management in the School of Business-Camden, Rutgers University. Dr. Kendall is a fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute, Hall of Fame member of the PhD Project, Past Chair of IFIP Working Group 8.2, and recipient of the Silver Core from IFIP. She served as AIS Vice President of SIGs, Chapters, & Colleges. Professor Kendall has published in numerous journals including MIS Quarterly, and The Database for Advances in Information Systems. Dr. Kendall is an Associate Editor for CAIS and on the editorial boards of many journals. She is co-author of Systems Analysis and Design. Julie, who draws inspiration from theatre and opera, served as an official nominator for the Drama League and is a lifetime member of the American Theatre Wing. Her research interests include developing qualitative tools for IS researchers, agile methods, organizational participation in open source, and organizational storytelling.


Dorothy_E._LeidnerDorothy Leidner (Baylor University). Dorothy E. Leidner, PhD is the Ferguson Professor of Information Systems at Baylor University and a visiting professor at the University of Lund, Sweden. Since 2005, she has had a regular summer professor appointment at the University of Mannheim, Germany. She previously served as an associate professor at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) and TCU (Ft Worth, TX). Dorothy received her BA, MBA, and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. She has over 50 refereed publications in such journals as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, and the Journal of Management Information Systems, among others. Dorothy serves as Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly Executive and Senior Editor for Information Systems Research and for the Journal of the Association of Information Systems. Previously, she served in various editorial roles including co-Editor-in-Chief of The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, associate editor and senior editor for MIS Quarterly, associate editor for Decision Sciences Journal, and senior editor for the Journal of Strategic Information Systems. Dorothy was conference co-chair for ICIS2015 in Ft Worth and has held various other conference roles, including: track co-chair (ECIS 2011; ICIS 2010), panel chair (ECIS 2001, AMCIS 2009), doctoral consortium co-chair (AMCIS 2004), MIS camp co-Chair (AMCIS 2002), doctoral consortium faculty (ECIS 1998, AMCIS 2005, ICIS 2007), and program co-chair (AMCIS 2010). She directs the PhD program in Information Systems at Baylor, a program she proposed in 2005 and that was approved in 2007. It was a milestone for the University, being the very first PhD program offered by the Hankamer School of Business.

Ephraim_McLeanEph McLean (Georgia State University). Ephraim R. McLean – “Eph” – is the George E. Smith Eminent Scholar’s Chair in Information Systems in the Department of Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University. He earned his bachelor and masters degrees in mechanical engineering at Cornell University, and earned his master’s degree and doctorate from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. McLean has published over 135 articles in such publications as the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Communications of the ACM, Information Systems Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, MISQ Executive, Journal of Management Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, among others. He was a founding Associate Editor for Research of the MIS Quarterly and, for seven years, the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems. For ten years he was the Executive Director of the ICIS and of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) of which he was one of the founding members. Dr. McLean was recognized as one of the first Fellows of AIS and has also received the LEO Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor in the world for academics in the information systems field.

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Dr. Fred Niederman. Dr. Fred Niederman serves as Shaughnessy Endowed Professor at Saint Louis University. His PhD is from the University of Minnesota in 1990.  He is the former chair of the ACM special interest group on personnel research where he participated in organizing numerous conferences.  He serves as Department Editor for ICT on the editorial board of Project Management Journal.  He additionally serves on the editorial boards for Journal of AIS, Communications of AIS, Human Resource Management, and Journal of International Management.  His areas of research interest include: philosophy of science applied to IS, IS research methods – particularly qualitative ones, effects on IS of mergers and acquisitions, global IS, IS personnel, and group collaboration and teams, especially in the project management context.  He served as co-program chair for the 2010 ICIS conference in St. Louis, Missouri, is serving as the first official “facilitator” for the AIS “senior scholars” and is proud to be counted as a member of the “circle of compadres” for the KMPG PhD Project serving to bring more minority scholars into MIS academia.

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Stacie Petter (Baylor University). Stacie Petter is Professor of Information Systems at Baylor University. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems and her M.B.A. from Georgia State University and a B.S. from Berry College. Stacie’s primary research examines issues associated with software project management, and she also conducts research on the impacts of information systems and research methods. Her work has appeared in journals, including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, among others. Dr. Petter has served as an Associate Editor at MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Journal and serves as a Senior Editor for AIS Transactions on Replication Research. She is the Association for Information Systems Region 1 Representative and is chair of the Americas Conference for Information Systems Executive Committee.

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Ramesh Sharda. Ramesh Sharda is the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Watson/ConocoPhillips Chair and a Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He has coauthored two textbooks (Business Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for Decision Support, 10th edition, Prentice Hall and Business Intelligence: A Managerial Perspective on Analytics, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall). His research has been published  in major journals in management science and information systems including Management Science, Operations Research, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Decision Science Journal, EJIS, JMIS, Interfaces, INFORMS  Journal on Computing, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, and many others. He is a member of the editorial boards of journals such as the Decision Support Systems, Decision Sciences, and Information Systems Frontiers. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of Teradata University Network and received the 2013 INFORMS HG Computing Society Lifetime Service Award.

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Eileen Trauth. Eileen Trauth, Ph.D. is Professor of Information Sciences & Technology, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She conducts research and engages in outreach activities related to gender and social inclusion in the information systems and technology fields. Dr. Trauth has investigated issues of gender underrepresentation in the information technology professions in Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific, and throughout the United States. She studies the intersectionality of gender and the identity characteristics of ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality and disability status. She is editor of the Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology, past editor-in-chief of Information Systems Journal, the recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Gender Studies, and has served on the advisory board for European Union gender projects. With funding from the National Science Foundation, she has written a play, iDream, to increase awareness about gender barriers in the scientific and technological professions.


Joe Valacich (University of Arizona). Joseph (Joe) Valacich is an Eller Professor of MIS within the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (2009), and the Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Neuro-ID, Inc. Dr. Valacich is a prolific scholar, publishing more than 200 scholarly articles in numerous prestigious journals and conferences. His work has had a tremendous impact on numerous disciplines, including IS, computer science, psychology, marketing, and management. In September 2016, Google Scholar lists his citation counts over 18,800, with an H-index of 63. He has several patents related to identifying emotional state changes and indecision using human-computer interaction data. He has also coauthored several leading textbooks.