Remembering Sandra Slaughter
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
We are saddened to report that Georgia Tech Professor, AIS Region 1 Representative, and admired scholar and colleague Sandra Slaughter passed away on November 3, 2014. Sandra was an integral member of the information systems community, and a dedicated volunteer leader within the association.
After working in industry for a number of years, Sandra pursued her Ph.D. in Management Information Systems at the University of Minnesota. She then went on to teach at Carnegie Mellon University before joining Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business in 2007, where she played an integral role in raising the profile of the faculty and the college. In 2013, Sandra was recognized as the Georgia Power Professor of Excellence at Georgia Tech.
Sandra published more than 100 articles in leading journals, conference proceedings, and edited books. This year marks the publishing of her new book on the software industry, A Profile of the Software Industry: Emergence, Ascendance, Risks, and Rewards. Sandra also served as the co-director of the Scheller College’s Business Analytics Center.
In addition to groundbreaking research and outstanding teaching, Sandra is remembered for her generosity with her time, talent, and resources. “As the AIS Region 1 Representative, Sandra was deeply involved in bettering the professional lives of our members. She championed a number of initiatives, and one that I recall well was the mid-career workshop that she hosted on-site,” writes AIS President Helmut Krcmar. “Sandra will be missed for her professional acumen, but also for her kind and dedicated personal approach.”