About AIS

Committees and Task Forces

Note: Conference committees are available on the conference site with which they are associated, and awards committees are available on each of the award pages, which can be found through the Awards page.

The Communications Committee is charged with primarily defining and cultivating the AIS brand. Secondarily it is responsible for establishing broad understanding of the field of information systems both within and outside of the association. The committee oversees the content development of all AIS channels of communication including but not limited to AIS websites, list servs, blogs, wikis, newsletters, printed materials, and electronic media with the goal of creating unified messages and active dialogue which enhances the growth of AIS and the field of information systems. Committee members include:

  • Kevin Desouza, Arizona State University (VP of Communications)
  • Kathryn Brohman, Queens University
  • Mike Chiasson, Lancaster University
  • Amit Deokar, Pennsylvania State University - Erie (LinkedIn Manager)
  • Remko Helms, Utrecht University (Social Media Coordinator)
  • Karl Kautz, University of Wollongong
  • Merrill Warkentin, Mississippi State University (Security Coordinator)
  • Isabel Ramos, University of Minho
  • Edson Luiz Riccio, School of Economics, Business and Accountancy-FEA/USP
  • John Windsor, University of North Texas
  • Ping Zhang, Syracuse University (AIS Historian)

Staff liaison: Brook Pritchett, AIS Communications Director

The Conferences Committee is an official committee of the association as described in the bylaws (10.2.n and 10.3.n.) This committee oversees all conference-related policy matters, site selection, and long-term strategy. Committee members include:

  • Alan Dennis, Indiana University (VP of Meetings and Conferences)
  • Dorothy Leidner, Baylor University (ICIS EC Chair)

  • Elena Karahanna, University of Georgia (Chair of the ICIS Program Chair Committee)

  • Stacie Petter, University of Nebraska at Omaha (AMCIS EC Chair)

  • Andrew Burton-Jones, University of Queensland (Chair of the AMCIS Program Chair Committee)

Staff liaison: Jody McGinness, AIS Executive Director

AMCIS Executive Committee / ICIS Executive Committee

The Education Committee leads the development of AIS teaching tools for members of the association, advises the Vice President of Education in matters of pedagogy, and helps to confer awards on outstanding information systems instructors.

  • Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein (VP of Education)
  • Salehu Anteneh, Addis Abeba University
  • Elizabeth White Baker, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Geoffrey Dick, North Georgia College and State University
  • Brian Donnellan, University of Maynooth, Ireland
  • Mary Granger, George Washington University
  • Eija Karsten, Abo Akademi Handelshögskolan
  • George Kasper, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Ting-Peng Liang, National Cheng-Chi University and National Sun Yat-Sen University
  • Joe Nandhakumar, Warwick Business School
  • Matti Rossi, Aalto University School of Economics
  • Venky Shankararaman, Singapore Management University
  • Ravi Seethamraju, University of Sydney
  • Rhonda Syler, University of Arkansas 
  • Bernard Tan, National University of Singapore
  • Heikki Topi, Bentley University
  • Te-Wie Wang, University of Illinois at Springfield

AIS Teaching Resources Task Force

Staff liaison: Brook Pritchett, AIS Communications Director

The Executive Committee prepares the agenda for meetings of the Council, advises the President between meetings as needed, and can approve requests for a limited amount. The Executive Committee consists of the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Director (ex officio). The President serves as chair of the Executive Committee. Committee members include:

  • Jason Thatcher, Clemson University(President) 
  • Jae Kyu Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Immediate Past President)
  • Matti Rossi, Aalto University (President-elect)
  • Mary C. Jones University of North Texas (Secretary)
  • Jody McGinness, AIS Executive Director

Section 5.1. Authorities and Responsibilities. The Council shall set policies and issue directives, and shall monitor the work of officers and activities underway or planned in the various functional areas. It shall

The Finance Committee provides financial oversight for AIS, including budget review, selection of an auditor, selection of bonding and officers and directors insurance, acting as an investment committee, and considering and making recommendations for proposals for larger expenditures.

The number of members of the Finance Committee shall be at least five (5). The President shall propose the membership of the Finance Committee at the mid-year meeting for approval by Council. It is stipulated, however, that (i) the Treasurer, (ii) the ICIS Representative, (iii) the AMCIS representative, (iv) the President-Elect, and (v) the Executive Director shall be members of the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee shall include at least one member from each World Region, and the President can appoint such members for a period of two years. If there is a need to appoint two members at the same time to satisfy the requirement of one member from each World region, the President may apoint one member for a three-year period to facilitate continuity.

The President shall propose the chair of the Finance Committee. The Treasurer is ineligible to serve as the chair. The terms of the members are staggered, as designated by the Council, to maintain continuity. The Council has the right to remove members from the Finance Committee. Committee members include:   

  • Matt Nelson, Illinois State University (Treasurer)
  • Dorothy Leidner, Baylor University (ICIS Rep)
  • Ming-Hui Huang, National Taiwan University (R3 Rep)
  • Roman Beck, IT University of Copenhagen (R2 Rep)
  • Stacie Petter, Baylor University (R1 Rep)
  • Matti Rossi, Aalto University School of Business (President-elect)

Staff liaison: Tenez Quarles, AIS Finance Director

The AIS Membership Committee is tasked with developing and executing a strategic membership growth and development plan that results in increased member retention and recruitment as well as overall member satisfaction.

Retention and Recruitment
  • Develop and execute the AIS Member Growth Plan and measure results through established metrics
  • Contact/survey non-renewing members
  • Identify target groups for possible AIS membership and identify ways to communicate to and recruit this group, i.e. IS professionals/corporate members
  • Identify areas of member value for current members and potential members through a annual Member Survey and Niche survey
  • Make program and service recommendations to Council based on survey and membership trend/stats analysis

Membership Policies and Procedures

  • Provide recommendation to Council for the annual review of least developed country discount
  • Ensure membership bylaws are being enforced and executed as stated
  • Make recommendations to Council for bylaw revisions as needed
  • Ensure membership policies utilize association best practices, are fiscally sound, administratively feasible and in the best interest of the membership

Member Recognition

Develop and execute an AIS member recognition program that encourages members to renew their membership year over year.

The membership committee, charged with all three of the aforementioned tasks, include:

  • Ryan Wright, University of Massachusetts (VP of Member Services)
  • Randy Bradley, University of Tennessee Knoxville 
  • Arturo Castellanos, Baruch College
  • Geoff Dick, Northern Arizona University
  • Robin Poston, University of Memphis
  • Christoph Schneider, City University of Hong Kong
  • Xiao Xiao, Copenhagen School of Business

Staff liaison: Amanda Bureau, AIS Membership Director

The Nominating Committee nominates members for positions that the Council determines shall be filled by an election. Nominating Committee appointments are made by the President with the approval of the Council for a term of one year commencing on July 1 of each year. The Nominating Committee consists of eight members: the President-Elect, who serves as chair; the immediate Past President, who represents the World Region from which the next President-Elect will be selected; the Executive Director (non-voting, ex-officio); and five other members, at least one of whom has not served on the Council and including at least one additional member from the World Region from which the President-Elect will be elected in that year. Committee members include:

  • Matti Rossi, Aalto University, (President-Elect)
  • Jae Kyu Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Immediate Past President)
  • Helmut Krcmar, Technische Universität München (R2)
  • Michael Myers, University of Auckland Business School (R3)
  • Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne (R2)
  • Genevieve Basselier, McGill University (R1)
  • Tina Blekind-Jensen, Copenhagen Business School (R2)
  • Jody McGinness, AIS Executive Director (ex officio)

Nominating Committee Terms of Reference

The Organization and Bylaws Committee observes management of AIS with respect to compliance with its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws and with the resolutions of the Council; studies proposed changes in those documents; makes recommendations to Council about AIS objectives and organization; and examines all subdivision and World Region bylaws. The Council determines the members (including the number of members) of the Organization and Bylaws Committee and their terms of membership. The terms of the members are staggered, as designated by the Council, to maintain continuity. The Council has the right to remove members from the Organization and Bylaws Committee. The Organization and Bylaws Committee selects its chair.

Staff liason: Aretha Wright, Office Manager

The Vice President-Publications determines the number of members of the Publications Committee and their terms of membership. The number of members of the Publications Committee shall be at least five (5) and shall include at least one member from each World Region. The Vice President-Publications shall recommend the members of the Publications Committee to the Council for approval. The Council, upon the recommendation of the Vice President-Publications, shall have the right to remove members from the Publications Committee. The Vice President- Publications shall serve as the chair of the Publications Committee. The terms of the members shall be staggered, as designated by the Vice President-Publications, to maintain continuity. Committee members include:

  • Carol Saunders, Northern Arizona University (VP of Publications)
  • Suprateek Sarker, University of Virginia (JAIS)
  • Jan Recker, Queensland University of Technology (CAIS)
  • Dennis Galletta, University of Pittsburgh (THCI)
  • Netta Iivari, University of Oulu (Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems)
  • Dorothy Leidner, Baylor University (MISQE)
  • Marcus Rothenberger, University of Nevada - Las Vegas (JITTA)
  • Ting-Peng Liang, National Sun Yat-Sen University (Pacific Asian Journal of the Association for Information Systems)
  • Carlos Ferran, Governors State University (RELCASI)
  • Sirkka Jarvenpaa, University of Texas at Austin (Region 1)
  • Joe Nandhakumar, University of Warwick (Region 2)
  • Arun Rai, Georgia State University (MISQ)
  • Bernard Tan, National University of Singapore (Region 3)
  • Joe Valacich, University of Arizona (AIS TRR)

Staff liaison: Adam LeBrocq, AIS Copy Editor, Jody McGinness, AIS Executive Director

At the request of the President, the Research Conduct Committee considers allegations of scholarly misconduct, and especially plagiarism. The Committee recommends to AIS Council editorial actions to redress injustices or harm to victims of such misconduct where possible and as appropriate. The Committee may recommend to AIS Council sanctions or other such actions, including expulsion, as may be appropriate against any AIS member found to have committed scholarly misconduct. The Research Conduct Committee shall consist of the Vice President-Publications, Vice President-Meetings and Conferences, and a third person to be appointed by the AIS Executive Committee as required. The Research Conduct Committee shall select its own chair. Committee members include:

Research Conduct Committee Process Guidelines

Staff Liaison: Jody McGinness, AIS Executive Director

The purpose of the SIGs and Colleges Committee is to advise the VP of SIGs and Colleges with respect to strategic development of SIG and Colleges Services. The VP of SIGs and Colleges determines the number of members of the Committee and their terms of membership. The VP SIGS and Colleges shall recommend the members of the Committee to the Council for approval. The VP SIGs and Colleges has the right to remove members from the committee and shall serve as the chair of the SIGs and Colleges Committee. Committee members include:

  • Lakshmi Iyer, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (VP of SIGs and Colleges)
  • Geoff Dick, Northern Arizona University
  • Randy V. Bradley, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Merrill Warkentin, Mississippi State University
  • Ramesh Sharda, Oklahoma State University
  • Eldon Li, National Chengchi University
  • Ken Kendall, Rutgers University
  • Michelle Carter, Washington State University
  • Jan Kroeze, University of South Africa

Staff liaison: Amanda Bureau, AIS Membership Director

The purpose of the Student Chapter Advisory Board is to advise the VP of Student Chapters and Council with respect to strategic efforts of the student chapter initiative. The VP of Student Chapters determines the number of members of the Student Chapter Advisory Board and their terms of membership. The VP Student Chapters shall recommend the members of the Student Chapter Advisory Board to the Council for approval. The VP Student Chapters has the right to remove members from the board. The VP Student Chapters shall serve as the chair of the Student Chapter Advisory Board. Committee members include:

  • James Parrish, Nova Southeastern University (VP of Student Chapters)
  • Janet Bailey, University of Arkansas- Little Rock
  • Ken Gunnells, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • David Hale, The University of Alabama
  • Micki Hyde, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Rich Klein, Florida International University
  • Alex Lopes, Indiana University
  • Tom Meservy, Brigham Young University
  • Dawn Owens, University of Texas-Dallas
  • Daniel Phelps, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  • Linda Prince, Arizona State University
  • Dina Rateb, American University in Cairo
  • Lise Urbaczewski, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Staff liaison: Patrick M. Dockins, AIS Communities and External Relations Manager

The purpose of the Technology Committee is to make recommendations to the President and Council with respect to strategic investments in technology. In the current environment it is important that all technology spending should support and be consistent with the AIS Strategic Plan. Committee members include:

  • Harry Jiannan Wang, University of Delaware (VP of Technology)
  • Alan Abrahams, Virginia Tech
  • Beibei Li, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chris Parker, Pennsylvania State University
  • Surendra Sarnikar, California State University, East Bay
  • Jie Tao, Fairfield University
  • Kunpeng Zhang, University of Maryland - College Park
  • Staff liaison: Jeff Rausch, AIS Technology Director
  • The Task Force on Bright ICT Initiative

    Global societal knowledge infrastructures and communication platforms have proliferated to almost all inhabitants of the earth, owing to the ubiquitous penetration of the Internet, mobile phones, and ICT-enabled systems for daily life and business. However, many side effects emerged from the ICT platforms not only in a particular country, but also across borders. AIS aims to take an initiative to investigate the problems in societal knowledge infrastructure and to design the vision of ICT-enabled Bright Society. The solution space will encompass the development of relevant technologies, business models, public policies, social norms, international agreements, metrics of measuring national progress, and so forth.

    To accomplish the end, AIS Council decided to establish a task force to let them to prepare for a proposal  to the AIS Council meeting in December 2014 at Auckland. The members of the task force include:

     

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