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AIS Mourns the Loss of Daniel Power, JMWAIS Editor-in-Chief

Thursday, February 4, 2021   (5 Comments)

The Association for Information Systems is sad to report the passing of Daniel Power, founder of the Midwest Chapter of AIS (MWAIS) and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS).

Power served as Professor and Management Department Head in the College of Business at the University of Northern Iowa. In 1996, he served as Acting Dean for the College of Business and remained, to date, an active member of the Faculty. His expertise was renowned and he served as a lecturer or visiting scholar abroad at universities in Italy, Spain, India, Ireland, Brazil, Columbia, Russia, China and Turkey. He was a widely published author of numerous journals and seven books.

“One of his many contributions that numerous colleagues are familiar with is his well-known and widely used site,” said Rassule Hadidi, Dean of the College of Management at Metropolitan State University. “Dan was also very instrumental for the growth of MWAIS community. He was always kind and helpful to all colleagues, in particular, newer colleagues in the field who asked for his suggestions and advise. He would not say no to a professional development activity.”

Power served as the founding editor-in-chief of JMWAIS  and continued in that role until his death. His academic accomplishments reached far beyond the classroom with 152 articles, along with 10,138 citations, on his extensive list of achievements.

“We are all saddened by the recent passing of our colleague Dan,” said Troy Strader of Drake University. “He will be missed by all of us that worked with him in AIS and MWAIS activities. Most recently, he was my co-chair for the MWAIS 2020 conference. I will always remember our conversation at AMCIS 2005 in Omaha about forming a Midwestern regional AIS group. It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 15 years since we had that conversation in the Omaha Zoo gift shop.”

For his lifelong service to the field of information systems and AIS, Power has been awarded The Distinguished Member Memorial Award. The award honors members of the AIS community who have made significant contributions to the field of information systems but, unfortunately, passed away before they could be considered for an AIS Fellow or AIS LEO Award.


Matthew L. Nelson says...
Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Dan was always incredibly kind and welcoming. Completely enjoyed collaborating with Dan in all-things MWAIS related! Dan made so so many contributions to the Academic IS Community. This is a heartbreaking loss, he will be so missed.
Carol S. Saunders says...
Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021
Dan was always willing to help. When I was AIS VP of Publications, I needed to figure out a way to get all of the articles in the AIS journals registered with DOIs. Dan worked with me and Aretha Wright at AIS Office to develop a process for getting this done for the AIS family of journals. He volunteered his journal, JMWAIS, as the guinea pig. We developed a process and set of instructions ----- and JMWAIS was the first AIS journal to have all of its articles registered with DOIs. Dan will be remembered for all of his kindnesses ----- and missed by many, including me.
Mary C. Jones says...
Posted Friday, February 19, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear this. He always stopped to chat with me at conferences. He was a very nice man and made a difference in our discipline.
Edward W. Bernroider says...
Posted Friday, February 5, 2021
I am very sad to hear about Dan passing away. We met many years ago, he helped me find the right path in academia and was a very pleasant and supportive companion ever since.
George M. Marakas says...
Posted Thursday, February 4, 2021
Dan was a wonderful friend and an incredible asset to our field. I am deeply saddened by this.


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