Fred Niederman named Editor in Chief of Communications of the Association for Information Systems
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Posted by: Adeline Border
The AIS Council recently approved the nomination of Fred Niederman as the Editor in Chief of Communications for the Association for Information Systems Journal (CAIS). Fred Niederman has been contributing to the field of information systems research for over 30 years.
“I am delighted that Fred has accepted to take on this important role, said Rajiv Kohli, Vice President of Publications. “The Search Committee, comprised of myself, Jan Recker, Wai Fong Boh, Susanna Ho, Suprateek Sarker, Carol Saunders, Tuure Tuunanen, was impressed with Fred’s vision to further CAIS’s reputation as first-choice forum for new ideas”
Niederman teaches MIS graduate and undergraduate courses in Systems Analysis and Design, Database, Human-Computer Interaction, Data and Decision Making, and MIS Introductory Courses; Management courses in Project Management and Strategy/capstone; Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Doctoral Course in Research Methods.
As a dedicated member, Niederman is heavily involved in the AIS community. He has served as the Co-Organizer of ICIS senior scholar forum panels from 2011 to 2016. He was also the ICIS associate editor for the organizational track in 2004, knowledge management track from 2005-2007, and human behavior and IT track in 2008.
"I am honored by the AIS leadership having entrusted the guidance of CAIS to my care and hope, with the contribution of uncountable IS scholars, to introducing many new ideas, findings, and insights to our accumulated literature," said Niederman.
Throughout his research career, Niederman has had 75 papers accepted by refereed journals, 13 refereed book chapters, and 70 articles at refereed conferences. Fred has been published in top journals such as: MIS Quarterly, CACM, Journal of AIS, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and many more.
Niederman was the winning annual senior editor of the best JAIS paper of the year in 2016 and 2018. He also received the Senior Scholars/AIS best paper of the year award for MIS discipline and the Inaugural Paul Gray Award for the Most Thought Provoking Paper.