Professors Munir Mandviwalla, Detmar Straub, and Anthony Vance have been recognized as AIS Distinguished Members – Cum Laude by the Association for Information Systems, the premier professional association for information systems academics.
The AIS Distinguished Member program is one of the highest honors given by AIS, recognizing ongoing contributions to the success of the organization by its members. The Cum Laude designation recognizes an even higher level of achievement beyond Distinguished Member. Those receiving the Cum Laude designation have held a leadership role in the AIS community and had at least four publications in AIS or AIS-affiliated journals.
Professor Mandviwalla’s contributions include creating the AIS Leadership Excellence Award to recognize exceptional industry practitioners. He founded AIS Student Chapters in 2008, the home to IS students worldwide. Professor Mandviwalla also created the Information Systems Job Index, a biennial national survey of the Information Systems job market.
Professor Straub’s service to the field include serving as editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly, widely recognized as the top journal in the field. He was a senior editor for Information Systems Research and the Journal of the AIS. Professor Straub served as VP of Publications for AIS, co-chaired the 2014 International Conference on Information Systems, and served as a program chair for the Americas Conference on Information Systems in 2006 and 2001.
Professor Vance is a leader in cybersecurity research in the area of insider threats and security-related behavior; he is regarded as an innovator in this area. He was a founding member and serves as editor of the IFIP Working Group in information systems security research. Professor Vance also co-curated the MISQ InfoSec resource on cybersecurity. He currently serves as an associate editor for MIS Quarterly.
Temple is only one of three schools that have three or more Distinguished Members and the only school with three members that received the Cum Laude designation.