AIS Distinguished Member Program 

The AIS Distinguished Member program recognizes members who have made a significant impact on the association. Qualifications for the designation include a minimum of five years of continuous AIS membership, service in a significant role in AIS or AIS-related activity, and at least one publication in an AIS or AIS-affiliated journal. The Distinguished Member – Cum Laude designation is for those who exceed the requirement by holding continuous AIS membership for at least 10 years, service in a leadership role in AIS or AIS-related activity and have been published in at least four publications in an AIS or AIS-affiliated journal. 

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Distinguished Member

The first tier of designation is Distinguished Member. These members must have a minimum of five years of continuous AIS membership, play a significant role in AIS or related AIS activity, and at least one publication in an AIS or AIS affiliated journal.

Distinguished Member – Cum Laude

The second tier is Distinguished Member – Cum Laude. To receive this designation, the recipient must have been a continuous AIS member for at least 10 years, play a leadership role in AIS or related AIS activity, and have been published in at least four publications in AIS or AIS affiliated journal.

Both levels of Distinguished Members will receive recognition on the AIS website, designation on an AIS membership card, a printable certificate for tenure packets, and AIS memorabilia to recognize the designation.

Applications are due May 1 and November 1 of each year and may be submitted below.

The next application deadline is May 1, 2021.

AIS Distinguished Members

Par Agerfalk, Uppsala University*
Manju Ahuja, University of Louisville*
Salman Alharthi, Umm AlQura University 
Francis Andoh-Baidoo, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley*
Michel Avital, Copenhagen Business School
Shamshul  Bahri, University of Malaya
Aaron Baird, Georgia State University
Elizabeth Baker, Virginia Commonwealth University
Gaurav Bansal, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay*
France Belanger, Virginia Tech*
Jose Benitez, Rennes School of Business, Rennes, France
Nicholas Berente, University of Notre Dame
Edward Bernroider, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Daniel Beverungen, Paderborn University
Pratyush Bharati, University of Massachusetts – Boston
Christoph Breidbach, School of Business, University of Queensland
Ricardo Buettner, Aalen University
Frada Burstein, Monash University
Brian Butler, University of Maryland – College Park*
Traci Carte, Illinois State University*
Michelle Carter, Washington State University – Pullman*
Joao Carvalho, Universidade do Minho
Arturo Castellanos, Baruch College (CUNY)
Yolande Chan, Queen’s University*
Michael Chau, The University of Hong Kong
Patrick Chau, University of Nottingham Ningbo China*
Laku Chidambaram, University of Oklahoma*
Wynne W. Chin, University of Houston*
Katherine Chudoba, Utah State University*
Q Chung, Villanova University
Amy Connolly, James Madison University
W. Alec Cram, University of Waterloo*
Robert Crossler, Washington State University – Pullman*
Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University*
Sherae Daniel, University of Cincinnati
Michael Davern, University of Melbourne
Gert-Jan de Vreede, University of South Florida*
Alan Dennis, Indiana University*
Amit Deokar, University of Massachusetts Lowell*
Geoffrey Dick, St John’s University*
Amany Elbanna, Royal Holloway University of London
Yulin Fang, City University of Hong Kong*
Daniel Farkas, Pace University*
Lior Fink, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev*
Brian Fitzgerald, Lero, University of Limerick
Rajiv Garg, Emory University
Varun Grover, University of Arkansas – Fayetteville*
Sumeet Gupta, Indian Institute of Management Raipur
Babita Gupta, California State University Monterey Bay*
Jonny Holmstrom, Umeå University
Kevin Hong, University of Houston
Pei-Hsuan Hsieh, National Chengchi University*
Lakshmi Iyer, Appalachian State University*
Murray Jennex, San Diego state university*
Zhenhui Jiang, The University of Hong Kong
Steven Johnson, University of Virginia*
Allen Johnston, University of Alabama
Mary Jones, University of North Texas
Atreyi Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore*
Elena Karahanna, University of Georgia*

Bill Kettinger, Clemson University*
Ron Kwok, City University of Hong Kong*
Sven Laumer, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg*
Younghwa Lee, Miami University*
Dorothy Leidner, Baylor University*
Alvin Leung, City University of Hong Kong
Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne*
Paul Lowry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Munir Mandviwalla, Temple University*
Vishal Midha, Illinois State University*
Annette Mills, University of Canterbury, New Zealand*
Alanah Mitchell, Drake University
Ali Reza Montazemi, McMaster University
Michael Myers, University of Auckland
Matthew Nelson, Illinois State University
Robert Nickerson, San Francisco State University
Daniel O’Leary, University of Southern California
Min-Seok Pang, Temple University
Stacie Petter, Baylor University*
James Pick, University of Redlands
Daniel Power, University of Northern Iowa*
Adriane Randolph, Kennesaw State University*
Jan Recker, University of Cologne*
Sandra Richardson, University of Memphis*
Lionel Robert, University of Michigan
Rajiv Sabherwal, University of Arkansas*
Hani Safadi, University of Georgia
Radhika Santhanam, University of Oklahoma
David Schwartz, Bar-Ilan University
Ramesh Sharda, Oklahoma State University*
J. P. Shim, Georgia State University*
Keng Siau, Missouri University of Science & Technology*
Thomas Stafford, Louisiana Tech*
Troy Strader, Drake University
Detmar Straub, Temple University, Fox School of Business*
Antonis Stylianou, University of North Carolina*
Rhonda Syler, University of Arkansas
Monideepa Tarafdar, Lancaster University Management School*
Joseph Taylor, California State University, Sacramento
Mark Thouin, The University of Texas at Dallas*
Heikki Topi, Bentley University*
Virpi Tuunainen, Aalto University School of Business
Tuure Tuunanen, University of Jyvaskyla*
Andrew Urbaczewski, University of Denver*
Cathy Urquhart, Manchester Metropolitan University*
Joseph Valacich, University of Arizona*
Craig Van Slyke, Louisiana Tech University*
Anthony Vance, Temple University
Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein
Nianxin Wang, JUST 
Weiquan Wang, City University of Hong Kong
Merrill Warkentin, Mississippi State University
RIck Watson, University of Georgia*
Hugh Watson, University of Georgia*
Edgar Whitley, London School of Economics*
Rolf Wigand, Private Consultant*
Ryan Wright, University of Virginia*
Jingjun (David) Xu, City University of Hong Kong*
Yong Kwang Yeow, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Duanning Zhou, Eastern Washington University

 

*Distinguished Member – Cum Laude