Kendalls Hall-of-Fame

SIGGlobDev is proud to announce that two of our own members have recently been honored nationally for their commitment to promoting diversity in business higher education. Kenneth E. Kendall, Distinguished Professor of Management in the School of Business-Camden, and his wife, Julie E. Kendall, also a Professor of Management in the School of Business-Camden, at Rutgers University, have been inducted into the PhD Project Hall of Fame in recognition of their positive leadership and significant impact within the Project's network of minority business doctoral students and faculty. Ken and Julie have worked with the PhD Project since 1996 when the information systems doctoral student association began. The PhD Project promotes diversity by mentoring African American, Hispanic American, and Native American business professionals who pursue their doctorates and become business professors.

Ken is also one of the founders of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the premier research conference of the Association of Information Systems (AIS), and he served as Program Chair for the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in 2009 in San Francisco. Both, Ken and Julie have been members of SIGGlobDev since its inception, and Ken played an instrumental role in making Information Technology for Development (ITD) an official journal of SIGGlobDev and has served on its editorial board since 2004. Julie, as AIS Vice President of SIGs, Chapters, and Colleges, assisted emerging research groups in becoming SIGs and supported academics in a variety of countries to establish new AIS Chapters.

Besides his considerable service within AIS, Ken is also Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and a past President of DSI. Ken was awarded the Silver Core from the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). Ken was named Educator of the Year in IS for 2010 by the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP). Ken has served as an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences, and he has published over 100 research articles in ISR, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, and many other journals. Ken and Julie together are the textbook authors of Systems Analysis and Design, now in its ninth edition. There are several translations available including those in Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, and a chapter on object oriented development in Braille. Ken’s research focuses on corporate engagement with open source communities, using storytelling as a methodology in IS research, and developing new tools for systems analysis and design. Ken is an opera and theatre buff, and has used Wagner’s Ring Cycle to predict the next 50 years of computing.

Julie is an Associate Editor for Communications of the Association for Information Systems and served on the inaugural editorial board of JAIS, and as Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly. She is a Pre-Eminent Editor of Data Base for Advances in Information Systems. She is a fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute and a Past Chair of IFIP Working Group 8.2. She received the Silver Core from IFIP. Julie has published over 75 articles in Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Organization Studies, EJIS, and many other journals. Her research interests include developing qualitative tools for systems analysts; web presence for nonprofit organizations, including Off-Broadway theatres; and corporate participation in open source communities. Julie has served as an official nominator for the Drama League in New York City.