Jason Thatcher Receives AIS Fellow Award

Jason Thatcher with award

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is pleased to recognize Jason Bennett Thatcher with the Association for Information Systems Fellow Award at the 2019 International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS).

Dr. Thatcher, a professor and MIS endowed faculty fellow in Culverhouse’s Department of Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science, recently received an AIS Fellow Award from the Association for Information Systems at its 2019 International Conference of Information Systems. The AIS Fellow Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the information systems discipline. He is the first American of his generation of information systems faculty to earn this recognition.

He also holds faculty appointments at ITU-Copenhagen and Technical University of Munich (TUM)  and has close ties to the Information Systems community in Hong Kong, frequently visiting Hong Kong Baptist University, the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Thatcher’s background is interdisciplinary, earning bachelor degrees in history (Cum Laude) and political science (Cum Laude) from the University of Utah as well as a M.P.A. from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the College of Business at Florida State University. This training is evident in his work that appears in Journal of the AIS, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Journal of Applied Psychology. This work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Salesforce.com, IBM, and other sources.

Jason served the community as President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and as Senior Editor at MIS Quarterly.  He has also served as President of SIGADIT and Past Chair of the DIGIT Workshop.  He is a member of the Advisory Boards for the AIS Women’s Network and the IS Job Index National. He currently serves as a Senior Editor at Journal of the Association for Information Systems and is the future conference co-chair of AMCIS 2020 in Salt Lake City.

“This award is a reflection of the generous support from my colleagues in the Culverhouse College of Business and around the world,” said Dr. Thatcher. ” This recognition affirms the global reach of the research, service, and teaching mission of the Information Systems faculty.  I am delighted to be part of a team that is on such a positive trajectory.”

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