Distinguished IS Educator Award

2010 Award Winner

Kenneth E. Kendall

Kenneth E. Kendall

Dr. Kendall is a Distinguished Professor of Management at Rutgers University, School of Business-Camden. He is one of the founders of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and was awarded the Silver Core from IFIP. Ken is also a Past President of DSI. He has published over 90 research articles and numerous books.

Ken was the first person to be awarded a doctorate in MIS from the University at Buffalo. Over the years he has taught many undergraduate and graduate information systems students. Since 1988 he has taught at Rutgers where he served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Teaching Excellence Center from 1992 to 2003. Dr. Kendall served as Chair of several doctoral dissertations, as well as serving on many doctoral committees. For his mentoring of minority doctoral students in information systems, he was named to the inaugural Circle of Compadres of the PhD Project, which was begun by the KPMG Foundation.

In 1991 Ken was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, the same year he was named as one of the top 60 most productive MIS researchers in the world. Dr. Kendall is a past Chair of IFIP Working Group 8.2, and he served as Program Co-Chair for AMCIS 2009 in San Francisco and the Program Chair for the 2004 Annual Meeting of DSI in Boston. Professor Kendall has served as the Ecommerce Column Editor for Decision Line for the past 11 years, as a Guest Editor for two journals, and an Associate Editor or Editorial Review Board member on several MIS journals.

Dr. Kendall recently co-authored a text, Systems Analysis and Design, eighth edition, published by Prentice Hall. Earlier editions were translated into Chinese, Indonesian, and Spanish, and also edited for the Indian Subcontinent. The first Braille version of the object-oriented chapter of the text appeared in 2009. Ken also edited Emerging Information Technologies: Improving Decisions, Cooperation, and Infrastructure for Sage Publications.

Professor Kendall’s research focuses on studying push and pull technologies, ecommerce strategies for nonprofit organizations (most recently off-Broadway theatres), and developing new tools for systems analysis and design. Along with his co-authors, Ken developed an interactive Web-based game called HyperCase where students can solve sophisticated systems analysis and design problems in a virtual organization, which is accessible for free on his Web site www.thekendalls.org.

In his spare time Ken earned a private pilot’s license, became a college ice hockey goal judge, served as official nominator for the Drama League Awards in Manhattan, and is serving as Chairman of the Board of EgoPo, a nonprofit professional theatre in Philadelphia. He and his wife, Julie E. Kendall, wrote new lyrics to the Rutgers Alma Mater that are sung every year at commencement.