Leadership

Executive Committee (2024)

PRESIDENT
Jenny Elo, jenny.m.elo@jyu.fi

Jenny Elo is a fourth-year doctoral researcher in the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her research focuses on the innovation, design, and development of digital and cyber-physical services, particularly how to enable value co-creation in these contexts. Her doctoral dissertation investigates the methods and practices of digital service organizations for continuous service innovation, as well as their implications for value co-creation, in order to develop improved methods for continuous service innovation for industry application. She has presented her research at HICSS and ECIS and published in peer-reviewed journal PAJAIS. She has reviewed for ICIS, ECIS, HICSS, SCIS, AJIS and PAJAIS. As President in 2024, she is committed to supporting vibrant and inclusive interactions among doctoral students and early career scholars within the AIS community.

   

VICE PRESIDENT
Laura Watkowski, laura.watkowski@fim-rc.de

Laura Watkowski is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in Business and Information Systems Engineering at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Her research centers on the digital transformation of public sector organizations, with a specific focus on governance and service design. She has presented her research at ECIS and AMCIS and has contributed to peer-reviewed journals. In addition to her research endeavors, she actively engages with the IS community by serving as a reviewer for conferences and journals and co-chairing AIS Doctoral Student Colleges Events. She is enthusiastic about continuing her commitment to the College, with a dedication to nurturing an inclusive and valuable community for Ph.D. students.

   
SECRETARY

Grant Oosterwykgrant.oosterwyk@uct.ac.za

Grant works as a full-time Lecturer and is a third-year PhD candidate in the Faculty of Commerce, Department of Information Systems at the University of Cape Town. He holds a Master's degree in IS. His doctoral research focuses on the interplay between big data analytics and decision-making in financial organisations. His work has been published in a few IS-accredited journals and affiliated AIS conferences. He is a reviewer for AJIS, EJIS-DC, ICIS, ECIS, AMCIS, ACIS and Conf-IRM. He is the President-Elect of the Association for Information Systems Southern African Chapter and serves as an AIS Region-2 Coordinator in the Doctoral Student College. For over a decade, he has held industry positions in various consulting and technical roles in the financial services environment and private ICT sector. As the incoming AIS Doctoral Student College Secretary, he aims to foster a collaborative atmosphere where everyone's ideas and concerns are heard and addressed.

   

PAST PRESIDENT
Wenting (Kayla) Jiang,
kayla.jiang@okstate.edu

Wenting (Kayla) Jiang is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Management Science and Information Systems in Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Her research primarily revolves around two areas: misinformation and text analytics, and healthcare analytics and disasters. Her recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Business Research and Journal of Medical Internet Research. In addition, Kayla presented her work at conferences such as AMCIS, INFORMS, DSI, PRE-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium, and WITS. Kayla also served as a reviewer for AMCIS, PACIS, ICIS, WITS, and the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. Since 2021, Kayla has been involved in several volunteer work in AIS. She served as a Review Coordinator and Conference Volunteer for AMCIS2022 and a Regional Coordinator of AIS Doctoral Student College. 

 

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE
Sarah Hönigsberg, sarah.honigsberg@icn-artem.com

Sarah Hönigsberg is an Assistant Professor in Information Systems & Digital Transformation at the ICN Business School, Paris La Défense, France. She holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Chemnitz University of Technology. She is an associated researcher in the Value Creation for CPSS Research Group of the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her research focuses on digital transformation in small organizations and business networks, AI adoption, and the crossroads of digital transformation and sustainability. Sarah has published in the IJIEM, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems (forthcoming), and at conferences like ICIS, ECIS, AMCIS, and HICSS. She served as a reviewer and associate editor at several of these conferences and serves as a board member in the AIS Doctoral student college and the AIS SIGSVC.

   

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE
Mahesh Boodraj, mboodraj@boisestate.edu

Dr. Mahesh Boodraj is an assistant professor of information technology management at the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. His research focuses on cybersecurity, IT project management, and software development. He has published several peer-reviewed articles in various outlets, including the Journal of the Association for Information Systems and the Data Base for Advances in Information Systems. He also has extensive experience teaching at the undergraduate, master, and executive levels. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and a co-founder of the AIS Doctoral Student College. Before joining academia, he spent twelve years in various managerial and technical roles at the Mona School of Business and Management and IBM.

Executive Committee (2023)


Wenting (Kayla) Jiang 
President
Jenny Elo
Vice President
Laura Watkowski
Secretary
Long The Nguyen
Past President
Sarah Hönigsberg
Director-at-Large
John Correia
Director-at-Large


Executive Committee (2022)


Long The Nguyen
President
Polina Durneva
Vice President
Shagun Tripathi
Secretary
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Sarah Hönigsberg
Past President
Jessica Pye
Director-at-Large
Mahesh Boodraj
Director-at-Large


Executive Committee (2021)


Sarah Hönigsberg
President
Long The Nguyen
Vice President
Rongen "Sophia" Zhang
Secretary
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Mahesh Boodraj
Past President
Jessica Pye
Director-at-Large
John Correia 
Director-at-Large


Founding Executive Committee (2020)


Mahesh Boodraj
President
Carol Lee
Vice President
Tawfiq Alashoor
Secretary
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John Correia
Past President
Jessica Pye
Director-at-Large
Jennifer Claggett 
Director-at-Large