SIGGIS Leadership

Past-Chair, Dan Farkas is past chair of the Information Systems department at Pace University and the AIS Special Interest group on GIS (SIGGIS). He has been innovative in developing curriculum in Computer Security, Web Development and most recently Geographic Information Systems. He has given tutorials and workshops on Networking, Linux Administration, and GIS Concepts to national audiences for over 20 years. He was recently involved in a Pace University grant (funded by Verizon) to provide GIS faculty development workshops across the disciplines. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University.

Chair, Brian N. Hilton is an Associate Professor in the Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT) at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Hilton designed, developed, and implemented the GIS Solution Development concentration at CISAT which includes courses on the core concepts and use of GIS for analysis as well as for the development of GIS-based solutions. Dr. Hilton established, and is the Director of, the Advanced GIS Lab at CISAT. His current research interests lie in spatial information system development, the use of emerging technologies in information system development, and the processes related to the use of GIS to support decision-making. He received a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Claremont Graduate University.

James B. Pick is a Professor in School of Business at University of Redlands. He is director for the Center for Spatial Business and past chair of the Department of Management and Business. He is the author of 165 journal articles, book chapters, and refereed proceedings in the research areas of management information systems, geographic information systems, urban studies, population, and renewable energy, and author or co-author of thirteen books, including Geographic Systems in Business (editor, 2005),Geo-Business: GIS in the Digital Organization (2008), Exploring the Urban Community: A GIS Approach, 2nd ed. (2012), The Global Digital Divides: Explaining Change (2015), and Renewable Energy: Problems and Prospects in the Coachella Valley of California (2017). He is associate editor of European Journal of Information Systems and senior associate editor of Information Systems for Development. His Ph.D. is from University of California Irvine.

Hindupur Ramakrishna is a Professor of Information Systems at the University of Redlands School of Business. At Redlands he is also the coordinator for the MSIT program and the Director of the study-abroad India program. He earned his Ph.D. from Georgia State University. His research interests focus on Information Systems personnel, IS curriculum, business analytics, and geographic information systems (GIS). He has taught in a variety of business schools in the US during the past 33 years. He has published in Interfaces, Journal of CIS, Omega, Information and Management, Human Performance, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Computer Personnel, and other journals. His Ph.D. is from Georgia State University.

Avijit Sarkar is a Professor of Business Analytics and Operations Management at the University of Redlands School of Business. His research interests are in the areas of global digital divides, sharing economy motivations, and spatial business. His research articles have been published in journals such as Telecommunications Policy, Journal of Geographical Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, and Computers and Operations Research. He is co-author of The Global Digital Divides: Explaining Change (Springer, 2015). He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Global Information Technology Management. Dr. Sarkar received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University at Buffalo, the State University of New York.

Namchul Shin is a Professor of Information Systems in the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University. He received his Ph.D. in Management (specialization in MIS) from the University of California at Irvine. His work has been published in journals such as Industry & Innovation. Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Information Management, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, and Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application, among other journals. He is associate editor of Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and a member of the editorial board of Business Process Management Journal.