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Ben Bauman was a long time member, officer, Director and contributor to IACIS, and a member of the faculty at James Madison University. Ben made it his life's work to contribute to his profession and university, and to mentor junior faculty and help them realize their potential. He passed away suddenly, and in recognition of his years of service and contributions, IACIS has established an annual award in his honor.

The Ben Bauman Award for Excellence recognizes faculty excellence and service. Candidates for the Ben Bauman Award include senior faculty with significant service to their profession, university and community. Service would include taking a leadership role in professional organizations, assuming significant committee responsibilities and serving the community through civic, church and other activities. While research and scholarship are important activities for all faculty, the major emphasis when reviewing senior faculty nominations for the Ben Bauman Award will be on reviewing their significant and long-term service.

A second category of candidates includes junior faculty showing outstanding scholarship, service and great promise. It is expected that candidates in this category will not have a long record of scholarship and service, but will have recognizable achievements. The major emphasis when reviewing junior faculty nominations for the Ben Bauman Award will be on the candidate's potential and promise for a significant academic career.

Nominations will be accepted for both junior and senior faculty, with one candidate from all nominations selected each year to receive the award. Nominations for the Ben Bauman Award for Excellence are accepted from September until March, with selection made in June or July for awarding at the annual conference in the fall.

To nominate someone for this award, send email to BEHLINGR@HOTMAIL.COM


Past Recipients

2017

Dr. Wenying "Nan" Sun has been a faculty member at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, for the past fifteen years. During this time, she has worked closely with her Washburn Computer Information Sciences students, helping them sharpen their research and writing skills, as well as guiding their overall academic development. In addition to working closely with students in various research projects, Professor Sun has been a prolific researcher and writer. She has published almost forty referred technical and research papers in journals and conference proceedings and has made conference presentations throughout North America. Professor Sun has had a significant and positive impact on her students over the years, has contributed to Information Technology education through her many conference presentations and scholarly publications, and has advanced Information Technology knowledge through her numerous research projects. Her extensive work with students supports the IACIS mission of developing knowledge and skills of Information Systems and technology professionals. We congratulate Wenying "Nan" Sun as the recipient of the 2017 Ben Bauman Award for Excellence award.

2016

Dr. Deanna Klein, Professor of Business Information Technology, College of Business, Minot State University, Minot, ND. During the course of her career at Minot State University, Professor Klein has served on many college and university committees, including Faculty Research and Small Grants (currently Chair), MSU Student Mentoring Program, Promotion Committee, and Dean's Advisory Board. She has received several grants, the most notable of which was to investigate "Technology to Enhance Student Engagement in the College of Business." She has co-edited and written a chapter in Strategic Data-Base Wisdom in the Big Data Era for IGI Global, and has numerous referred publications in journals and academic proceedings. Professor Klein is the Past President of the International Association for College of Business Education - Region 5, and regularly attends and participates in professional conferences, both at home and abroad. Professor Klein is currently serving in the Faculty Senate, and as Department Chair, Business Information Technology, at Minot State University. Over the past 25 years Professor Klein has made significant contributions to Minot State University and her profession through her service as a scholar, teacher, and administrator. Her record is impressive, and we congratulate Professor Klein on being selected to receive the 2016 Ben Bauman Award for Excellence.

2015

Dr. Pamela Dupin-Bryant, Professor of Management Information Systems, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University, Tooele Regional Campus, Utah. During the course of her career Professor Dupin-Bryant has published 21 referred scholarly articles, 13 referred proceedings, and made numerous presentations at scholarly meetings and conferences. Professor Dupin-Bryant has a remarkable record of service to her university and profession, along with impressive scholarship, research and publication. We congratulate Professor Dupin-Bryant on being selected to receive the 2015 IACIS Ben Bauman Award for Excellence.

2014

Dr. Jean Pratt, Associate Professor, Information Systems, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI.

Professor Pratt began her teaching career at Utah State University, and after several years joined the IS faculty at UWEC. During her tenure at UWEC she has been active in campus governance, serving as a member of the University Faculty Senate for four years, Chair of the Academic Policies Committee, and Chair of the IS Industry Advisory Committee. Professor Pratt has also been active in professional organizations, serving as Secretary, Vice President and President of IACIS, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovation and Learning, and Editor of the International Journal of Management in Education. Her more than 50 research manuscripts have been published in both academic journals and conference proceedings, and have been presented at conferences throughout the world. Professor Pratt has a remarkable record of service to her university and profession, along with significant scholarship and publication during her academic career, and we congratulate her on being selected to receive the 2014 IACIS Ben Bauman Award for Excellence.

2013

Dr. Susan Haugen Behling, Treasurer, International Association for Computer Information Systems

Dr. Haugen Behling has more than 30 publications and served her department, college, and university on numerous committees and in various leadership roles. She is both a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, and is a recognized expert in distance learning. She spent 17 years on the Board of Directors of Royal Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in Wisconsin with over $1 billion in assets. While teaching at UW - Eau Claire she was active in Beta Alpha Psi (national accounting honorary society), serving as the chapter faculty advisor for 20 years and as well as being on the National Board of Directors. In 1989 she received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor award. For the past 21 years Dr. Haugen Behling has served on the IACIS Board of Directors as Treasurer and Director of Conference Arrangements, and was selected as the 2004 IACIS Computer Educator of the Year. In recognition of her long years of service to her university, her students, her community, and especially to IACIS, the IACIS Board of Directors unanimously selected Dr. Susan Haugen Behling as recipient of the 2013 Ben Bauman Award for Excellence.

2012

Dr. Michel Mitri, Professor of Computer Information Systems, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA.

Professor Mitri began his teaching career at Eastern Michigan University, and after nine years accepted a position at James Madison University (JMU). Over the past 20 years Professor Mitri has been selected for many grants and awards, including two U.S. Dept. of Education international business grants, the Donald M. Kroeber Development Fellowship Award at JMU, the J. W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellowship Award (also at JMU), and the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council's Innovative Technology Application Award. His more than 60 research manuscripts have been published in both academic journals and conference proceedings, as well as in the Encyclopedia of Management and IBM's online DeveloperWorks tutorial series.

2011

Dr. Tom Seymour, Professor of Management Information Systems, Minot State University, Minot, ND, USA.

Professor Seymour has taught at Minot State for more than 25 years and has been active in creating internet based courses, writing technology related articles for the popular press, participated in numerous research projects, and is a prolific writer for academic journals and conference presentations. A member of the North Dakota Senate for ten years and active in local politics, Professor Seymour has received numerous awards, including the 2009 Mayville State University Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Maria Elena Corbeil, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Brownsville, USA.

Professor Maria Elena Corbeil is described as an "award winning writer, dedicated public servant and respected teacher." During her five years on the faculty Professor Corbeil has produced 12 referred manuscripts, made numerous conference presentations, and received the 2007 IACIS Best Pedagogy Paper Award, the 2007 EDUCASE Quarterly Contribution of the Year Award, and the 2008 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Excellence Award.

2010

Dr. Matthew North, Assistant Professor of Information Technology Leadership, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, USA

Professor North began his computing career as a software implementation specialist and software engineer with several organizations, spending his final years with e-Bay. In 2004 he began his teaching career at Washington & Jefferson, and during the past six years has authored 11 scholarly publications and given ten conference presentations. He also serves as IT Education Editor of Computers & Society, as well as Editorial Board member and Reviewer for several scholarly journals. Professor North was selected to receive the 2007 New Frontiers in Education International New Faculty Fellows Award and the 2007 Gamma Sigma Alpha Outstanding Professor Award.

2009

Dr. Monica Holmes, Professor of Management Information Systems and Associate Dean, College of Business, Central Michigan University, USA

Professor Holmes has 15 years of teaching, service and administrative experience at Central Michigan, where she has been active in providing leadership for AITP and Women Leaders in Higher Education. Dr. Holmes has chaired the MBA Advisory Board and the BIS Department, as well as serving as Associate Dean, and has participated in numerous grants and fund raising activities during her career at Central Michigan. She has also been an active researcher, publishing more than 30 research manuscripts.

2008

Dr. Gary DeLorenzo, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA, USA

Professor DeLorenzo spent more than 30 years in industry as programmer, analyst, consultant and manager before entering academia. In his short academic career, Professor DeLorenzo has gained a reputation as someone who brings people together and gets them exited, shares his industrial experience with students, and is bringing his energy and knowledge to his academic research. He has presented and published his research both nationally and internationally, and Dr. DeLorenzo and his students provide ongoing data base consulting and support services for the John Heinz History Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.

2007

Dr. Sean McGann, Associate Professor, Management Information Systems Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA

Dr. McGann began his business career with Anderson Consulting, leaving to form his own eBusiness startup. After accepting a faculty appointment at Ohio University, Professor McGann has spearheaded a major MIS curriculum reform, authored more than a dozen research manuscripts, and serves on numerous college and university committees. He also serves as advisor to the AITP Chapter and as Assistant Director of the Ohio University Integrated MBA Program.

 

2006

Dr. Roy A. Boggs, Professor of Computer Information Systems, Lutgert College of Business, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 

Professor Boggs has had the unique opportunity to be a force in the creation of a new educational institution, Florida Gulf Coast University. He has served as Professor of MIS, Department Chair and Academic Dean during the past seven years as the university has grown from an idea to a 7,500 student, AACSB accredited institution. During his academic career Professor Boggs has taught at four universities and has served as a Visiting Professor and/or Fulbright Fellow at five overseas universities. He has been a pioneer in teaching technology courses to an international student population over the Internet and is an active scholar: his work includes text books, journal articles and presentation proceedings.

 

2005

Dr. Jack Russell, Morrison Professor of Computer Information Systems, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA

Jack is recognized as a leader and innovator in CIS Education, especially in the areas of Systems Analysis and Design and CASE. He has coached and taken students to programming and SA&D competitions for the past 20 years, and his teams have placed in the top 3 almost every year. They have been first in the SA&D contest for each of the past five years. Jack is the recipient of many awards for his work with students, curriculum, academic programs and professional associations.

 

2004

Dr. Winston Tellis, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Winston joined the faculty after more than 25 years leading Academic and Administrative Computing at Fairfield. He has brought both his technical skills and his lifelong commitment to outreach and serving the underprivileged in Harlem, Haiti, Nicaragua and Ecuador to his students. His aim is to link students with the developing world, encourage volunteerism and assist less fortunate populations throughout the world.

 

2003

Dr. Binshan Lin, Professor of Management and Marketing, Louisiana State University, Shreveport

Binshan has received the Outstanding Faculty Award six times, received six "Best Paper" awards, has published over 100 manuscripts, and serves as editor or associate editor for 12 academic journals. He is also responsible for 20 research and development grants for his university.

 

2002

Dr. Robert Mills, Assistant Professor of Business Information Systems, Utah State University

In less than five years, Robert has published more than 20 scholarly works, developed and taught distance learning courses to sites in Utah and Wyoming, obtained external funding and grants of more than $100,000 and has been ranked number one for departmental teaching faculty.

 

2001

Dr. Tom Hilton, Professor of Business Information Systems and Education, Utah State University

Tom has been active in numerous academic organizations and has served IACIS as an Officer, Director or webmaster for eight years. In addition to active research and publication, Tom serves as a Bishop in the LDS church and as major professor for 8 doctoral and 55 master's students.

 

2000

Dr. Paul Stephens, Assistant Professor of Business Management and Administration, Bradley University

Paul began his career as a teaching assistant at Bradley and had his first manuscript accepted for publication while still a student. Since joining the faculty full time, he has authored several manuscripts, written a book chapter and developed a reputation as a teacher that focuses his class activities on developing critical thinking and communications skills.