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Professor receives award for redesigning AIS website

Professor receives award for redesigning AIS website

February 28
00:06 2013

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer

John Windsor, professor of information technology and decision sciences in the College of Business, received the Technology Challenge Award by the Association for Information Systems at the 2012 International Conference on Information Systems in Orlando, Fla.

Windsor was recognized for his contribution to AISWorld, the organization’s database of resources for information management.

Windsor said he put together a faculty task force with members from Germany, Australia, Indiana and California to help redesign the organization’s website.

“When we redesigned the website for AIS, I was asked to chair a faculty task force to design the site,” Windsor said. “I put together a task force and worked with the company in Atlanta and the office manager there. I managed them and represented their views and responses in the committee meeting with the design company.”

He said the team performed a complete makeover of the company’s site.

“We worked on that for about six months, redesigning the whole site,” Windsor said. “We redesigned their image, their look, their feel, all the pages in the organization and everything else.”

College of Business dean O. Finley Graves said Windsor’s award reception brings recognition to the college and university,, and that it helps elevates the college’s reputation nationally.

“John Windsor’s award is indicative of the quality of the College of Business faculty,” Graves said. “John himself is a model faculty member in that he produces meaningful research, is an outstanding teacher and mentor, and provides truly significant service to the college, the university, and the profession.”

Windsor said he was surprised by his reception of the award, but grateful nonetheless.

“I was doing some work with the University [of Texas] in Austin at the time, so I didn’t go to the convention, but I was happy to receive [the award],” Windsor said. “It’s always great to be recognized by your professional peers in the field for the work you are doing.”

AIS executive director Pete Tinsley said in an AIS newsletter that the changes brought by people like Windsor are a crucial part of the information systems field.

“Predicting the future of the field of information systems can be daunting,” Tinsley said.  “Change is forever part of the IS field.”

AIS vice president of technology Andrew Schwarz said Windsor should “be commended for his efforts” in redesigning the website.

“AISWorld continues to be one of the most important resources for AIS members, and we are appreciative of the resource contributions of the individuals, their academic units, and their universities, without whose support there would be no AISWorld,” Schwarz said.

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