Dr. Alan Peslak, Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has been named IST Statewide Faculty Member of the Year for 2012-13 by the University. He received the honor at the recent All Campus IST Meeting earlier this month.
The honor, which has been given annually since 2002, is given is to a full-time faculty member from across the entire Penn State University system who has demonstrtated a very high degree of excellence and commitment to the IST/SRA programs at their campus, across the Commonwealth, and with regard to their students.
Confidential nominations are made from the statewide faculty from early July to mid-August of each year and the final decision is made by the IST Dean, IST Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, and IST Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.
Dr. Peslak also serves as Penn State's IST Discipline Coordinator for 14 University College campuses and was elected president of the Association for Information Technology Educational Special Interest Group in 2011.
Dr. Peslak began teaching at Worthington Scranton in August, 2001. He received his bachelor's degree and a master's of business administration (MBA) from the University of Scranton, and another master's degree and his Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
He has published numerous refereed journal articles, appeared in refereed conference proceedings throughout the U.S., and authored and co-authored chapters in several technology-related books. He has also presented papers at technical and professional meetings.
His research areas include information technology social, ethical, and economic issues as well as information technology pedagogy. Publications include the Communications of the ACM, Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Journal of Information Systems Education, Team Performance Management, Information Research, and First Monday.
He has over 25 years of diverse manufacturing and service industry experience and is on the editorial boards of numerous journals.
He resides in Peckville.