December 5, 2008
Dr. Alan Peslak, assistant professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State Worthington Scranton, was recently notified that a paper he authored will be published in the Information Systems Education Journal (ISEDJ). The piece was recognized in the Distinguished Paper award category by ISEDJ. Dr. Peslak co-authored the piece, "Web 2.0 Matters: An Analysis of Implementing Web 2.0 in the Classroom" with fellow educators Dr. Patricia Sendall, an associate professor of management development at Merrimack College and Dr. Wendy Ceccucci, professor of information systems management at Quinnipiac University. ISEDJ is a peer-reviewed academic journal sponsored by the Association for Information Technology Professionals' Special Interest Group for Education, or EDSIG. It publishes articles deemed to be of journal quality from among those submitted to the Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON). The piece was initially submitted to ISECON and accepted after a peer review. All peer-reviewed papers accepted to ISECON are then automatically peer-reviewed again for possible publication in ISEDJ. Based on initial reviews, the top 30 percent of ISECON papers are identified as potential award papers and sent to a secondary review process to identify best papers. Pieces deemed to be Distinguished Papers make up roughly the top five percent of those papers. In addition, Dr. Peslak served as the conference chair for the first annual Association of Information Technology Professionals Educational Special Interests Group's 2008 Conference on Applied Information Systems Research held last month in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Peslak, a resident of Peckville, began teaching at Worthington Scranton in August, 2002. 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.