Alan Peslak, Ph.D., assistant professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University was recently elected to a two year term on the board of directors of the Educational Special Interest Group of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. His election took place at their annual meeting held recently in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Peslak has served as assistant professor at Penn State Worthington Scranton since fall of 2002. He is extensively published and conducts in-depth research in the areas of Information Economics, the Ethical and Societal Impact of Information Technology, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Information Technology Pedagogy.
Dr. Peslak's extensive bibliography lists publications in scholarly journals such as: Communications of the ACM, Journal of Computer and Information Systems, Information Resources Management Journal, Information Systems Educational Journal, Journal of Information Technology Impact, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, Information Research, Issues in Information Systems and others. He was recently named to the editorial board of The Journal Of Information Systems Education (JISE). The Journal of Information Systems Education is the premier academic journal directed towards Information Systems (IS) Education.
He has presented academic papers and contributes to numerous conferences. Last fall Dr. Peslak served as Program Chair of the Information Systems Educators' Conference (ISECON) held in last fall in Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Peslak holds the Ph.D. in information systems and the Master of Science degree in management information systems from Nova Southeastern University at their Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences. He earned the MBA in finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with a minor in computer science from The University of Scranton.
He has held several key management positions at regional corporations including Saint-Gobain Corporation, First Security Investments, Certex, Inc., Akzo Nobel Salt, Inc. He resides in Peckville.