Penn State Worthington Scranton Assistant Professor Alan Peslak, Ph.D., has once again been named Program Chair of the Information Systems Educators' Conference (ISECON). The 2006 event will take place in Dallas, TX this fall.
ISECON is an international conference which brings together information systems educators from around the world. ISECON, which has been held annually since 1982, is the largest, continuously running conference for Information Systems Education.
ISECON is managed by the Education Special Interest Group and sponsored by the Foundation for Information Technology Education and the Association of Information Technology Professionals. The Conference typically addresses issues of Accreditation, Capstone Experience, Distance Learning Challenges and Solutions, Ethics, IS Education Best Practices, Service Learning, Staying Abreast of Technology, Model Curriculum, both graduate and undergraduate, Doctoral Student Papers, Pedagogy, Project Management and Security and other pertinent topics.
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.
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.