Penn State Worthington Scranton Assistant Professor Alan Peslak, Ph.D., has been named to the prestigious 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. The JISE editorial board consists of IS educators and professionals interested in improving IS education. As part of the board, Dr. Peslak will share responsibility for maintenance of the quality and relevancy of papers published in the Journal. Dr. Peslak previously served as reviewer for the Journal. Announcement of Dr. Peslak to the JISE Editorial Board was made by Dr. Albert L. Harris, professor and editor-in-chief, Journal of Information Systems Education, Department of Computer Information Systems, Appalachian State University.
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, 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 has presented and contributed to numerous conferences and recently served as Program Chair for the Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON) 2005, held in Columbus, Ohio last October. 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 IS Education.
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.