Decision Sciences Institute Names Julie Kendall as Fellow; She Becomes Second New Jersey Scholar to Receive Top Honor

Decision Sciences Institute Names Julie Kendall as Fellow; She Becomes Second New Jersey Scholar to Receive Top Honor

For Immediate Release

CAMDEN -- Julie E. Kendall, a professor of management at the Rutgers School of BusinessCamden, has become only the second educator at a New Jersey university to be inducted as a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).

She is only the ninth woman to receive this coveted international honor, considered among the highest for scholars in this field.

A resident of Voorhees, Kendall received the honor during the DSIs annual meeting in Phoenix in November. She is one of only 104 scholars worldwide to be granted this distinction, which honors exceptional contributions to the theory and practice of decision sciences, which includes operations management, information systems, and ecommerce.

Rutgers is the only New Jersey university represented on the Decision Sciences Institutes Fellowship roster. In the metro Philadelphia region, only the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel join Rutgers-Camden on that list, which also includes such schools as Harvard, Stanford, Duke, and Yale.

Kendall was inducted as Fellow for her many contributions in research, teaching, and service to the Decision Sciences Institute. In 2004, she was awarded the Silver Core from the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).

Kendalls research has appeared in premier journals such as MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Information & Management, CAIS, and Organization Studies. Kendall recently co-authored the book Systems Analysis and Design (seventh edition). She is a co-author of the book Project Planning and Requirements Analysis for IT Systems Development (second edition), and co-edited Human, Organizational, and Social Dimensions of Information Systems Development.

Kendall has served the DSI in various leadership capacities, including treasurer, vice president, Doctoral Student Consortium co-coordinator, proceedings coordinator, and track chair. She has chaired the DSIs Strategic Planning for International Affairs Committee, the Doctoral Student Affairs Committee, and the Investment Advisory Committee. She has coordinated numerous consortia, workshops and camps devoted to doctoral students or new faculty mentoring.

The Decision Sciences Institute, which has approximately 3,500 members worldwide, is a cross-disciplinary international professional association dedicated to advancing the science and practice of decision-making. Through national, international and regional meetings, competitions, and publications such as the Decision Sciences journal, DSI provides an international forum for presenting and sharing research in the study of decision processes across disciplines, in both traditional and emerging areas of study. The institute is guided by the core values of high quality, responsiveness, and professional development.

Kendall earned her doctoral degree in organizational communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her masters degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota.

Kendall is the immediate past chair of IFIP Working Group 8.2 and is on the senior advisory board for the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Database Management and the Information Resources Management Journal. She also serves on the review board of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. Kendall has served as a functional editor of MIS for Interfaces and as an associate editor for MIS Quarterly. She was the general chair for the International Federation for Information Processing working conference on Social Inclusion: Societal and Organisational Implications for Information Systems in Limerick, Ireland, in July 2006.

Kendall is currently a vice president of the Board of Directors for the nonprofit theatre group EgoPo Productions in Philadelphia. A longtime advocate of the theatre community, she has served as an official nominator for The Drama League in New York City and on committees as a patron of the Atlantic Theater Company, and patron of the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Kendalls co-author (and husband), Kenneth E. Kendall, is a distinguished professor of management at the Rutgers School of BusinessCamden. He became a Fellow of the DSI in 2001 and was the first scholar from New Jersey to receive this award.

The Kendall duo currently is examining the strategic uses of Web presence and ecommerce for off-Broadway and southern New Jersey theatres and other nonprofit organizations in the service sector. In 1990, the Kendalls wrote new lyrics that were incorporated into the Rutgers alma mater, sung annually at commencement ceremonies.

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