The ISI Team
Eli Cohen founded the Informing Science Institute and serves as its Executive Director and is a member of the Board of Governors. He has an academic background in a variety of subjects including Information Systems, Statistics and Measurement, Psychology, Education, and Computer Science. He has taught in the US, Poland, Australia, and South Africa.
Elizabeth (Betty) Boyd serves as Publisher of ISI publications and is a member of on the Board of Governors of the Informing Science Institute and is co-Executive Director of ISI. Betty graduated from Stanford University and served as a System Engineer at IBM prior to her teaching career.
Grandon Gill is a member of the Informing Science Institute’s Board of Governors and serves as the Editor in Chief of ISI’s Journal of IT Education: Discussion Cases. His research covers a broad range of topics within the informing science transdiscipline, with a particularly strong emphasis on complexity and the use of case studies to bring together the academic and practitioner communities. He recently was appointed Academic Director of the new DBA program offered by the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida.
Michael Jones is a member of the Informing Science Institute’s Board of Governors and serves as the Editor in Chief of ISI’s International Journal of Doctoral Studies. His research is primarily in the area of organizational psychology with a recent large international grant looking at engagement of volunteers in emergency services. Michael specializes in computer-assisted qualitative analysis and is a global leader in various software in this area. Michael has also made contributions to science in the area of organizational culture. Michael also publishes in the area of Doctoral studies and has supervised around 20 doctoral and masters students.
Raafat George Saade serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline and has been with the Informing Science Institute since 2005. He is an associate professor at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, since 1998. He obtained his PhD in 1995 (Concordia University) after which he received the Canadian National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship, which he completed at McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Saade has published in journals such as Information & Management, Decision Sciences, and Expert Systems with Applications. His research interests include the development and assessment of information systems, and the supply chain of digital information products.
Lynn Jeffrey is a member of the Informing Science Institute’s Board of Governors and serves as the Editor in Chief of ISI’s Journal of Information Technology Education: Research and Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice. The focus of her research is improving learning and teaching, and understanding the role that technology might play in achieving that end. Technology that she’s developed includes a computer-based, examination-on-demand system (CALES) which was used by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority for pilot theory examinations; a learning style website used by tertiary students to get advice on improving their learning and by their teachers for developingmore relevant teaching methods; a learning style evaluation website for workplace training; and a web-based simulation game for teaching equity in the workplace. Her current research focuses on student engagement in blended learning environments, mobile learning, integral learning and teaching international students. Lynn has supervised about 20 PhD students and 20 Masters students.
Wallace (Wal) Taylor is a member of the Informing Science Institutes Board of Governors. He has a wide experience in policy development, delivery and evaluation in the social appropriation of modern ICT applications and in building capacity in the socio-economic appropriation of modern ICT applications in rural, peri-urban (informal settlements) and urban situations in both developed and developing economies. His research interests are in transdisciplinary approaches of collaborations across Education, Business, Government and Civil Society to addressing socio-economic inequity in the emerging information society.
Fay Sudweeks is a member of the Informing Science Institute’s Board of Governors and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of ISI’s Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning and also an editorial board member of three other international journals. She is an Associate Professor Emerita at Murdoch University, Australia. Her research interests include: lifelong learning using innovative technologies; social, cultural and economic aspects of computer-mediated communication and CSCW; and group dynamics. Her academic background includes psychology, sociology, cognitive science and communication studies. She has more than 100 publications including books, book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers. She has given invited talks in numerous countries including the USA, South Africa, Russia, Germany, Israel, and Sweden. Fay has supervised about 15 doctoral and masters students.