Institutional, Professional and Community Service

May 30th, 2017
  • Member, Executive Council, Bennett University, NOIDA, India (2016-till date). [BU Executive Council].
  • Member, Board of Management (BOM), Sir Padampat Singhania University (SPSU) , Udaipur, India. (2009-until date).
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Capturing, Analyzing, and Managing Word-of-Mouth in the Digital Marketplace. Sumangla Rathore & Avinash Panwar (Editors). ISBN13: 9781466694491. URL: http://www.igi-global.com/book/capturing-analyzing-managing-word-mouth/132471.
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Computation Science (ICCS), 12-14 June, 2017, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Editorial Board Member (2016-), Symbiosis Journal of Computer Science Applications and Information Technology. (JCSAIT).
  • General Chair (2016, Oct. 13-16), IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI) and International Conference on Brain Informatics & Health (BIH), Omaha, NE, USA.
  • Senior Editor, Editorial Board, Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS).
  • Program Committee Member, NOKOBIT 2014.
  • Member, Academic Planning Council (APC) Review Team for International Studies & Programs, 2014.
  • President, Collective for Youth, Board for Directors. (1/2014- 1/2015)
  • Track Co-Chair, Research Methods and Philosophy, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Tel Aviv, Israel, 2014.
  • Member, Program Committee, International Conference on Computation Science (ICCS) 10-12 June, 2014, Cairns, Australia.
  • Member, UNO Financial Aid Director Search Committee, AY 2013-2014.
  • Member, Millard Public Schools’ Information Technology Curriculum Planning Committee, Fall 2013-2014.
  • Member, Westside Schools Community Advisory Committee, 2012-2013
  • Chair, AIS Strategic Marketing Task Force, Fall 2011-Spring 2012.
  • Local Arrangements Chair, International Conference on Computation Science (ICCS) @ Omaha, June 4-6, 2012.
  • Track Co-Chair, IT Project Management, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Utrecht, Netherlands, 2013.
  • Member, Kiewit Middle School (Omaha) Principal Recruitment Committee (1/2012).
  • Track Co-Chair, IT Project Management, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 2012.
  • Member, Kiewit Middle School (Omaha) School Improvement Team (2011-2013).
  • Member, AIM Institute IT Leadership Academy Steering Committee. (2009-2011).
  • Member, Collective for Youth Board for Directors, Building Bright Futures Foundation. (Summer 2011- until date)
  • Track Co-Chair, IT Project Management, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 2011.
  • Workshop Chair, SIGITProjMgmt sponsored 5th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management (IRWITPM 2010), December 11th, 2010, St Louis, Missouri.
  • Workshop Chair, SIGITProjMgmt sponsored 4th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management (IRWITPM 2009), December 14th, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Advisor, Jaypee University of IT (JUIT), Waukenaghat, India and Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT), NOIDA, India. (2007- until date).
  • Member, External Advisory Committee Meeting for the Interdisciplinary Healthy Heart Center: Linking Rural Populations by Technology (2010 – until date).
  • MIS Camp Counselor, ICIS 2009, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Collaboratively organized with Norwegian colleagues a research workshop for UNO-UiA faculty (May 5-9th, 2009) followed by an immersion experience for students in Norway, May 9-19th, 2009. (News Release) (Live Blog) (UNO-UiA Collaboration Portal).
  • Track Co-Chair, IT Project Management (sponsored by SIGITProjMgmt) track for AMCIS 2009 @ San Franciso, CA, August 5-9th.
  • Associate Editor, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 2009.
  • Workshop Chair, SIGITProjMgmt sponsored 3rd International Research Workshop on IT Project Management (IRWITPM 2008), December 12-13th, 2008, Paris, France.
  • Workshop Chair, SIGITProjMgmt sponsored 2nd International Research Workshop on IT Project Management (IRWITPM 2007), December 8th, 2007, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  • Track Co-Chair, Track on IT Project Management (Sponsored by SIGITProjMgmt), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS),June 9-11, 2008, Galway, Ireland.
  • Organized a two week immersion education experience to India by 34 Nebraska students and 5 faculty in Spring break 2007 with a $35,000 grant from infoUSA. The program for the trip is available here. Read details here. Read various media stories relating to the visit: KETV Omaha; Business Line; Business Standard; NDTV; Economic Times; Financial Express; Indian Express; The Hindu; The Telegraph; UNO-IIT Press Release; and Zee News. Also, read the travel blog/live journal posted by the students here.
  • President, Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS), 2007-08.
  • Member, Program Committee, 9th International Conference on Decision Support Systems (ICDSS), January 2-4, 2007, Kolkata, India.
  • Chair, AMCIS Site Advisory Subcommittee, 12/2006-8/2009. Member, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Chancellor Search Committee , Spring 2007.
  • Member/Co-Chair, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) International Studies & Programs, Academic Planning Council (APC) Review Team, April-May, 2007.
  • Mini-Track Chair, Business Process Control, Security and Risk Assessment, AMCIS 2007. {Call}
  • VP Administration, Association for Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group on Accounting Information Systems (SIGIASYS), (1/2005-12/2006).
  • Member, AIS Accreditation Committee, 2006-2008.
  • Faculty Counselor, Junior Faculty Consortium, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, December 10th, 2006.
  • Khazanchi, D. and Petter, S. (Guest Editors). Special issue on IT Project Management, e-Service Journal (e-SJ), 5:1, Fall 2006, pp. 1-3.
  • Founder/Founding Chair, Association for Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group on IT Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt), (2006-until date).
  • Conference Chair and Organizer, SIGITProjMgmt sponsored First International Research Workshop on IT Project Management (IRWITPM), December 9th, 2006, Milwaukee, WI.
  • President-elect, Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS), 2006-07.
  • Charter Member, Association for Information Systems (AIS), SIG-ISHEADS, MWAIS.
  • Member, AMCIS Executive Committee, 2004-07.
  • Chair, AMCIS Executive committee for 2006-07.
  • Member, AIS Council (AMCIS EC representative), 2006-07.
  • Member, Program Committee, 12th International Workshop on Groupware (CRIWG 2006), September 17-21, 2006, Valladolid, Spain.
  • Provided leadership to start the India Initiative @ UNO culminating in the establishment of a sister university arrangement with Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur which includes an India Exchange Program, 2005.
  • Member, AIS Finance Committee (AMCIS EC representative; Committee Chair), 2006-07.
  • Conference Co-Chair, Americas Conference on Information Systems — A conference on a human scale, Technology on a Human Scale, Omaha, Nebraska, August 11-14, 2005. The conference offered 35 different tracks, 420 peer reviewed paper presentations, 30 panels, pre-conference workshops and tutorial sessions. The conference was attended by 1060 delegates.
  • Founding Member, Information Systems Academic Heads International (ISAHI), 2005.
  • Reviewer, Information and Organization Journal, 2005; e-Service Quarterly, 2005-until date; Information and Management (I&M), 2006; International Journal of Accounting Information Systems (IJAIS), 2005-until date; Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS), 2001-until date; Communications of the ACM (CACM), 2006; Journal of Information Technology Cases and Applications (JITCA), 1999-2009; MIS Quarterly, 1998; Decision Sciences Institute’s National Conference, 1992, 1993 & 1995; Data Base for Advances in IS journal, 1992, 1993, 2000 & 2001.
  • Organized and implemented the annual Professional Development Project Management Conference for PMI (ProDev 2003). The theme of the all day conference was “Thinking out of the Box”. The conference attracted 150 attendees from more than a dozen regional firms.
  • Vice President of Programs (2003), Project Management Institute (PMI) Heartlands Chapter.
  • Provided leadership in starting the process for applying for ABET (Accreditation Body for Engineering & Technology) accreditation. This culminated in a formal application and visit by ABET. IS&T programs in CSCI and MIS were given full ABET accreditation in 2004.
  • Panelist, First Data Resources Cultural Diversity Seminar on India, FDR Data Center, Omaha, NE, August 14th, 2001.
  • Provided leadership to start the Norway Partnership Initiative culminating in the establishment of the Norway Exchange Program between UNO and Agder University College, Kristiansand, Norway, 2001. Currently serving as the faculty advisor for this program.
  • Developed, prepared and submitted a detailed proposal and bid to host ICIS 2005 in Omaha, 2000-2001. A final bid presentation was made at ICIS in December 2001 . This effort culminated in the award of AMCIS 2005 @ Omaha. (Co-author: Dr. Ilze Zigurs).
  • Participant, Groupware Usability, UNO Research Triangle, Spring 2002.
  • Provided leadership and co-authored the PhD in IT proposal for the College of IS&T at UNO, 2000-2002.
  • Participant/Team Leader, Cybercollaboration: Group Process & Structure, UNO Research Triangle, Fall, 2001.
  • Coordinator, Center for the Management of Information Technology (CMIT), UNO. (2002-till date).
  • Associate Editor, The Ninth International Conference on Information Systems Development, August 14-16, 2000, Kristiansand, Norway.
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS), 2001-till date.
  • Invited appointment to the International program committee, The Ninth International Conference on Information Systems Development (http://www.hia.no/ISD2000) , August 14-16, 2000, Kristiansand, Norway.
  • Chair, Electronic Commerce Applications Track, International Decision Sciences Institute Conference, July 4-7th, 1999, Athens, Greece.
  • Chair, Critical Theory Track, 4th United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) Conference, April 7-9, 1999, University of York, United Kingdom.
  • Reviewer,Text book manuscript by Wysocki, R. & DeMichiell, R. Management of Information Systems (Ch 1-6), New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1995.
  • Faculty Advisor, SIS (Students in Information Systems) student club affiliated with the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) at the Northern Kentucky University. Helped initiate and organize this chapter in spring 1992. (1992-2000).
  • Developed and installed a prototype Enrollment Management System for the NKU’s College of Business Associate Dean, 1999. This application was developed using MS Access and SQL.
  • Developed and installed a prototype MBA Prospect-Student Management System for the NKU College of Business Assistant Dean and MBA Director, 1999. This application was developed using MS Access and SQL.
  • Editor/Designer, Fifth-Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute @ NKU home page (http://www.53EI.org). May-August 2000.
  • Editor/Designer, College of Business @ NKU home page (http://www.nku.edu/~cob/index.htmlx). December 1998-August 2000.
    Editor/Designer, First Year Programs @ NKU home page (URL: http://www.nku.edu/~firstyear). August 1998-August 2000.
  • Section Editor, ISWORLD-NET INDIA COUNTRY PAGE (URL: http://www.nku.edu/~isworld/india.htmlx or http://www.pspl.co.in/isworld). December 1997-2000.
  • Editor/Designer, Economics, Finance and Information Systems Department home pages (URL: http://www.nku.edu/~ifs). 1995-1997.