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Bauer Professor Recognized Globally for Information Systems Contributions

A professor from the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston was one of five to be recognized globally for his contributions to research, teaching and service in the field of information systems.

Wynne W. Chin, C. T. Bauer Professor of Decision and Information Sciences, was inducted as a Fellow of the Association of Information Systems on Dec. 16 at the International Conference on Information Systems in Milan, Italy.

“I was very surprised, but at the same time, delighted, to be honored,” Chin said. “The ICIS is the main conference in my discipline, and to be recognized as a Fellow alongside only four others in the world this year is humbling.”

This year, inductees included only two from the Americas—Bauer’s Chin and Richard Boland of Case Western Reserve University. Other inductees were Guy Fitzgerald of Loughborough University, Patrick Chau of The University of Hong Kong and Christina Soh of Nanyang Technological University.

Established in 1999, the AIS Fellow Award is given annually to candidates who have made significant global contributions to the discipline of information systems as well as outstanding local contributions in the context of their respective countries and regions. In addition, according to the organization, “AIS Fellows should be role models to colleagues and students, capable of commanding the respect of individuals from outside the discipline and should be esteemed for their high levels of professional and personal integrity.”

As an ambassador for the information systems field, Chin illustrates those attributes. His scholarship has impacted other disciplines as varied as marketing, management, statistics, psychology and education. In addition to teaching at Bauer’s Houston campus, he has taught in dozens of countries, raising the discipline’s profile in the research methods community. He willingly mentors Ph.D. students and junior faculty and is a founding member of DIGIT (Diffusion Interest Group in IT), now the longest existing special interest group that meets at the International Conference on Information Systems. Chin also conducted the first AIS electronic workshop in 1998 and is a founding member and first president of the association’s special interest group for the Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology.

Chin is well published in both IS and statistical journals, including Multivariate Behavioral Research and Structural Equation Modeling. His research has received over 17,000 citations, earned a Google Scholar H index of 40 and is ranked third overall in first authored articles published in Management Information Systems Quarterly and Information Systems Research from 1990 through 2012. His editorial service includes Structural Equation Modeling, ISR, Journal of the AIS, MISQ, Journal of Information Technology, and Data Base (co-editor). He has received MISQ’s Reviewer of the Year and Management Science Outstanding Reviewer awards.

Chin brings recognition to the IS community as one of the foremost exponents of the Partial Least Squares Path Modeling technique with his freely shared PLS-Graph software (beginning in 1990) used by more than 8,000 researchers worldwide and as chair of the 2012 International PLS conference. Transcending the IS discipline, he is credited as keeping the PLS research community afloat during the 1990s before its renewed interest among statisticians in 1999 and has published two books on this methodology in 2010 and 2013.

Named a World Class University Professor from Sogang University, Visiting Fellow at the Australian School of Business, University of Canterbury, Queens University, and City University of Hong Kong, Chin was inducted into the Circle of Compadres by the Ph.D. Project for his years of service mentoring the minority Ph.D. student community. As the first American-born Chinese to receive an IS doctorate, Chin also donates time as a mentor for the Leadership Development Program in Higher Education supporting Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) and is on the board of directors for Asian Americans in Higher Education (APAHE).

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