Best Practices Group

The Best Practices Group will work to create and institutionalize best practices and systems that support women in their path towards promotion to full. Drawing from interview data and in conversation with AIS leadership, we will develop and implement workshops to share best practice material with relevant stakeholders.

Lakshmi Iyer, Ph.D., Best Practices Group Chair, ImPACT IT Co-Principal Investigator, AIS Region 1, L.M. Baker Jr. Partners in Excellence Professorship, (Acting) Associate Dean of Graduate Programs & Research, Director of Applied Data Analytics Graduate Programs, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University

Safa’a AbuJarour, M.Sc, Ph.D. Candidate, AIS Region 2, Chair of Business Informatics, Social Media and Data Science, University of Potsdam, Germany

Yolande Chan, Ph.D., AMCIS 2021 Conference Co-Chair, Task Force on Journal Board Diversity, Senior Scholar and Mentor, AIS Region 1, Dean and James McGill Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Patrick Y. K. Chau, Ph.D., AIS President, AIS Region 3, Vice Provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Information Systems and Operations Management, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

Lise Fitzpatrick, AIS Chief Operating Officer



Babita Gupta, Ph.D., AIS College of Academic Leadership, AIS Region 1, Professor of Information Systems, College of Business, California State University Monterey Bay

Eleanor Loiacono, Ph.D., ImPACT IT Principal Investigator, AIS Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, AIS Region 1, Associate Professor, Business Analytics, Raymond A. Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary


Elizabeth Long Lingo, Ph.D., ImPACT IT Co-Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor, Foisie Business School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute