Honors and Awards
June and December, 2007, “Best Paper published in MIS Quarterly Award in 2006” and December 2007, “One of Best Publications in Information Systems Journals of 2006 Award” by the Senior Information Systems Consortium, ICIS, for: Standards, Collective Action and IS Development- Vertical Information Systems Standards in the US Home Mortgage Industry (with M. Lynne Markus, Charles W. Steinfield and Gabe Minton). MIS Quarterly, Special Issue on Standards and Standardization, 2006, 30, pp. 439-465.
Summer, 2003, held the invited Ludwig Erhard Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the University of Bayreuth , Bayreuth , Germany . [Ludwig Erhard was Germany’s first post-WWII Minister of Trade and Commerce, accredited with having created the Wirtschaftswunder, i.e. the German Economic Miracle.]
2002, Investigating the Interplay between Structure and Technology in the Real Estate Industry (with K. Crowston and S. Sawyer). Information, Technology and People , 14(2), 2001, pp. 163-183. [This paper received the 2002 Emerald Award for Highly Commended Paper by MCM Press.]
2002, elected to full membership, Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society
1997-2000, invited member, Joint Association for Information Systems/Association for Computing Machinery Committee for Master’s Curriculum in Information Systems.
Electronic Commerce and User-Based Design of a Web Site: Targeting the Technology Transfer Audience, (with Marcinkowski, S.J., Martens, B.V., and Plonisch, I.). Journal of Technology Transfer, 1997, 22(1), pp. 19-28 (This article received the 1997 Lang Rosen Silver Award chosen by a Technology Transfer Society and Journal of Technology Transfer review board for excellence in technology transfer content and writing.).
1994, invited to apply for the SEL-ALCATEL Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the University of Darmstadt, Germany
1990, elected to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
1990, recipient of Excellence in Research Award, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University .
1990, invited to apply for the Visiting Professorship in Technology and Innovation Management, Forschungstelle für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement, Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel ( University of Kiel ), Federal Republic of Germany.
1988, recipient of Excellence in Research Award, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University .
1985 and 1987, invited to apply for the Foundation Professorship in Interdisciplinary Studies in Technology (funded by the SEL-ITT Foundation for Technical and Economic Communication Research and the German Foundation for Science) at the University of Darmstadt , Federal Republic of Germany.
1979, recipient of ‘Certificate of Commendation’ by the Mayor of the City of Phoenix for productivity improvement.
1978, invited by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, D.C., to apply for a Fulbright Lectureship in Mexico.
1975, Top Four Papers, International Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division, “The Communication Industry in Economic Integration: The Case of West Germany ,” Chicago .
1974, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Universidad Iberoamericana , Mexico City, Mexico .
1974, Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation.
1974, Research Fellowship, Computer Institute for Social Science Research, Michigan State University .
1967-1972, recipient of Don Belding International Scholarship.
1971, University Fellowship for best Master’s Thesis proposal at Texas Tech University .
1966-1970, grant recipient of the Carl Duisberg Society, Cologne , Federal Republic of Germany.