Dr. McNab Appointed Secretary Treasurer of AIS Special Interest Group

August 13, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

Anna McNab, Ph.D.

Anna McNab, Ph.D.

Dr. Anna McNab, assistant professor of management at Niagara University, has been appointed secretary treasurer of AIS SIGHCI, the Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction that is affiliated with the Association for Information Systems (AIS), the highest level organization for information systems professionals around the world.

The one-year appointment was made by Richard Johnson, Ph.D., and Na Li, Ph.D., chair and chair-elect, respectively, of SIGHCI.

Dr. McNab, who has previously served the organization as a reviewer and mini-track chair, will be responsible for maintaining organization records and potential bylaw revisions; distributing meeting minutes; planning, administering and monitoring SIGHCI’s financial affairs; producing financial reports; and processing reimbursement requests. She will also assist in overseeing two major information systems conferences – AMCIS 2014, which was held Aug. 7-9 in Savannah, Ga., and ICIS 2014, slated for Dec. 14-17 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. McNab joined the Niagara University faculty in 2009 after receiving her Ph.D. from Washington State University. She also holds an M.B.A. and undergraduate degree in business administration, double-majoring in management information systems and operations management, both from Washington State University.

According to its website, SIGHCI became one of the first six SIGs officially sanctioned by AIS as announced in ISWORLD in July 2001. AIS SIGHCI provides a forum for AIS members to discuss, develop and promote a range of issues related to the history, reference disciplines, theories, practice, methodologies and techniques, new developments, and applications of the interaction between humans, information, technologies, and tasks, especially in the business, managerial, organizational, and cultural contexts.

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