Kevin Crowston, professor at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University, was elected as the Program Chair-Elect of the Organizational Communication & Information Systems (OCIS) of the Academy of Management, a five-year position within the organization.

During his first year, Crowston will be responsible for organizing the Doctoral Consortium and managing the professional development workshops.

He will move on in his second year to be the Program Chair for the division, ensuring all submissions to the annual conference are reviewed for acceptance and then scheduled accordingly. In 2013, his third year, he will run as the only nominee for the Division Chair-elect, in which he would run the Junior Faculty Consortium and the Best Published Paper Competition.

The following year, he will serve as the Division Chair and be granted oversight of the organization’s bylaws, filling non-elected positions and overseeing communication with OCIS members. Crowston will be Past Division Chair in his fifth and final year when he is responsible for running the elections for new officers.

The OCIS is a division of the Academy of Management, an organization founded in 1936 as a professional association for scholars involved in creating and disseminating information about management and organizations. OCIS specifically concerns behavioral, economic and social aspects of communication and information systems within organizations.

Crowston earned an A.B. in applied mathematics (computer science) from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in information technologies from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He research focus is finding new ways of organizing through developments in information technology.