The current officers for 2023 were elected by the membership in late 2022. If you would like to become more involved with SIGEd, or you have any other suggestions, feedback or questions, please contact us at  [email protected].


Vasso Stylianou

E-mail: Vasso Stylianou
Term: 2023

Dr. Vasso Stylianou is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Management Information Systems, and the Program Coordinator for the undergraduate program of Computer Science, at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.  She received a Doctorate Degree from the Middlesex University, UK, for research work in the area of Knowledge Management.  She also holds an MBA degree with concentration on Information Systems from the MSM Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands, a BSc in Computer Science from Intercollege, Cyprus and an ASc in Business Data Processing from the University of Indianapolis, USA.  She is a dedicated academic, with a long experience in tertiary education, and researcher with a number of publications in book chapters, academic journals and international conference proceedings.  She has attended and presented her work in several international conferences.  She has also served as a reviewer and a member of the organizing and scientific committees of international conferences and journals.  Her research interests include Knowledge Management, ICT in Education, E-Learning, Databases, and Computer Graphics.  She is currently researching issues relating to Creative Thinking and Learning, Gamification in Education, and Knowledge Management.

President Elect

Rosetta Romano

E-mail: [email protected]
Term: 2023

Rosetta Romano is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Systems in the Faculty of Science & Technology at the University of Canberra. She is an Information Systems researcher. Information systems involve humans, processes, and technology to solve business problems. Her Ph.D. research used information systems to compare the legislative burden on an individual being assessed as an ‘Australian resident’ by the government in the welfare, taxation, and immigration settings. An ontology can be used to describe the relationships between things in a system.

After 36 years in the Australian Public Service, she accepted a role at the university where she completed her Bachelor of Arts (Accounting), Master by Research, and Ph.D. part-time studies. As one of two early adopters, she volunteered and developed an Indigenised curriculum for Information Technology. A first for the faculty. In 2021, the work received an international Best Conference Paper award. In 2022, the work attracted a national grant and a University of Canberra Teaching Award for a Program that enhances student learning.

In 2023 she is embarking on a sabbatical to concentrate on her emerging cyber security research. Funding this research are Surround Australia (experts in visualizing the relationships in data to create business knowledge) and Pathfinders Ltd (a not-for-profit company delivering programs and services aiming to improve the quality of life and well-being for children, youth, and families). The aim of the sabbatical is to demonstrate the use of information systems to assist Indigenous, micro, small, and medium businesses to make sense of the cyber security standards that exist to avoid minimum sets of risks that are inherent when operating connected systems. A handbook will be written and reviewed by Indigenous, micro, small, and medium businesses in Australia to support them in understanding why compliance with cyber security standards is so important.

Past President

Toon Abcouwer

E-Mail: Toon Abcouwer
Term: 2023

Toon works at the University of Amsterdam at the Faculty of Science. His research interest is on how organisations deal with crises. Especially the different roles that information and information systems play in the various phases of crisis handling has his particular interest. Management must learn to deal with the problem to integrate that roles in one single Information systems infrastructure. Based on the understanding of these organisational change processes, he published several articles with a focus on the requirements for eLearning in the different phases of the change processes. Do we teach our students to deal with challenges now, in the foreseeable future or the unknown future? And how do we develop information infrastructures that facilitate these different learning processes organisations go through?

Research Director

Tania Prinsloo

Office: +27 12 420 5855
E-mail: Tania Prinsloo
Term: 2023

Tania Prinsloo is a senior lecturer in Informatics at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She obtained her doctorate in 2018 and her research focus is two-fold: ICT for Agriculture and ICT for Education, both falling under the auspices of ICT4D. In 2018, she received the Newton grant and visited the School of Agriculture of the University of Reading for six weeks. She wrote an article for SIGED with a colleague from Reading about MOOCs, also in 2018. In recognition of her research publication outputs, the National Research Foundation of South Africa awarded her a Y2 researcher rating in 2020, classifying her as a young researcher having the potential to be recognised internationally for the research she is doing. In total, she has published five journal publications and ten conference publications. She also published an article in The Conversation Africa in 2019, which attracted significant attention.


Alexandre Grotta

E-Mail: Alexandre Grotta
Term: 2022

I work as the Coordinator of the Information Systems Higher Education Program at the Federal Institute of São Paulo (IFSP), Hortoland Campus, where he also had been teaching since 2016. At the University of Sao Paulo (USP) I hold a Master in Science – Information Systems (2016-2018), a Master in Business Administration (2002), while my PhD is currently in progress (2019-2023). Before my full-time academic career, I worked on IS Projects for almost two decades, including management positions on IS international projects. My research topics of interest are IS education, especially active learning, software and IS development, and IT project management.


Alan Megargel

Office: +65 68085276
E-Mail: Alan Megargel
Term: 2022

I am an Associate Professor of Information Systems (Practice) at Singapore Management University (SMU) where I serve as Coordinator for our undergraduate Financial Technology Career Track. My current areas of specialization are in the Banking and FinTech domains, where have been contributing both practice-based and education-based research.  Before joining SMU, I had 30 years of industry experience including; CTO at TIBCO Software Asia, Vice President at OCBC Bank, and Senior Enterprise Architect at ANZ Bank. My academic career has kicked into high gear recently after achieving a Doctor of Innovation from SMU last year.

Membership Director

John Muraski

Office: +1 920 424 3139
E-mail: John Muraski
Term: 2022

John Michael Muraski serves as a Lecturer of Information Systems in the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.  He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, an M.S. in Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, and a Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.  His research is motivated by his desire to pursue purposeful, engaged, value-added research contributing to practitioners, organizations, academics, and theory.  Bringing 20 years of industry and consulting experience into his role as an academic, John brings both rigor and relevance to his classroom and research.  Utilizing both qualitative and quantitative research approaches, John is actively pursuing research relating to software and technology infusion (deep and extended use) from an organizational and individual lens, project management, and pedagogy relating to course and curriculum design.  John is currently exploring ways to grow the supply of information systems students through research, outreach in high schools, and active recruitment of college students. Finally, he serves as a reviewer for the Communications of the AIS and the Project Management Journal.  John looks forward to working with the SIGED members in his role as Membership Director.

Publication Director

Andrew Urbaczewski

E-Mail: [email protected]
Term: 2023

Andrew Urbaczewski is an Associate Professor of Business Information and Analytics and Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. His work is featured not only in over 30 prestigious academic journal articles but also translates well outside academia. Recently, his work related to analytics was featured in Forbes, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and The Telegraph, amongst other locations. Andrew has applied his knowledge as a consultant in technical areas of governmental institutions, such as the United States Air Force, the United States Department of Energy, and the City and County of Broomfield. His work has been featured by international outlets such as the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), The Hill Times (Canada), KDVR-Denver, and KOA Denver.

Website Director

Helena Vallo Hult

E-mail: Helena Vallo Hult
Term: 2022

Helena Vallo Hult is an Assistant Professor at School of Business, Economics and IT, University West, Sweden and works in the NU hospital group with research and development in the area of digital healthcare, with a specific aim to increase collaboration and interdisciplinary research that contribute to both practice and academia. Her research focuses on the role of information systems for work and learning, with a special interest in sociotechnical perspectives and qualitative methods. Helena has acted as a reviewer and member of the organizing committees of international conferences and has published her research in in major conferences and journals within Information Systems (IS), along with Workplace Learning (WPL) and Healthcare Informatics.

Board member

Blooma John

E-mail: Blooma John
Term: 2022

Blooma John is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the School of Information Technology and Systems, University of Canberra. She holds a PhD in Information Systems from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research interests are in data mining, cluster analysis, social question answering, social media, health informatics, virtual reality and educational technologies. Dr Blooma John has published her research outcomes in various Journals, Conferences and Book Chapters. Currently, she is a member of the Human-Centred Technology Research Centre, Australia and New Zealand Virtual Worlds Working Group and the Association of Information Systems. She also won the award for excellence in learning and teaching in 2015.

Board member

Ivo Benke

E-mail: [email protected]
Term: 2023

Ivo Benke is a research team lead of the “Emotion-adaptive Systems for Work & Learning” team and postdoctoral researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In his research, he investigates the human-centered design of emotion-adaptive systems for digital work and learning scenarios as well as phenomena of virtual work such as hybrid and remote collaboration and crowdsourcing. In particular, he is interested in the improvement of emotional competence, leadership, and self-regulated learning in collaborative work scenarios. Ivo Benke has published in information systems (IS) and human-computer interaction (HCI) journals and conferences like Computers in Human Behavior, AIS Transaction on HCI, ACM CSCW or ACM CHI. Ivo Benke received his doctorate in information systems from the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM) at the KIT where he holds a degree in industrial engineering and management.

Board member

Tjomme Schilstra

E-mail: [email protected]

Term 2023

Tjomme Schilstra is an Academic Skills coordinator at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), focusing on Information Sciences research skills. His research interest is primarily education and learning. Recent developments within the field of sustainable development in education have led to a project to investigate the requirements of mechanisms to allow for the sustainable development of education. Accompanied by an interest in cooperative learning and lifelong learning, the practical application possibilities of his research are compelling. As a society, we need to utilize various sources of knowledge and learning mechanisms based on lifelong learning and cooperation. This is also applicable in an organizational context. Integrating various stakeholders (cooperation) and learning approaches in the learning process illustrates the relevance of the concept of ecosystems, which is part of Tjomme’s research interest.