ISS Haim Mendelson Teaching Innovation Award

INFORMS Information Systems Society Haim Mendelson Teaching Innovation Award – 2023


Call for Nominations

The INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) invites nominations for the ISS Haim Mendelson Teaching Innovation Award. Effective teaching of Information Systems (IS) courses plays a fundamental role in nurturing future generations of IS academics and practitioners. The primary aim of the award is to recognize IS faculty who have made outstanding pedagogical contributions to the IS discipline.

Eligibility and Submission Instructions

This award focuses on recognizing full-time IS educators. Both tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty across all faculty ranks are eligible for nomination. Nomination letters should describe the nominee’s unique and exceptional accomplishments in teaching and education. Generally, the award aims to recognize IS faculty who made teaching contributions that have a broad, discipline-wide impact. Examples of such contributions include (but are not limited to): creating shareable and transferable IS teaching materials (textbooks, cases, games, technology, presentations, etc.) that have been widely adopted; creating/facilitating/promoting faculty communities or teaching-oriented events for disseminating IS teaching ideas, methodologies, and best practices; pioneering innovative programs, courses, or teaching formats; etc. The nomination letter should articulate clearly the nature of the contributions, and how it has affected the IS community.

At this time, nominations for the award are invited from the IS community at large (Members of the award selection committee may add other candidates at their discretion and judgment). One ISS member nomination is sufficient, multi-member nomination is not necessary. Though self-nominations are discouraged, anyone can submit a nomination to the Vice-President of ISS by email at: (please state the subject as "Nomination for ISS Haim Mendelson Teaching Innovation Award - 2023"). The deadline for submission of nominations is August 15, 2023.

The nomination should include a brief (not to exceed two pages) description of the candidate's achievements and eligibility for the award, with the focus on the discipline-wide impact of the candidate’s teaching/educational contributions. This description can include external links (URL) to teaching artifacts or any other supporting evidence. The nomination should also include the candidate’s CV and/or bio.

It is a condition of the award that the ISS Teaching Innovation Award winner be a member of the Information Systems Society and, except for unusual circumstances approved by the President of ISS, remain a member of the Society until they retire from full-time work.

Process and Timeline

An Award Selection Committee has been formed to recommend candidates for the award for 2023. The committee members are Ravi Bapna, Jason Chan (ex-officio, VP-ISS), Galit Shumeli (Chair), and Anjana Susarla.

The award selection committee will deliberate upon the pool of nominees and make recommendations to the President of the Information Systems Society. Winners of the award will be notified by September 8, 2023. To be fair to all nominees, the selection committee cannot review new information about the nominees nor will the committee revote on the nominees after the notifications have been sent to the winners and nominators. We kindly request nominators of the non-selected nominees to provide additional information about their nominees in the nomination letters the next year.

The society will announce the full list of 2023 ISS Haim Mendelson Teaching Innovation Award winners and present them with award plaques at the ISS Award session during the 2023 Conference on Information Systems Technology (CIST) at Phoenix, Arizona. We invite the winners and all of our members to come celebrate the winners’ as well as our society’s achievements at the Award session. Organization details of this celebration event will be updated later. Prior to the Award session, winners may individually share the good news with their deans, department heads, nominators, mentors and mentees, but the winners and others aware of the winning results should not reveal such information via online social media.

About the Informs Information Systems Society (ISS)

The Information Systems Society (ISS) supports the intellectual interests of information systems scholars who are members of INFORMS.  It provides support for academic forums such as the annual Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), the spring Theory in Economics of IS (TEIS) workshop, the summer Statistical Challenges in E-Commerce Research (SCECR) conference, and the annual IT Teaching workshop.  The society also provides support for editorial activities and publication of Information Systems Research. In addition, the society sponsors or supports several awards each year including the ISS Distinguished Fellow Award, the Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award, the Gordon Davis Young Scholar Award, the ISS Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award, the ISS Practical Impacts Award, the ISS Haim Mendelson Teaching Innovation Award, the ISS Social Justice Best Paper Award, the ISS President's Service Award, the ISS Best Paper in Management Science Award, the ISS Cluster Best Paper Award, and the ISS Cluster Best Session Chair Award to recognize the deserving efforts of our community.