Distinguished Fellows

Roy J. Daigle
University of South Alabama


Dr. Roy J. Daigle is a Professor in the School of Computing (SoC) at the University of South Alabama. He has been a computing faculty member at South Alabama since 1981. He has served as Coordinator of Information Systems from 1996 to 2008, as Director of Graduate Studies since 1998, and as Associate Dean since 2010.

Dr. Daigle's research interests include curriculum development, database design, assessment, and information systems development. He has published many articles on course development, learning, and curriculum modeling for added value to the curriculum. Dr. Daigle and his coauthors have received ISECON Best Paper awards in 1997, 1998, and 2000.

Dr. Daigle's primary teaching responsibility is the CIS Research Methods course in which he seeks to add value to the graduate masters program by leveraging course assignments for the thesis and project concentrations in two areas of specialization, Computer Science and Information Systems,

Dr. Daigle's professional service includes ISECON Program Chair from 1996 through 1999, EDSIG Treasurer in 1998, reviewer for SIGCE, AIS, and ISECON, ABET program evaluator for Information Systems and Computer Science from 2001 to 2006, and ABET CAC Commissioner from 2007-2012.

Dr. Daigle has been selected as SoC Faculty of the Year in 1998, International Student Organization's Faculty of the Year in 2001, SoC Advisor of the Year in 2002 and 2008, and University of South Alabama National Alumni Association Excellence in Advising in 2009. He was inducted into the Alpha Iota Mu international honor society in 2002.

Dr. Daigle is currently a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals and a life-time member of the Association of Computing Machinery. His hobbies include racquetball and tennis.

About AITP-EDSIG Fellows

Each year Fellows are inducted in honor of their sustained, long-term, meaningful and effective support of EDSIG in its ongoing mission to improve IS Education, mentor IS students, and foster the careers of IS faculty.