William J Tastle is a Research Fellow of the Semeion Research Center in Rome, Italy, and a Research Professor at the University of Iceland. He is also an associate professor of information systems at Ithaca College, New York. He received his PhD and MBA from the State University of New York at Binghamton, BS and MS degrees from SUNY-Fredonia, and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute of the University of Oklahoma. He has published some 60 referred papers, is considered an authority on offshoring in Iceland, and is responsible for the development of several unique measures used in consensus theory. Additionally, he is the managing editor of the International Journal of General Systems, a former editor of the Journal of Information Systems Education, and senior members of both ACM and IEEE Previously he was the President (and Vice President) of the Association for Information Technology Professionals – Special Interest Group on Education where he has maintained an affiliation for over a dozen years, is currently the treasurer of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS), co-chair of NAFIPS 2009 and NAFIPS 2010, a continuing member of the Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON) as Best Paper Chair, and reviewer for numerous journals. He has also been a visiting scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Recently he published a chapter on Lebanon in “State Violence and the Right to Peace,” a multi volume that is due to be out in print in 2010.
He has received the Best Paper award from ISECON (1996), Best theory Paper from the 17th Annual North American Conference of the International Business Schools Computers Users Group (1989), and several meritorious paper recognitions.
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.