Management Scholar Receives Distinguished Service Award

Ken Kendall, 2014 Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award winner.

Ken Kendall, 2014 Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award winner.

Ken Kendall, a distinguished professor of management at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden, has received the 2014 Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award from the Decision Sciences Institute.

The award honors Kendall’s 40 years of service to the institute, a professional organization of scholars and practitioners interested in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to the problems of society.

“This award expresses in a very visible way how rewarding it is to nurture DSI and help its members throughout the course of my career,” says Kendall, a Voorhees resident. “Fewer than 50 people worldwide have received the DSI Distinguished Service Award, so I am truly grateful that I was presented with it.”

The award is named for Decision Sciences Institute founder Dennis E. Grawoig, who established the nonprofit organization in 1968 with a small group of business professors dedicated to studying decision making.

Through national, international, and regional conferences, competitions, and publications, the institute provides an international forum for presenting and sharing research in the study of decision processes across disciplines.

Kendall is a noted scholar in systems analysis and design and ecommerce. The widely published author of numerous scholarly articles and books, Kendall is recognized as one of the most productive management information systems scholars in the world.

A fellow and past president of the Decision Sciences Institute, Kendall was cited for his dedication to the organization. He served as the institute’s annual meeting program chair; was an associate editor for Decision Sciences Journal; is a review board member of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education; and is feature editor for an ecommerce column for Decision Line.

At the Rutgers School of Business–Camden, Kendall teaches courses in emerging information technologies and information technology and project management. He is currently researching corporate participation in open source software development.

Kendall is the author of the book Systems Analysis and Design (Prentice Hall), now in its ninth edition, which he co-wrote with his wife, Julie Kendall, a professor of management at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden. The book has been translated into Chinese, Indonesian, and Chinese. There is an Indian subcontinent adaptation of the book, and one chapter has also been translated into Braille.

The first New Jersey resident to earn the Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award, Kendall received his bachelor’s degree from Canisius College, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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