Ulric J. (Joe) Gelinas, Jr., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Accountancy and Davis Educational Foundation Fellow at Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts. He received his A.B. in Economics from St. Michael’s College, Winooski Park, Vermont, and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Professor Gelinas has also taught at the University of Tennessee and at Vesalius College, Vrije Universtiteit Brussel in Brussels, Belgium. As a Captain in the United States Air Force, he was Officer-in-Charge of IT Operations. Professor Gelinas was the founding editor of the Journal of Accounting and Computers (formerly the Kent/Bentley Journal of Accountingand Computers and the Kent/Bentley Review). Professor Gelinas has published articles on accounting information systems, computers in accounting education, technical communications, and information privacy. In 2000 he received the John W. Beveridge Achievement Award from the New England Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association for outstanding contributions to the IS Audit and Control profession. He has made presentations and conducted workshops at the International Conference of the Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA), ISACA’s Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS) conferences, as well as other professional groups. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Information Systems Audit & Control Association, Beta Alpha Psi, and Beta Gamma Sigma. Professor Gelinas was a member of the U.S. expert panel that reviewed Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology(COBIT) and has conducted COBIT workshops in North America and Europe. He was the author of a portion of Implementation Tool Set, a volume that accompanies the second and third editions of COBIT. In his spare time, Professor Gelinas is engaged in his favorite activities: sailing, scuba diving, and bird watching.
Steve G. Sutton, Ph.D., CPA, is Professor of Accounting Information Systems at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut and Professorial Fellow in Business Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He received his BSA, MA and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri—Columbia. Professor Sutton has taught at the University of Calgary, Arizona State University West, Texas Tech University, Oklahoma State University, and Bryant College. His audit and information systems consulting experience with Mayer Hoffman McCann, CPAs, and KPMG (and a pre-merger KMG Main Hurdman), along with experience as a computer operator with Deere & Co., support his teaching and research interests in information systems, auditing, and business education. Professor Sutton is the founding and continuing editor of the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems and its predecessor publication, Advances in Accounting Information Systems. In addition, he is a founding and continuing co-chair of the annual Accounting Information Systems Research Symposium and the sponsoring journal editor for the International Research Symposium on Accounting Information Systems. Professor Sutton is also a co-author of the monograph, Productivity and Quality Measurement Systems for InternalAuditing (Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation) and co-editor of two American Accounting Association monographs, Behavioral Accounting Research:Foundations and Frontiers and Researching Accounting as an Information Systems Discipline. Professor Sutton has published over 70 journal articles and made over 70 conference presentations on accounting information systems, auditing, and computers in accounting education. He has made continuing education presentations for both the international association and Phoenix Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the American Public Power Association, as well as several public accounting firms. Professor Sutton is a member of the Association for Information Systems, American Accounting Association, Canadian Academic Accounting Association, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, European Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs, Decision Sciences Institute, Beta Alpha Psi, and Beta Gamma Sigma. He is a past chair of the Information Systems Section of the American Accounting Association. Among Professor Sutton’s hobbies are 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, travel, skiing, and hiking.
Jane Fedorowicz, the Rae D. Anderson Chair of Accounting and Information Systems, holds appointments in both the Accountancy and Computer Information Systems departments at Bentley College. Her expertise in integrating IT into business degree programs has been instrumental in launching several initiatives at the College, notably, undergraduate and graduate programs in Accounting Information Systems and the e-business concentration in the MBA program. She took a leading role in developing Bentley’s Accounting Center for Electronic Learning and Business Measurement (ACELAB), a hands-on, state-of-the-art technology facility. Professor Fedorowicz holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Systems Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS from the University of Connecticut. Before joining the Bentley faculty in 1994, she taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Northwestern University, Boston University, and the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She is a member of the AICPA Precertification Education Executive Committee. She is Vice President of Affiliated Organizations for the Association for Information Systems (AIS), Northeast regional representative for the Emerging Technologies Section of the American Accounting Association, and co-general chair for the 2001 Americas Conference for Information Systems of AIS. Professor Fedorowicz has published over 60 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings. Her research spans a wide range of IT issues and technologies impacting individual and organizational effectiveness. The American Accounting Association recognized Professor Fedorowicz with the 1997 Notable Contribution to the Information Systems Literature Award, and she was recently selected as Bentley College’s Scholar of the Year for 2000.