Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS)


We are writing to celebrate the professional life and significant achievements of an information systems scholar, colleague, and a dear friend of ours. Dan passed away unexpectedly on January 26th of this year due to natural causes. We know and have observed Dan’s contributions to our field. Not only was Dan an accomplished IS scholar and outstanding faculty member, but also a very active member of professional organizations such as Midwest AIS. The idea of starting MWAIS was developed during a conversation between Dan Power and Troy Strader during the annual AMCIS meeting in Omaha, Nebraska in 2005. Later that year, Ilze Zigurs and 23 others submitted a proposal to found MWAIS on September 7, 2005. Ilze Zigurs helped Dan Power craft the initial by-laws of the newly formed MWAIS. The following excerpts were submitted by Dan’s friends and professional associates.