Humanistic outcomes of Tech

On September 17th, we are joined by Professor Saonee Sarker for a seminar on her work titled “Addressing Humanistic Outcomes of Technology through a Multi-Method Examination of Work-life Balance in IT work”.

Saonee Sarker is currently Professor of Informatics at Lund University, Sweden. Until recently, she served as the Senior Associate Dean and was also the Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Commerce Professor at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. Prior to that, she was the Hubman Distinguished Professor of MIS and the Chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship at Washington State University. She has also been Visiting Professor at University of Augsburg, Germany, and Aalto University, Finland, among others. Her research focuses on human-AI hybrids, globally distributed software development, Green IS, and implications of IT in healthcare. Her publications have appeared in outlets such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Decision Sciences Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Journal, MIS Quarterly Executive, and Information and Management, among others. She has also won multiple Best Paper Awards at leading conferences. Furthermore, her research on Work-Life Balance has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, which has resulted in her recently published Palgrave-Macmillan book titled Navigating Work and Life Boundaries: Insights for Distributed Knowledge Professionals.

Currently, she is a Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly. In the past, she has served as an Associate Editor at MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences Journal, and Communications of the AIS, and has received multiple awards for her editorial roles including Outstanding Associate Editor at both MIS Quarterly and Decision Sciences Journal. Starting January 1, 2022, she will serve as the inaugural Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at MIS Quarterly, and also as a Senior Editor of Journal of the AIS.