Professor Endows $25,000 Scholarship for LIU Post Management Majors
Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
Brookville, N.Y. – Dr. Shailendra Palvia, a professor of management information systems and scholar of global IT management and outsourcing at Long Island University, has endowed a $25,000 scholarship to benefit students studying in the College of Management at LIU Post in Brookville, N.Y.
Named the Dr. Shailendra Palvia Endowed Scholarship, the award will be given each year to meritorious students pursuing undergraduate degrees in Management Information Systems (MIS) and full-time international students pursuing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The first scholarship will be awarded this fall 2013.
The gift comes from the heart, rather than the checkbook, says Dr. Palvia. "People always ask what the institution can do for you," he said. "I've been here for eighteen years, and the institution has done enough for me. Like John F. Kennedy said, people should think about what they can do for the institution. I feel richer in my heart because I'm contributing to the university."
During Dr. Palvia's distinguished career, he served as director of Management Information Systems at LIU Post from 1997 to 2004. He has authored more than 150 articles in refereed journals, conference proceedings and books, and co-edited four books on the theme of global information technology and electronic commerce management. He is a founding editor of the Journal of IT Case and Application Research (JITCAR), recognized as a world-class journal in its field. Since 2002 he has chaired the annual international smart-sourcing conferences of the Center for Global Outsourcing.
Dr. Palvia’s research interests and publications are in the areas of management of the systems development process, human side of information technology, social issues of information technology, global issues of information technology, IT applications and architecture, telecommuting, computer software training methods, global electronic commerce, global outsourcing of IT and IT enabled services, and e-government.
He has received Best Paper awards in two conferences. He was also a keynote speaker at a prestigious conference in 2010. He has also been an invited panel expert at several conferences. In 2012, Dr. Palvia was nominated for the Abraham Krasnoff Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award from Long Island University.
He received a Ph.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. Prior to Long Island University, Dr. Palvia taught at Kent State University, Ohio; Babson College, Wellesley, MA; and Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.
“We are grateful to Dr. Palvia for a gift that will be truly transformative to our business students as they pursue degrees that will have a global impact,” said Dr. Andrew Rosman, dean of the College of Management.
An endowed scholarship creates a permanent legacy for LIU Post students. When a donor establishes an endowed scholarship fund, the gift amount remains untouched in perpetuity, with a portion of the interest financing student scholarships on an annual basis.
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