Executive Leadership Team

Dr. Yair Levy

Dr. Yair Levy, President and Executive Director
Dr. Yair Levy is a Professor of Information Systems and Cybersecurity at the College of Computing and Engineering, at Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA and the Director, Center for Information Protection, Education, and Research (CIPhER). He is a founding member of the International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management, a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar and recipient of IIAKM Lifetime Academic Achievement Award.

Dr. Michelle Ramim

Dr. Michelle Ramim, VP & Secretary
Dr. Michelle Ramim is PT Professor at Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Computing, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA, as well as Middle Georgia State University, School of Information Technology, GA, USA. In 2014 she was appointed a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar of International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management.

Dr. Shonda Brown

Dr. Shonda Brown, Treasurer
Dr. Shonda Brown is a configuration manager at CIGNA Healthcare in Philadelphia, USA. She earned her Ph.D. in Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security from Nova Southeastern University. In 2018 she received the Excellence in Leadership Award.

Dr. Meir Russ, OJAKM Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Meir Russ is a Professor of Management and Hendrickson Professorship for Business at Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. In 2016 he received the International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management Lifetime Academic Achievement Award.

Dr. Federico Niccolini

Dr. Federico Niccolini, Communications and Outreach
Dr. Federico Niccolini is Associate Professor of Organizational Science at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Pisa. He served as the Conference Co-Chair of the KM2018 at the University of Pisa, Italy, and co-editor of the Special Issue for the Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management (OJAKM).

Dr. Melissa Carlton, Research & Development
Dr. Melissa Carlton is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Cyber Engineering at Houston Baptist University, TX. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Excellence in Leadership Award of International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management.

Leadership Team Members

Dr. Dimitar Christozov

Dr. Dimitar Christozov
Dr. Dimitar Christozov is a Professor of Computer Science at the American University in Bulgaria. In 2013, he was appointed a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar of International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management and in 2014 received the Lifetime Academic Achievement Award.

Dr. Carla Curado

Dr. Carla Curado
Dr. Carla Curado is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management, ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is a member of the ADVANCE research center board of directors and she is the director of two Master programs at ISEG, University of Lisbon. In 2017, she was appointed a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar of International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management and in 2016 received the Excellence in Leadership Award. She served as the Conference Co-Chair of the KM2016 at the ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Dr. Bostjan Delak

Dr. Bostjan Delak
Dr. Bostjan Delak ia an Assistant Professor for information Science at Faculty of Information Studies, University of Maribor, Slovenia. In 2015 he was appointed a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar of International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management and, in 2016, received the Excellence in Leadership Award. He served as the Conference Co-Chair of the KM2017 at the Faculty of Information Studies (FiS) in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

Dr. Nitza Geri

Dr. Nitza Geri
Dr. Nitza Geri is an Associate Professor at The Open University of Israel. In 2014, she was appointed a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar of International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management and, in 2015, received the Lifetime Academic Achievement Award.

Dr. Oliver Jokisch
Dr. Oliver Jokisch is a Professor of signal and system theory at Leipzig University of Telecommunications (HfTL), Germany. In 2018, he was appointed a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar of International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management and received several times the Best Research Paper Award.

Dr. Christiaan Maasdorp

Dr. Christiaan Maasdorp
Dr. Christiaan Maasdorp is a full time lecturer in the Department of Information Science at Stellenbosch University and director of the postgraduate programmes in knowledge management, namely the Postgraduate Diploma in Knowledge and Information Systems Management and the Masters in Information and Knowledge Management at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa. In 2017, he was appointed a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar of International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management and in 2018 received the Excellence in Leadership Award.

Dr. Jean-Henry Morin

Dr. Jean-Henry Morin
Dr. Jean-Henry Morin is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Services at University of Geneva, Switzerland. In 2018, he received the Lifetime Academic Achievement Award of International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management.

Dr. Vered Silber-Varod

Dr. Vered Silber-Varod
Dr. Vered Silber-Varod is Director of the Open Media and Information Lab (OMILab), at The Open University of Israel. In 2016, she was appointed a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar of International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management and received several times the Best Research Paper Award.

Dr. Nathan White

Dr. Nathan White
Dr. Nathan is an Associate Professor of Networking and Cybersecurity at Central Washington University, Washington, USA. In 2016, he was appointed a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar of International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management and, in 2018, he received the Excellence in Leadership Award.

Dr. Ewa Ziemba

Dr. Ewa Ziemba
Dr. Ewa Ziemba is a Professor at the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland. In 2013 she was appointed a Fellow & Distinguished Scholar of International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management. She received several times the Best Research Paper Award, and served as the Conference Co-Chair of the KM2015 at the University of Economics, Katowice, Poland.



Modified: Nov 8, 2019