SIG-KM Officer Profiles
Md. Anwarul Islam
University of Dhaka
Md. Anwarul Islam is Associate Professor in the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has been an ASIS&T member since 2015 and has served in various roles. He did serve twice as a member of Membership Committee, SIG-III as treasurer and now serving as Chair and Co-Chair-Elect of the SIG-KM and SIG-III. He was the founder Co-Chair and immediate past chair of South Asia Chapter.
Lu An, Chair-Elect of SIG-KM, is Professor and Deputy Director of the Department of Information Management as well as Director of the Research Office of Data Management and Knowledge Service at the Center for Studies of Information Resources (CSIR) of Wuhan University. She serves as a director of International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) and Scientific and Technological Information Society of China.
The Research and Analysis Center (TRAC), U.S Army
Dr. Pfeiffer has been involved with SIG-KM since 2006. She has held multiple offices including chair, chair-elect, past chair, treasurer, and webmaster. During her time in SIG-KM she has presented posters and workshops, participated in panels, and held open happy hours at the Annual Meetings. Dr. Pfeiffer is a Civilian employee for U.S. Army at The Research and Analysis Center (TRAC). She is the Knowledge Management Deputy Officer (KMDO), runs the KM Working Group (KMWG) and does KM for TRAC.
University Of North Texas
Dr. Jeff M. Allen is a leading scholar in the area of workforce innovation for the knowledge economy. He serves as a Regents Professor of Information Science and Director of the Center for Knowledge Solutions in the College of Information at the University of North Texas. At the national level, he has provided leadership as a Board member of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Past Editor-in-Chief of Performance Improvement Quarterly, and Past Editor of Career and Technical Education Research, and Founding-Editor of Learning and Performance Quarterly. Currently, he serves as President of the Knowledge & Information Professional Association (KIPA).
University of London
Jay Bowling, Webmaster of SIG-KM, lives in Cambridge, MA with his dog Dani. He is the founder and principal consultant of the Jay Allen Group, a technical product consulting firm specializing in enterprise knowledge management systems including knowledge bases, recommender systems and other intelligent content delivery software. Jay completed his MS where he researched computationally efficient information system design for ML applications. He also enjoyed his teaching fellowship in the CS department and racing for the graduate school dragon boat team. Jay holds visiting faculty appointments with Nichols College and the University of London.
Social Media Officers
Naimat Shah, Social Media Officer of SIG-KM and a PhD Scholar at Islamia University Bahawalpur Pakistan. He is conducting research in the area of digital data sets management and working as a Library officer at Higher Education Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He has been involved with ASIS&T since 2019. His hobbies are books readings and spending time with birds, flowers, and trees of his garden.
San Jose State University
Dr. Darra Hofman is an Asssistant Professor at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. Hofman received her Ph.D. in library, archival, and information science from The University of British Columbia in 2020. She completed her M.L.I.S. from the University of Kentucky and her J.D. and B.A. (honors) from Arizona State University. Her research examining the intersection of archives, technology, and law has been published in a number of journals, conference proceedings, and edited collections. In particular, she is interested in privacy, block chain technologies, and health records.
Nanyang Technological University
Alton Chua is Associate Chair (Research and Innovation) and the Department Lead for Information and Knowledge Analytics at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. An ASIS&T member since 2017, he was involved in the Leadership Committee. He was Chair, SIG-KM from 2019-2020.