Congratulations to Dr. Hossein Bidgoli for his nomination for The Wang Family Excellence award under the category of Education, and Professional, and Applied Sciences. Dr. Bidgoli has been a faculty member at CSUB since fall of 1983, teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate Management Information Systems (MIS) course. Dr. Bidgoli has an ongoing and impressive record of cutting-edge scholarship in all aspects of MIS. During his tenure at CSUB he has authored more than 164 publications and served as the editor-in-chief of five Encyclopedia and Handbook series.
The Wang Family Excellence Award recognizes four outstanding faculty members and one outstanding staff member who, through extraordinary commitment and dedication, have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions and achievements. Their activities advance the California State University’s mission, bring benefit and credit to the CSU, and enhance the CSU’s excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Each recipient is given a $20,000 award.
The Wang Family Excellence Award was originally established in 1998 when then-CSU Trustee Stanley Wang provided $1 million to recognize the remarkable contributions of the CSU’s faculty and administrators over a 10-year period. Trustee Emeritus Wang has generously agreed to reinstate the award with a $300,000 gift that will provide a $20,000 award to each of four faculty members and one staff member annually for three years, beginning in 2015.