At our annual conference, EDSIG recognizes an educator for outstanding effort improving the quality of our graduates through distinguished teaching, research and service. Due to COVID, we have no 2020 award winner. Nominations may be sent to the Vice President of EDSIG.
Beth Lang Golub
Over a career that spans three decades, Beth Lang Golub has helped students studying Information Systems. As both an editor and publisher of textbooks, Beth deeply listens to faculty to understand their students' needs. From this dedication and effort, Beth has helped to publish a wide range of innovative and influential textbooks in the field of Information Systems, which have served as the backbone of student-centered learning in thousands of courses.
Beth earned her BA in English and American Literature (Magna cum Laude) at Brandeis University. She began her publishing career while still in college, with internships at The Boston Phoenix (a weekly alternative newspaper), and at Houghton Mifflin. After graduation she accepted a position as In-House Representative at Breton Publishers. Shortly after joining Wiley publishing in 1987, she won Representative of the Year in 1991 and was promoted to Acquisitions Editor for Information Systems and Decision Sciences. Beth won “Editor of the Year” in 1996 and 2001 and was promoted to Executive Editor in 2000. At Wiley, Beth's most successful titles included Introduction to Information Systems by Kelly Rainer and Brad Prince, System Analysis and Design by Alan Dennis and Barbara Wixom, Operations Management: An Integrated Approach by Dan Reid and Nada Sanders, Business Analytics: The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets by Steve Powell and Ken Baker, and Python for Everyone by Cay Horstmann and Rance Necaise.
In 2014, Beth and Andy Golub founded Prospect Press, which focuses on Information Systems curriculum and "grass-roots" publishing. Prospect Press is successful because of how Beth engages educators as a true collaborator. She has directly helped faculty transform their ideas into well-written, creative textbooks that have benefited students at so many colleges and universities. As an editor, publisher and leader, Beth has positively advanced Information Systems education. She has been a strong supporter of ISCAP-EDSIG by hosting events, producing promotional videos of our annual conference and also bringing new faculty to our meetings. ISCAP-EDSIG is proud to recognize Beth Lang Golub as 2021 Distinguished IS Educator Award winner.