Company: Baylor University
Location: Waco, TX United States
Cindy Riemenschneider has dedicated the past 25 years to her academic career, and is a strong believer in life-long learning. She currently serves Baylor University, where she plays a number of different roles. Dr. Riemenschneider is a professor of information systems, and was asked to become the associate dean for research and faculty development a few years ago. The title, holder of Helen Ligon professorship in information systems, was bestowed upon her in 2015 by the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. Dr. Helen Ligon was a beloved professor at the school, so the designation is a huge honor.
The biggest challenge Dr. Riemenschneider had to face was the steep learning curve when she stepped into her leadership role; there was no job description of guidelines established. She learned not to take herself so seriously though, and has grown into the role. Dr. Riemenschneider is particularly skilled at mentoring junior faculty members. She hopes to be remembered for encouraging others to take time to celebrate life along with their achievements.
As a woman in today’s world, Dr. Riemenschneider feels that her intentional collection of mentors and education have contributed to her success. She earned a doctorate in information systems, a master’s degree in business management and a bachelor’s degree in management. Dr. Riemenschneider is proud of the fact that her work was published in some of the top journals in her field in 2015, including MIS Quarterly and Journal of the Association for Information Systems. She is affiliated with the Association of Information Systems, the Special Interest Group of Social Inclusion and the Special Interest Group of Management Information Systems.