I am an assistant professor of Media and Information at College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University. I earned a PhD from the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Izak Benbasat, and I was a visiting scholar at Carroll School of Management, Boston College. Starting from my master’s thesis, I published in premier journals, including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM, and ACM Transactions on CHI, which are cited nearly 600 times (as of July 2015, Google Scholar). My research centers on the humanistic and societal themes surrounding Information Systems whereby technology should be developed and evaluated with the interests, needs, and well-being of humans. This theme is manifested in two topical areas of investigation—mobile applications and social media. To better explore the two areas, I use a blend of research methodologies, such as, experiment, survey, case study, and ground theory methodology.
I am an active contributor to various academic communities. I am an associate editor for the journal, Information Technology and Management, as well as the Human-Computer Interaction Track of the International Conference on Information Systems. I also serve on the program board of the 2016 Human Computer Interaction in Business Conference.