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Rui Chen

Associate Professor of Information Systems

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WB 225   Phone: 765-285-4978  Fax: 765-285-5308

Master of Business Administration
Whitinger Business Building, room 147
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

Rui Chen is an associate professor of information systems. He holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in computer science and a PhD degree in management science and systems from State University of New York at Buffalo. He received the advanced certificate in information assurance from State University of New York at Buffalo and the National Security Agency. He is a Microsoft certified database administrator and Microsoft certified systems engineer.

His research primarily focuses on information assurance, extreme event management, emerging media, and IT capability. He has published around 60 high quality research articles in leading academic journals, conferences, and books. Many of his research articles have appeared in the top 10 ranked Information Systems journals such as MIS Quarterly (no. 1), Decision Support Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Information and Management, European Journal of Information SystemsIEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, and Communications of the ACM. According to the historical data on research productivity for a five-year window (CAIS 24/9), Dr. Chen's productivity on high-quality research would rank among the Top 10 (tied) worldwide, based on his total number of publications in the Elite Nine Information Systems journals during 2009-2013 (10 articles), 2010-2014 (10 articles), and 2011-2015 (10 articles) consistently. His research articles have been presented in 7 different countries. He has actively contributed to the professional community by serving journals, conferences, and books in capacities such as editor, editorial advisory board member, editorial review board member, program committee member, session chair, and discussant. He is an Associate Editor of Information Systems Journal, Information and Management, and Information Systems Frontiers. He has also served as an Associate Editor for special issues of Decision Support Systems and Information Systems Journal.

Dr. Chen has received grants from external funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF). A recent award is on "Employees' Response to OPM Data Breaches: Decision Making in the Context of Anxiety and Fatigue" (~$200,000) in which he works as a co-PI. Chen is a recipient of the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, which is the highest recognition of demonstrated composite excellence in teaching, scholarly productivity and service by a faculty member who has joined Ball State University for less than six years. He is also a recipient of the Outstanding Research Award of Miller College of Business. In addition, he is a recipient of the New Faculty Start-Up Award and the Junior Faculty Research Grant at Ball State University. He is a SPO Summer Fellow at Ball State University. He received the Best Paper Award of the Seventh Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference, the Best Prototype Award of the 20th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, and the Best Paper Nomination of the 10th Annual Global Information Technology Management World Conference. Dr. Chen has served on the University Research Committee (Chair elected 2015-2016), University Awards Committee, New Faculty Academy, and Advisory Board of the Organizational Assurance and Information Security Center. He has also served on the Graduate Curriculum Committee, Graduate AOL Steering Committee, and Scholarship and Awards / Undergraduate Fellow Committee of Miller College of Business, etc.

Examples of Published Articles:

  1. Chen, R., Sharma, S. (2015) "Learning and Self-Disclosure Behavior on Social Networking Sites: The Case of Facebook Users", European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), 24 (1), pp. 93-106
  2. Herath, T., Chen, R., Wang, J., Rao, H.R. (2014) "An Investigation of User Adoption of Email Authentication Service", Information Systems Journal (ISJ), 24 (1), pp. 61-84
  3. Ku, Y.C., Chen, R., Zhang, H. (2013) "Why Do Users Continue Using Social Networking Sites? An Exploratory Study of Members in the United States and Taiwan", Information and Management (I&M), 50 (7), pp. 571–581
  4. Chen, R., Sharma, S. (2013) "Understanding Member Use of Social Networking Sites: A Value Analysis, Communications of the Association for Information Systems" (CAIS), 33, Article 7, pp. 97-114
  5. Chen, R. (2013) "Member Use of Social Networking Sites : An Empirical Examination, Decision Support Systems" (DSS), 54(3), pp. 1219-1227
  6. Chen, R. (2013) "Living a Private Life in Public Social Networks: An Exploration of Member Self-Disclosure, Decision Support Systems" (DSS) , 55(3), pp. 661-668
  7. Li, J.G., Chen, R., Lee, J., Rao, H.R. (2013) "A Case Study of Private-Public Collaboration for Humanitarian Free and Open Source Disaster Management Software Deployment, Decision Support Systems" (DSS), 55(1), pp. 1-11
  8. Chen, R., Sharman, R., Rao, H.R., Upadhyaya, S. (2013) "Data Model Development for Fire Related Extreme Events: An Activity Theory Approach", MIS Quarterly (MISQ), 37(1), pp. 125-147
  9. Wang, J., Herath, T., Chen, R., Vishwanath, A., Rao, H.R. (2012) "Phishing Susceptibility: An Investigation into the Processing of a Targeted Spear Phishing Email", IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication (IEEETPC), 55(4), pp. 345-362
  10. Chen, R., Wang, J., Herath, T., Rao, H.R. (2011) "An Investigation of Email Processing from a Risky Decision Making Perspective, Decision Support Systems" (DSS), 52(1), pp. 73-81
  11. Vishwanath, A., Herath, T., Chen, R., Wang, J., Rao, H.R. (2011) "Why Do People Get Phished? Testing Individual Differences in Phishing Vulnerability within an Integrated, Information Processing Model, Decision Support Systems" (DSS), 51(3), pp. 576-586
  12. Chen, R., Rao, H.R., Sharman, R., Upadhyaya, S., and Kim, J. (2010) "An Empirical Examination of IT-Enabled Emergency Response: The Cases of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita", Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), 26(8), pp. 141-156
  13. Wang, J., Chen, R., Herath, T., Rao, H.R. (2009) "Visual E-Mail Authentication and Identification Services, Decision Support Systems" (DSS), 48 (1), pp. 92-102
  14. Chen, R., Sharman, R., Chakravarti, N., Rao, H.R., Upadhyaya, S. (2008) "Emergency Response Information System Interoperability: Development of Chemical Incident Response Data Model", Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), 9(3), pp. 203-232
  15. Chen, R., Sharman, R., Rao, H.R., Upadhyaya, S. (2008) "An Exploration of Coordination in Emergency Response Management", Communications of the ACM (CACM), 51(5), pp. 66-73

Examples of Work-in-Progress:

  1. “Contract Adaptation Risks in Global IT Outsourcing: An Event Study of Early Warning Indicators and Mitigation Mechanism”, co-authored with Rajiv Kishore and Sanjukta Das-Smith
  2. “An Investigation of Critical Incident Management System (CIMS) Support for Loss Reduction in Extreme Events”, co-authored with H Raghav Rao and Raj Sharman
  3. “An Investigation of Social Networking Site Use: A Three-Pronged Threat Assessment”, co-authored with H Raghav Rao and Dan Kim
  4. “Achieving Benefits from Inter-Organizational Systems (IOS) in IOS-Enabled Supply Chains: An Empirical Study of the Mediating Role of Relational Governance”, co-authored with Rajiv Kishore, et al.

Course Schedule
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    E-Commerce Design/Ap
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    WB 211
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    Sys Data Mgt: Analy
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Master of Business Administration
Whitinger Business Building, room 147
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-1931
Fax: 765-285-8818
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