Welcome! I am a PhD candidate and Associate Instructor in the Department of Operations and Decision Technology at Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, where I have the chance to pursue both research and teaching opportunities in Information Systems. I am also currently the Managing Editor for Foundations and Trends in Information Systems. As a scholar, I believe teaching and research are the two most important services I can provide to society.
My current research focuses on the impact of non-rational factors, specifically emotion and cognition, in computer mediated communication and decision making. My research papers have been published or are currently under review at Group Decision and Negotiation, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Information Systems Research.
Educating and preparing younger generations to function knowledgeably in a business world constantly enhanced by rapid technological advances serves as one of my main motivations to pursue my career in academia. My teaching interests include database design and management, business analytics, information security, accounting information systems, programming language, and introduction to business.
In 2009, I graduated from the University of International Business and Economics, China, with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Information Management. Right after graduation, I came to the United States to join the Masters program of Software and Information Systems at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2011, I graduated with a Master of Science with a concentration in information security and two graduate certificates, one in Management Information Systems and another in Information Security and Assurance.