Senior Editor: Dennis Galletta

University of Pittsburgh

Term: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021

Research Interests

My research interests connect most closely to studies that involve the individual level of analysis, especially with respect to dependent variables such as user attitudes, behavior, and performance. I also have great interest in how other levels of analysis might cross into the individual level. In the past I have co-developed cognitive fit theory, and have studied spreadsheet error detection, user motivation, social influence, expertise and performance, user misbehavior (misuse and piracy), whistle-blowing, online advertising intrusiveness, knowledge sharing, evaluating mobile operating systems at the keystroke level, consumer trust, consumer ambivalence, fear appeals and protection motivation, phishing, the extended parallel process model, and adoption of audit monitoring. I do welcome cross-disciplinary work. Interests that fall under my areas of specialization include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Human-computer interaction
  • IS use
  • IS user behavior
  • User expertise and/or performance
  • NeuroIS

Methodological Interests

While I have used both qualitative and quantitative methods, my background involves primarily quantitative methods. In general I would feel comfortable with most quantitative methods, especially those listed below.

  • Lab Experiments
  • Field experiments
  • Surveys
  • Psychophysiological Measures of IT impact

I do support but have less background to judge econometrics, theorem proofs, qualitative studies, and design science research.