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Dr. Y. Ken Wang

Y. Ken Wang
Dr. Y. Ken Wang
Director of Computer Information Systems and Technology Program
Director of Asian Collaborations
Associate Professor of CIS&T

Division of Management and Education

Contact Information:
ykw@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-5142


Location: 157 Swarts Hall

Degrees and Credentials

Ph.D. Business Administration, Washington State University, 2008
M.B.A. Information Systems, Finance, Washington State University, 2006
B.E. Telecommunication Engineering, Intellectual Properties Laws, Shanghai University, China, 1996

 

Short Bio

Dr. Wang is currently an associate professor in the Division of Management and Education at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He received his Ph.D. in business administration from Washington State University. Dr. Wang has taught a variety of information systems courses such as systems analysis and design, electronic commerce, information systems strategy, emerging technologies and innovation, objected-oriented programming, web development, database management system, business intelligence, business computing, project management, etc.

Dr. Wang is an active researcher in information systems and related fields. His research has appeared in a number of refereed journals, such as Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC), Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), Computers in Human Behavior (CHB), Communication Education, etc. He is a reviewer for Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce (JOCEC), Computers in Human Behavior (CHB), Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC) and also a number of international conferences.

Dr. Wang is a member of Association of Information Systems (AIS), Academy of Management (AOM), Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Academic Focus

Research Interests:

    Behavioral and Organizational Issues in Information Systems
    Information Systems Continuance and Use
    Human Computer Interaction
    Social Media and Education
    Knowledge Management

 

Teaching Interests:

    Systems Analysis, Design, and Development
    Object-oriented Programming
    Database Management
    Business Intelligence
    Project Management
    Quantitative Research Methods
    Data Analytics

Research, Accomplishments, and Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Wei, F., Wang, Y. K., Fass, W., An Experimental Study of Online Chatting and Notetaking Techniques on College Students' Classroom Cognitive Learning, Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 34, May 2014

Wei, F., Wang, Y. K., Klausner, M., Rethinking College Students' Self-regulation and Sustained Attention: Does Text Messaging during Class Influence Cognitive Learning?, Communication and Education, 61(3), 2012

Wei, Flora and Wang, Y. K., Rethinking Students' Silent Messages: Can Teacher Verbal and Nonverbal Immediacy Moderate Student Use of Text Messaging in Class?, Communication Education, 59(4), 2010

Wang, Y. K. and Datta P., Investigating Technology Commitment in Instant Messaging Application Users, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC), 22(4), 2010

Wang, Y. K. and Datta P., A Technology Commitment Model Of Post-Adoptive Behavior, Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), 23(4), 2010

Wang, Y. K. and Datta P., The Mediating Role of Virtual Experience in Online Purchase Intentions, Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), 22(4), 2009

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Wang, Y. K. and Datta, P., Decomposition of Virtual Product Experience in Consumer Online Purchasing - A Preliminary Study, Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, CA, 2009

Wang, Y. K. and Datta, P., Investigating the Roles of Virtual Experience in Consumer's Online Decision Making, Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Keystone, CO, 2007

Wang, Y. K. and Datta, P., Understanding IS Continuance: A Technology Commitment Perspective, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (CIS), Milwaukee, WI, 2006

Wang, Y. K. and Datta, P., Online Decision-Making in VR Application Environments, Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Omaha, NE, 2005

Croasdell, D. and Wang, Y. K., Virtue-Nets: Toward a Model for Expanding Knowledge Networks, Proceedings of the 37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS), Big Island, HA, January 2004

Book Chapter

Croasdell, D. and Wang, Y. K., Virtue-Nets: A Paradigm for Supporting and using Knowledge Networks, The Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, 2004