Welcome to Dr. Kuanchin Chen's home page. Dr. Chen is Professor of Computer Information Systems at Department of Business Information Systems, Western Michigan University. He received his Master of Science (MS) degree in Information Systems from the University of Colorado and his Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) in Information Systems from Cleveland State University. Dr. Chen is an active researcher. He currently serves on the editorial or advisory boards of Information Resources Management journal, International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, Journal of Website Promotion, Communications of the ICISA, IGI Global (formerly Idea Group), eWeek, and CMP. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Communications of ICISA journal, and now the president of the association.
Dr. Chen received the WMU
Emerging Scholar Award from President Dunn in 2008 (see photo below). The following
is quoted from the objective of the award:
"The award recognizes the scholarly or creative achievements of outstanding colleagues whose accomplishments are evidence of great potential for scholarship or creative work."
More details about this award is available at WMU news or Prism.
In 2011, Dr. Chen was the recipient of the department's Teaching Award, which recognizes his years of quality instructions at WMU. He is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in 2012 to further intellectual collaborations and cultural understanding between the U.S. and other countries. See the college newsletter for more.
Dr. Chen's research interests include electronic business, privacy & security, online behavioral issues (e.g., interactivity, dependency, and tracking/protection), Internet frauds, usability, data mining, and human computer interactions. Dr. Chen's recent book Online Consumer Protection: Theories of Human Relativism is published in September of 2008. The cover page created by the publisher is shown on the right. A PDF brochure is also available for download.
He has published numerous articles in journals and other academic publication outlets, such as Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, Information Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics,Journal of Global Information Management, DATA BASE, Journal of Database Management, Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS),Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, and many others. He has also given research lectures and talks at several organizations, such as NASA Lewis Research Center, University of South Dakota, Western Michigan University, Center of Excellence - Dakota State University, National Central University, National Cheng Kung University,, National Chung Cheng University and several major academic conferences.