Accounting & MIS Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Wynne Chin

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Wynne Chin joined the faculty at the University of Houston in the fall of 1997. He received his doctorate from the University of Michigan in Computers and Information Systems, M.S. in chemical engineering (biomedical option) from Northwestern University, MBA from the University of Michigan, and a bachelors in biophysics from U.C. Berkeley. 

Dr. Chin's substantive interests include modeling the individual IT adoption process, end-user satisfaction, and developing group process measures such as cohesion, satisfaction, and consensus to understand the impact of electronic meeting systems, and employee stress and turnover. More recently, he has begun work on cross-cultural analysis and building indices for high performing workplace assessment. His research is largely empirical and quantitative relying on lab and Monte Carlo experiments as well as surveys. Methodologically Dr. Chin focuses on construct development through the use of structural equation modeling (both covariance-based and partial least squares) as well as developing new causal modeling techniques for topics such as assessing interaction effects. 

Dr. Chin is well published in both IS journals such as Information Systems Research Journal of MIS, and MIS Quarterly as well as statistical journals such as Multivariate Behavioral Research and Structural Equation Modeling. Wynne's research has received more than any other Bauer faculty with over 45,000 citations, earning a Google Scholar H index of 50 and he is ranked third worldwide in first authored articles published in his discipline's top two journals - MISQ and ISR from 1990 through 2016. His articles are also ranked 13th in contribution to MIS doctoral education. He was inducted as a Fellow of the Association of Information Systems in 2013 

Dr. Chin brings recognition to UH as one of the foremost exponents of the Partial Least Squares Path Modeling technique with his freely shared PLS-Graph software (beginning in 1990) used by 9000+ researchers worldwide and served as conference chair of the 2012 International PLS conference. Going beyond the IS discipline, he is credited as keeping the PLS research community afloat during the 1990s before its reemergence among statisticians in 1999 and has published two books on this methodology (2010, 2013). Going back nearly 25 years, he was the first to introduce the use of Monte Carlo simulation to the IS discipline for evaluating structural equation modeling algorithms. He also introduced the use of bootstrapping with PLS analyses in 1988, . He has received a World Class University Professor designation in conjunction with Sogang University in South Korea, Visiting Fellow appointments at the Australian School of Business, University of Canterbury, Queens University, and City University of Hong Kong, and recognized by the PhD Project as a member of the Circle of Compadres for his years of service mentoring the minority PhD student community. Google Scholar info at: Google Scholarship

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:00am to 11:30am

Alfred Lerner Hall, 231
Alfred Lerner Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

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Academics, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics



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