Ryan Wright

C. Coleman McGehee Professor of Commerce; Associate Director, Center for the Management of Information Technology; Area Coordinator—Information Technology; Associate Professor of Commerce
Information Technology

Ryan Wright
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Ph.D., Information Systems, Washington State University
M.B.A., Strategy, University of Montana
B.S., Information Systems, University of Montana
Areas of Expertise: 
IT security and privacy
Digital innovation
IT strategy
Professional Activities: 

Professor Wright’s research has appeared in MIS Quarterly; Information Systems Research; Journal of the Management Information Systems; European Journal of Information Systems; and other high-quality outlets. He has also been funded by the National Science Foundation to design information technology security protection systems. He is currently on the editorial board at Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and an associate editor at MIS Quarterly.

In 2015, members of the Association for Information Systems elected Professor Wright as vice president for membership. Professor Wright is also co-chairing the 2021 International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS) in Austin, Texas. He has served on the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)/Association for Information Systems (AIS) 2010 Taskforce to redesign the model curriculum for information systems education. He has also won numerous awards for teaching, research, and service.


Selected Publications:

“Mindfulness in Information Technology Use: Conceptual and Operational Definitions,” MIS Quarterly, 2018 (with J. Thatcher, H. Sun, R. Klein, and T. Zagenczyk).

"Revisiting the Impact of System Use on Task Performance: An Exploitative-Explorative System Use Framework," Journal of the AIS, 2018 (with H. Sun and J. Thatcher).

"Training to Mitigate Phishing Attacks Using Mindfulness Techniques," Journal of Management Information Systems, 2017 (with M. Jensen, M. Dinger, and J.B. Thatcher).

“Using Expectation Disconfirmation Theory and Polynomial Modeling to Understand Trust in Technology,” Information Systems Research, 2016 (with N. Lankton, H. McKnight, and J. Thatcher).

“Influence Techniques in Phishing Attacks: An Examination of Vulnerability and Resistance,” Information Systems Research, 2014 (with M. Jensen, J. Thatcher, M. Dinger, and K. Marrett).

“Assessing Common Method Bias: Problems with the ULMC Technique,” MIS Quarterly, 2012 (with W.W. Chin and J. Thatcher).

"The Influence of Experiential and Dispositional Factors in Phishing: An Empirical Investigation of the Deceived," Journal of Management Information Systems, 2010 (with K. Marrett).

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