Kuanchin (KC) Chen

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Kuanchin Chen
Professor of Business Information Systems, Director of the Center for Business Analytics, and John W. Snyder Faculty Fellow
(269) 387-5795
(269) 387-5710
3344 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5412
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Department of Business Information Systems
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5412 USA
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Research Interests:
  • Electronic business
  • Social networking
  • Business analytics, data mining and data science
  • Human computer interaction
  • Privacy, security and trust
  • IT and culture
Teaching Interests:
  • Business analytics, data mining & data science
  • Electronic business
  • Database design
  • Software development
  • Emerging technologies
  • Project management
  • D.B.A., Information Systems, Cleveland State University
  • M.S., Information Systems, University of Colorado
  • B.B.A., Tunghai University

Dr. Kuanchin Chen is a professor of computer information systems and business analytics, director of the Center for Business Analytics and the John W. Snyder Fellow at Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan University. Dr. Chen is an active researcher whose work has been published in reputable journals and other academic publication outlets, including:

  • Information Systems Journal
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Information & Management
  • International Journal of Information Management
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
  • Journal of Global Information Management
  • Journal of Database Management
  • Internet Research
  • Communications of the Association for Information Systems
  • Electronic Commerce Research and Applications
  • Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education
  • International Journal of Medical Informatics
  • Tourism Management

He has held various editorial positions on a variety of publications including editor-in-chief, associate editor and editorial board member at Behaviour & Information Technology, Information Resources Management Journal, International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, Journal of Website Promotion, Communications of the ICISA, and several other academic publishers. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Communications of ICISA journal, and the president of the association. He has also given over 40 research presentations at several organizations and major conferences.

 Awards and Recognition:

  • U.S. Fulbright specialist (2019-2023)
  • U.S. Fulbright specialist roster (2019)
  • John W. Snyder Faculty Fellow (2017 - present)
  • Outstanding research paper of the year, Internet Research Journal (2015)
  • Outstanding research award, Haworth College of Business (2015)
  • Best research award, Department of Business Information Systems (2015)
  • Best research award, Department of Business Information Systems (2013, 2015, 2017, 2022)
  • U.S. Fulbright specialist (2011 - 2017)
  • U.S. Fulbright specialist roster (2011)
  • Best teaching award, Department of Business Information Systems (2011)
  • University emerging scholar award, Western Michigan University (2008)
  • Best teaching award, Department of Business Information Systems (2007)
  • Best teaching award, Department of Business Information Systems (2006)