Hoon S. Cha, PhD

Assistant Professor
Information & Decision Sciences,
Perdue School of Business, Salisbury University

contact information Mailing Address:
Caruthers Hall, Room 141
Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD 21801
contact information Contact:
Phone:(410) 677-0163
FAX: (410) 546-6208
Email: hscha@salisbury.edu
Biographical Information

I am an assistant professor of Information & Decision Sciences at the Salisbury University. I hold a M.S. (2001) and Ph.D (2007) in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Arizona and a B.S. in Material Sciences and Engineering from the Seoul National University (1998). My research interests in the areas of MIS is the economic impacts of information technology (IT) on business. In particular, I have been focusing on three critical research themes: (1) the impact of IT outsourcing/offshoring decisions on firm knowledge levels, production costs, and coordination costs, (2) the allocation of IT investment among business functions and its impacts on business value, and (3) the effective management of IT human resources. See my research statement  for more details.

My interests in the research area of MIS were motivated by both my academic and professional experiences. Before joining the M.S. MIS program at the University of Arizona, I worked for Samsung for three years as an IT consultant, where I experienced various types of jobs and responsibilities related to information systems  development and management. These experiences allowed me to observe the diverse impacts of IT on business processes and organizational transformations. Further, they inspired me to pursue my Master's study in the technical areas of MIS. During my doctoral studies, my research interests changed from examining the technical aspects of IT to leveraging my technical expertise to examine the strategic and economic impacts of IT on business. See my curriculum vita  for more details.

My research has appeared or is forthcoming in MIS Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Communications of the ACM (CACM), Information Technology and People (IT and People), and International Journal of Knowledge Management. It has been also presented at numerous conferences, including the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), and the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE). See my publications  for more details.

My major teaching assignment is INFO 386 Database Managment and INFO 326 Operations Management at the Salisbury University. Before joining the Salisbury University I taught a required upper-level undergraduate course, MIS 373 (Operations Management) at the University of Arizona for three semesters and nominated for the "2005-2006 Eller College Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor." See my teaching statement for more details.

In addition, I have various industry certifications relevant to teaching in IS areas obtained during my professional experience as an IT consultant, including: Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), SUN Certified Java Programmer (SCJP), and Certified Professional in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM, APICS).

In addition, to serve for the MIS community, I have been working as a a reviewer for many of the leading IS journals and conferences. See my service activities for more details.



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