Yu (Audrey) Zhao


Dr. Yu (Audrey) Zhao
Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Analysis

Phone: (409) 880-2129
Email: yzhao3@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 272

Ph.D.   University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
M.S.   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.S.   Tianjin University of Finance and Economics,  Tianjin, China
SAP TERP 10 Certification

Courses Taught


Current Topics in MIS 
ERP E-Commerce 
ERP Overview 


Database Applications 
E-Commerce Design and Development 
Principles of Management Information Systems 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Lamar University (2015 - Present), Beaumont, Texas. 


Professional Service 

Academic Conference: Moderator / Facilitator
2013:  Decision Sciences Institute (International).

Reviewer - Article / Manuscript
2015 – 2016:  Information Systems Frontiers (International).
2015:  International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (International).
2014 – 2015:  Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA) (International).
2014:  Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (International).
2014:  Journal of Systems Research and Behavioral Science (International).
2013:  Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) (International).

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Faculty Advisor:
2016-2017:  Advising junior students in course scheduling  

College Assignments

2016-2017:  Committee on Statistics/Quantitative Analysis  
2015-2016:  Undergraduate Programs Committee  

University Assignments

2016-2017:  Academic Information Technology Committee: Service term: FALL 2016-SUMMER 2019

State-wide Assignments

Faculty Advisor:
2016-2017:  Lamar University AIS Student Chapter   

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Liang, C., Gu, D., Tao, F., Jain, H., Zhao, Y., Bin Ding, HEC Lausanne, Switzerland (2016).  Influence mechanism of patient accessible HIS implementation on Doctor-Patient relationship: A service fairness perspective.   Information & Management.
  • Zhao, Y. (2014).  An Empirical Study on Post-Adoption Behavior of Information Technologies for Health Care Management: A View of Big Five Personality.   Applied Mechanics and Materials, 631, 1106-1114.
  • Wei, L., Zhang, W., Xiong, X., & Zhao, Y. (2014).  An Agent-based model for Policy Design of Tick Size in Stock Index Futures Markets.   Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 31 (4), 512-526.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Lu, W., Wu, Y., Liang, C., Gu, Z., Zhao, Y., Ruiling Wang, Dongxiao Gu (2014).  An Empirical Study on Post-Adoption Behavior of Hospital Information Systems Adoption: a View of Big Five Personality.   International Conference on Information Technology and Management Innovation.
  • Zhao, Y. (2013).  A Model Connecting Personality, Perceived Organizational Support, and Psychological Workplace Strain in the Context of Expatriate Assignment.   Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Zhao, Y. & Srite, M. (2013).  An Investigation of the Effect of IT Occupational Subculture on the Relationship between Knowledge Sharing and IT Diffusion in Organizations.   Americas Conference on Information Systems.
  • Zhao, Y. & Srite, M. (2013).  Modeling Online Social Network Use: Incorporating Espoused National Cultural Values into an Extended Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology.   International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).
  • Zhao, Y. & Ramamurthy, K. (2012).  Does Personality Matter to Group Judgment Task Performance and Appropriation of Collaborative Technology Utilization.   Decision Sciences Institute.

Working Papers 

  • Zhao, Y. & Srite, M. (2016). "Development and Testing of a Scale to Measure the Effect of IT Occupational Subculture on Knowledge Sharing within Organization Personnel," targeted for European Journal of Info Systems.
  • Zhao, Y. & Srite, M. (2016). "Espoused National Cultural Values and Online Social Network Use: towards an Extension of UTAUT," targeted for Information & Management.
  • Zhao, Y., Srite, M., Liang, C., Jain, H., & Gu, D. (2016). "Differentiating Eustress from Distress: An Examination of Stress Associated with HIS Use across Organizational Culture," targeted for Journal Of Management Information Systems.