Yu (Audrey) Zhao

Contact

Dr. Yu (Audrey) Zhao
Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
School of Accounting & Information Systems

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

M.B.A.

Current Topics in MIS 
ERP E-Commerce 
ERP Overview 

Bachelors:

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. 

Service

Professional Service 

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

Chair: Conference / Track / Program
2019:  Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Maui, Hawaii.   I was a session chair of the track "E-Learning, Online Training, and Education" at the 52th HICSS conference.

 

Reviewer - Article / Manuscript
2019 – 2020:  Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.    I reviewed a manuscript under review by Decision Sciences Journal of Innovation Eudcation in July 2019. And then I was invited to review the revised manuscript in Nov 2019.
2019:  Information Technology and Management.   I was invited to review a manusript under consideration by Information Technology and Management.
2015:  International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (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).

Reviewer: Ad Hoc Reviewer for a Journal
2018:  International Journal of Information Management.   I was invited to review another article by the editor of International Journal of Information Management in August 2018.
2017:  International Journal of Information Management.  I was invited to review one article by the associate editor of International Journal of Information Management in November 2017. I accepted the invitation and it was finished in February 2018 with two rounds of review. 
2017:  International Journal of Information Management.  I was invited from the editor of International Journal of Information Management and reviewed an article in June 2017 and then reviewed again in October 2017. 
2017:  International Journal of Information Management.  I was invited from the editor from International Journal of Information Management and reviewed an article in June 2017 and then reviewed again in October 2017. 
2015 – 2016:  Information Systems Frontiers.
2014 – 2015:  Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA).
Reviewer: Conference Paper
2017:  Americas Conference on Information Systems.   I was invited and reviewed an article from AMCIS in April 2017.

 

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Assurance of Learning - Institutional Service:
2018-2019:  Representing the department to attend the Provost Kick off table event  

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

College Assignments

Member:
2020-2021:  Ph.D. in Information Systems Initiate Task Force  
2020-2021:  Scholarly Activity Task Force of CoB Strategic Planning  
2020-2021:  College of Business Strategic Planning (task force - Scholarly Activity)  
2019-2020:  Graduate Programs  
2016-2017 – 2017-2018:  Faculty Academic and Professional Impact Committee  
2016-2017 - 2017-2018:  Committee on Statistics/Quantitative Analysis  
2016-2017 – 2017-2018:  International Business Concept Development Committee  
2015-2016:  Undergraduate Programs Committee  
Mentoring Activities:
2015-2016 – 2017-2018:  Supervising M.B.A. exist exams  

University Assignments

Assurance of Learning - Institutional Service:
2015-2016 – 2016-2017:  Security Awareness Committee  
Member:
2020-2021:  Lamar University IRB  
2018-2019 – 2019-2020:  Larger Strategic Planning Committee  
2018-2019 – 2019-2020:  Economic and Service Engine of Southeast Texas & Beyond  
2017-2018 – 2018-2019:  Academic Information Technology Committee  
2016-2017:  Academic Information Technology Committee: Service term: FALL 2016-SUMMER 2019
Other Institutional Service Activities:
2020:  Quentin Bellard  
Writing Student Recommendations
2018, 2017

 

State-wide Assignments

Chair:
2019-2020:  MIS Faculty Search Committee  

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

Writing Student Recommendations
2018

 

 

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Zhao, Y., Srite, M., Kim, S., & Lee, J. (in press, 2021).  Effect of Team Cohesion on Flow: An Empirical Test from Team-based Gamification in Online Classes.   Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.
  • Zhao, Y., Bandyopadhyay, K., & Bandyopadhyay, S. (2020).  Evaluating Online Complex Technology-Enabled Course Delivery: A Contextualized View of a Decomposed IS Success Model.   Communications of the Assoc for Info Systems.
  • Zhao, Y., Bandyopadhyay, K., & Barnes, C. (2020).  Predictive Maintenance Information Systems: The Underlying Conditions and Technological Aspects.   International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.
  • Zhao, Y., & Srite, M. (2020).  How does IT Occupational Culture Affect Knowledge Sharing in Organizations?   Communications of the Assoc for Info Systems.
  • Zhao, Y., Bandyopadhyay, K., & Bandyopadhyay, S. (2019).  An Empirical Investigation of the Determination of Student Success in Online ERP Courses.   International Journal of Business Information Systems., doi: 10.1504/IJBIS.2020.10022213.
  • Liang, C., Gu, D., Tao, F., Jain, H., Zhao, Y., Ding, B. (2017).  Influence mechanism of patient accessible HIS implementation on Doctor-Patient relationship: A service fairness perspective.   Information & Management, 54 (1), 57-72, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2016.03.010.
  • 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 

  • Zhao, Y., Bandyopadyay, K., & Bandyopadyay, S. (2018).  What matters most in online SAP-enabled course learning? A system view of determinants.   Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).
  • Zhao, Y., Bandyopadhyay, K., & Barnes, C. (2018).  Predictors of Students' Perceived Learning Outcomes in Sap-Enabled Courses: A System View of Students, Instructor, and the Software.   SouthWest Decision Sciences Institute.
  • 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.
Presentations of Refereed Papers  
  • Zhao, Y., Bandyopadhyay, K., & Bandyopadhyay, S. (2019). What matters most in online SAP-enabled course learning? A system view of determinants.  Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Maui, Hawaii.
  • Zhao, Y., Bandyopadhyay, K., & Barnes, C. (2018). Predictors Of Students' Perceived Learning Outcomes In Sap-Enabled Courses: A System View Of Students, Instructor, And The Software.  Southwestern DSI, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Grants 

Funded

  • 2020: Zhao, Y. Faculty Summer Research Awards-2020, Principal Investigator, College of Business, Lamar University.

Title of Proposal: Gamification in online learning: An examination on perceived effectiveness of communication, team cohesion, and student learning

While an increasing number of publications have studied gamification, little research has examined team-based gamification in an online learning environment. Prior research has concluded that strong team cohesion leads to improved performance, and team performance influences team cohesion (Kwak et al., 2019). However, in an online learning context, what leads to team cohesion and what kinds of communication (methods and frequency) are effective to team cohesion? Does gamification stimulate online students’ interest in the subject? Does gamification change online students’ learning attitudes? These are the interesting questions that I plan to investigate in this project.