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Faculty and Staff Profile

Jason Thatcher

Past-President, Association for Information Systems

Office: 117 Sirrine Hall
Phone: 864-656-3751
Fax: 864-656-2011

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Business Administration
Florida State University 2002

M.P.A. Public Administration
Florida State University 1999

B.A. History
University of Utah 1994

B.S. Political Science
University of Utah 1999

 Courses Taught

MGT 318 - Introduction to Information Systems
MGT 415 - Strategic Management
MGT 430 - Special Topics: Entrepreneurship
MGT 455 - Emerging Technologies
MBA 861 - Information Systems
MBA 870 - Strategic Management


Dr. Jason Thatcher is a Professor of Information Systems. He earned a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the College of Business at Florida State University. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and the PhD Project.

Dr. Thatcher is immediate Past-President of the Association for Information Systems. He served two terms as VP of Membership for the Association for Information Systems. He guided the strategic realignment of services to support more opportunities for the career development and recognition of our members. He has also served as an AIS representative on the Board of Partnership for Advancing Computing Education (PACE) from July 2012 through the present. PACE charter members are Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Association for Information Systems (AIS), Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), IEEE Computer Society (IEEE), National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), and Computing Research Association.

He serves as a Senior Editor at MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, and AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction. He has served on the editorial boards of Information Systems Research, Journal of the AIS, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Technology and People and other journals.

Beyond professional groups and journals, Dr. Thatcher’s service focuses on developing Ph.D. students. He has led placement workshops at AMCIS, served on the planning committee for the ISDSA PhD Project, and published on career management issues in CAIS. He is a member of the Circle of Compadres for contributions to mentoring minority Ph.D. students in Information Systems and related STEM disciplines.

He teaches Management Information Systems in the Undergraduate and Graduate curriculum of the Management and MBA programs. He has won teaching and innovation awards from Innovision, Clemson University, and Florida State University.

He founded the Social Analytics Institute (SAI) and the Social Media Listening Center (SMLC) at Clemson University. To do so, Dr. Thatcher helped to raise funds from federal, state, and private organizations. SAI supports data-intensive research at the intersection of behavioral science, information systems, and computing. SMLC focuses on analyzing social media to improve understanding of business, political, and social issues.

 Research Interests

Dr. Thatcher's research examines the influence of individual beliefs and characteristics on adaptive and maladaptive uses of information technology. He also studies human resource, strategic and research method related issues tied to the effective application of information technologies in organisations.

His work has been funded by grants or gifts in kind from the National Science Foundation, National Parks Service,, IBM and other organizations.

He has published more than 150 journal papers, book chapters, and conference proceedings. His work appears in leading information systems journals such MIS Quarterly (6 times), Information Systems Research (2 times), Journal of Management Information Systems (2 times), Journal of the AIS (3 times), European Journal of Information Systems (4 times), Journal of Strategic Information Systems (2 times), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (5 times), and ACM Transactions on Information Systems. His work also appears in leading management journals such as Journal of Management, the Journal of Applied Psychology (2 times), and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Dr. Thatcher won the College of Business and Behavioral Science 2006 Emerging Scholar Research Award as well as the Senior Scholar Research Award in 2012 and 2017 at Clemson University. He was named to the MIS Quarterly most prolific authors list in 2016. He was ranked in the top ten faculty in the world, for research published in the top six information journals, between 2012-2016. He was ranked in the top three faculty in the world between 2014-2016.

 Research Publications

Individual Decision Making and Technology Use
1. Thatcher, J.B., Wright, R., Sun, H., Zagenczyk, T., and Klein, R. (Forthcoming). “Mindfulness in Information Technology Use: Three Empirical Studies.” MIS Quarterly.
2. Sun, H., Wright, R.T., and Thatcher, J.B. (Forthcoming). Revisiting the Impact of System Use on Task Performance: An Exploitative-Explorative System Use Framework. Journal of the AIS.
3. Jensen, M., Dinger, M., Wright, R., and Thatcher J.B. (Forthcoming). "Training to Mitigate Phishing Attacks Using Mindfulness Techniques". Journal of Management Information Systems.
4. Tams, S., Craig, C., and Thatcher, J.B. (Forthcoming). “How and Why Trust Matters in Post-Adoptive Usage: Exploring Interdependencies Between Technology-Related Trusting and Self-Efficacy Beliefs.” The Journal of Strategic Information Systems.
5. Tams, S., Thatcher J.B., and Grover, V. (Forthcoming). “Concentration, Competence, Confidence, and Capture: An Experimental Study of Age, Interruption-based Technostress, and Task Performance.” Journal of the AIS.
6. Lankton, N., McKnight, J.B., Wright, R., and Thatcher, J.B., (2016). “Incorporating Trust-in- Technology into Expectation Disconfirmation Theory.” Information Systems Research. 27(1), 197-213.
7. Galluch, P., Grover, V., and Thatcher, J.B. (2015). “Interruptions and Information Technology Use: An Experimental Examination.” Journal of the AIS. 16(1): 1.
8. Wright, R.T., Jensen, M., Thatcher, J.B., Dinger M., and Marett, K. (2014). “Principles of Persuasion and Phishing: A Field Experiment.” Information Systems Research. 25(2): 385-400.
9. Lankton, N., McKnight, M., and Thatcher. J.B. (2014). “Incorporating Trust-in-Technology into Expectation Disconfirmation Theory.” Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 23(2): 128-145.
10. Carter, M., Wright, R.T., Thatcher, J.B., and Klein, R. (2014). “Understanding Online Customers’ Ties to Merchants: The Moderating Influence of Trust on the Relationship Between Switching Costs and E-Loyalty.” European Journal of Information Systems. 23(1): 185-204.
11. Gerow, J., Ayyargi, R., Thatcher, J.B., and Roth, P. (2013). “Can we have fun @ work? The role of intrinsic motivation for utilitarian systems.” European Journal of Information Systems. 22(3): 360-380.
12. Lankton, L., McKnight, D.M., and Thatcher, J.B. (2012). “The Moderating Effects of Privacy Restrictiveness and Experience on Trusting Beliefs and Habit: An Empirical Test of Intention to Continue Using a Social Networking Website.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 59(4): 654-665.
13. McKnight, D.H., Carter, M., Thatcher, J.B., and Clay, P. (2011). “Trust in a Specific Technology: An Investigation of Its Components and Measures.” ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. 2(2): 1-15.
14. Thatcher, J., McKnight, H., Arsal, R., Baker, E., and Roberts, N. (2011). “The Role of Trust in Post-Adoption IT Exploration: An Empirical Examination of Knowledge Management Systems.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 58(1): 56-70.
15. Pak, R., Price, M., and Thatcher, J.B. (2009). “Age-Sensitive Design of Online Health Information: Comparative Usability Study.” Journal of Medical Internet Research. 11(4):e45.
16. Thatcher, J.B., Zimmer, J.C., Gundlach, M.J. and McKnight, D.H. (2008). “Individual and Human-Assisted Computer Self-Efficacy: An Empirical Investigation.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 55(4): 628-644.
17. Ahuja, M.K. and Thatcher, J.B. (2005). “Moving Beyond Intentions and Toward the Theory of Trying:  Effects of Work Environment and Gender on Post-Adoption Information Technology Use.” MIS Quarterly. 29(3): 429-461.
18. Thatcher, J.B. and Perrewe, P. (2002). “An Empirical Examination of Traits as Antecedents to Computer Self-Efficacy and Computer Anxiety.” MIS Quarterly. 26(4): 381-396.

Management of the Workforce
1. Roth, P., Goldberg, C., and Thatcher, J.B. (Forthcoming). “The Role of Political Affiliation in Employment Decisions:  A Model and Research Agenda.” Journal of Applied Psychology.
2. Roth, P., Bobko, J., Van Iddekinge, C., and Thatcher, J.B. (Forthcoming). “Social Media, Employee Selection, and Related Decisions: Don’t Know Much Empirically, Don’t Know Much Theoretically... but We do Know.... We Need a Research Agenda.” Journal of Management.
3. Tripp, J., Riemenschneider, C., and Thatcher, J.B. (2016). “Job Satisfaction in Agile Development Teams: Agile Development as Work Redesign.” Journal of the AIS. 17(4), 267.
4. Dinger, M., Thatcher, J.B., Treadway, D., and Stepina, L. (2015). “Does Professionalism Matter in the IT Workforce: An Empirical Examination of IT Professionals.” Journal of the Association for Information Systems. 16(4): 281.
5. Tams, S., Grover, V., and Thatcher, J.B. (2014). “Modern Information Technology in an Old Workforce: Toward a Strategic Research Agenda.” Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 23(4): 284-304.
6. Dinger, M., Thatcher, J.B., Stepina, L., and Craig, C. (2012). “The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side: A Test of Present and Alternative Job Utility on IT Professionals' Turnover.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 59(3): 364-378.
7. Ply, J., Moore, J., Williams, C., and Thatcher, J.B., (2012). “IS Employee Attitudes and Perceptions at Varying Levels of Software Process Maturity.” MIS Quarterly. 36(2): 601-624.
8. Zagenczyk, T.J., Scott, K.D., Gibney, R., Murrell, A.J., & Thatcher, J.B. (2010). “Social Influence and Perceived Organizational Support: A Social Networks Analysis.” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 111(2): 127-138.
9. Treadway, D.C., Ferris, G.R., Duke, A.B., Adams, G.L., and Thatcher, J.B. (2007). “The Moderating Role of Subordinate Political Skill on Supervisor’s Impressions of Subordinate Ingratiation and Ratings of Subordinate Interpersonal Facilitation.” Journal of Applied Psychology. 92(3): 848-855.
10. Thatcher, J.B., Stepina, L.P., and Boyle, R. (Winter/Spring 2003). “Examining the Influence of Attitudes, Job Characteristics, and External Markets: An Empirical Study of Information Technology Worker Turnover.” Journal of Management Information Systems. 19(3): 231-261.

Strategic Applications of Technology
1. Gerow, J. Thatcher, J.B., and Grover, V. (2015). Six Types of IT-Business Strategic Alignment: An Investigation of the Constructs and Their Measurement.” European Journal of Information Systems. 24(5): 465-491.
2. Gerow, J., Grover, V., Thatcher, J.B., and Roth, P. (2014). “Looking Toward the Future of IT-Business Strategic Alignment through the Past: A Meta-Analysis.” MIS Quarterly. 38(94): 1059-1085.
3. Carter, M., Grover, V., and Thatcher, J.B. (2011). "The Emerging Role of CIO Technology Strategist." MIS Quarterly Executive. 10(1): 19-29. 
4. Chan, Y.E., Sabherwal, R., and Thatcher, J.B. (2006). “Antecedents to Strategic Alignment: An Empirical Investigation.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 53(1): 1-22.
5. Thatcher, J.B., Brower, R.S., and Mason, R. (2006). “Organizational Fields and the Diffusion of Information Technologies Within and Across the Nonprofit and Public Sectors: A Preliminary Theory.” American Review of Public Administration. 36(4): 437-454.

Research Methods
1. Tams, S., Ortiz, A., Hill, K., Thatcher, J.B., and Grover, V., (2014). “NeuroIS – Alternative or Complement to Existing Methods? Examining the Correlation between Neuroscience and Self-Reported Data.” Journal of the AIS. 15(10): 723.
2. Chin, W., Thatcher, J.B., Wright, R. (2012). “Assessing Common Method Bias: Evaluating the ULMC Technique.” MIS Quarterly. 36(3): 1003-1019.
3. Polites, G.L., Roberts, N., and Thatcher, J.B. (2012). “Conceptualizing Models Using Multidimensional Constructs: A Review and Guidelines for their Use.” European Journal of Information Systems. 21(1): 22-48


President - Association for Information Systems
Associate Editor - European Journal of Information Systems
Senior Editor - MIS Quarterly
The PhD Project