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Faculty and Staff Profile

Jason Thatcher

Director, Social Analytics Institute

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

He founded the Social Analytics Institute (SAI) 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.

Dr. Thatcher is currently President-Elect of the Association for Information Systems. He recently completed his second term 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, Strategic Management, and Social Media courses. He has won teaching and innovation awards from Innovision, Clemson University, and Florida State University.

 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 strategic and human resource management issues related to the effective application of information technologies in organizations.

His work appears in leading information systems journals such MIS Quarterly (5 times), Information Systems Research (2 times), Journal of Management Information Systems, 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, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Dr. Thatcher won the College of Business and Behavioral Science 2006 Emerging Scholar Research Award and 2012 Senior Scholar Research Award at Clemson University. He was named to the MIS Quarterly most-prolific authors list in 2016. His work has been funded by grants or gifts in kind from the National Science Foundation, National Parks Service,, IBM and other organizations.

 Research Publications

1. Thatcher, J.B., Wright, R., Sun, H., Zagenczyk, T., and Klein, R. (Minor Revision). “Mindfulness in Information Technology Use: Three Empirical Studies.” MIS Quarterly.

2. AlMarzouq, M., Grover, V., and Thatcher, J.B. (Forthcoming). “The Role of Development Structure in Performance of Open Source Software Communities: An Information Processing View.” Decision Support Systems.

3. 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.

4. Tripp, J., Riemenschneider, C., and Thatcher, J.B. (Forthcoming). “Job Satisfaction in Agile Development Teams: Agile Development as Work Redesign.” Journal of the AIS.

5. Lankton, N., McKnight, J.B., Wright, R., and Thatcher, J.B., (Forthcoming). “Incorporating Trust-in- Technology into Expectation Disconfirmation Theory.” Information Systems Research.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Galluch, P., Grover, V., and Thatcher, J.B. (2015). “Interruptions and Information Technology Use: An Experimental Examination.” Journal of the AIS. 16 (1): 1.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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: 360-380.

14. Chin, W., Thatcher, J.B., Wright, R. (2012). “Assessing Common Method Bias: Evaluating the ULMC Technique.” MIS Quarterly. 36(3): 1003-1019.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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

21. 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.


President Elect - Association for Information Systems
Associate Editor - European Journal of Information Systems
Senior Editor - MIS Quarterly
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