Joseph Valacich

Eller Professor of MIS
Terry Valeski Professor


Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1989

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber security
  • Deception detection
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Technology-mediated group decision-making
  • Electronic commerce


MIS 341 Information System Analysis and Design
MIS 541 Analysis and Design of Service-Oriented Systems


  • Chatterjee, S., Valacich, J.S., & Sarker, Suprateek (forthcoming). Unethical Use of Information Technology: A Two-Country Study. Journal of Management Information Systems.
  • George, J.F., Carlson, J., & Valacich, J.S. (2013). Media Selection as a Strategic Component of Deceptive Communication.  MIS Quarterly, 37(4), 1233-1251.
  • Campbell, D.E., Wells, J.D., & Valacich, J.S. (2013). Breaking the Ice in B2C Relationships: Understanding Initial Perceptions of Websites with the eCommerce Attraction Model.  Information Systems Research, 24(2), 219-238.
  • Wells, J.D., Valacich, J.S., & Hess, T. (2011). What Signal are you Sending?  How Consumer-Facing Technology Influences Perceptions of Quality.  MIS Quarterly, 35(2), 373-397.
  • Sarker, S. & Valacich, J.S. (2010). An Alternative to Methodological Individualism: A Microfoundational Approach to Studying Technology Adoption by Groups. MIS Quarterly, 34(4), 779-808.
  • Jung, J.H., Schneider, C., & Valacich, J.S. (2010). Enhancing the Motivational Affordance of Group Collaboration Environments: The Effects of Real-Time Performance Feedback and Goal Setting.  Management Science, 56(4), 724-742.
  • Parboteeah, D.V., Valacich, J.S., & Wells, J.D. (2009) The Influence of Website Characteristics on a Consumer’s Urge to Buy Impulsively. Information Systems Research, 20, 60-78.
  • Sidorova, A., Evangelopoulos, N., Valacich, J.S., & Ramakrishnan, T. (2008). Uncovering the Intellectual Core of the Information Systems Discipline.  MIS Quarterly, 32(3), 467-482.
  • Dennis, A.R., Fuller, R.M., & Valacich, J.S. (2008). Media, Tasks, and Communication Processes: A Theory of Media Synchronicity.  MIS Quarterly, 32(3), 475-500.
  • Valacich, J.S., Parboteeah, D.V., & Wells, J.D.  (2007). Not All Interface Characteristics are Created Equal: The Online Consumer’s Hierarchy of Needs.  Communications of the ACM, 50(9), 84-90.

Professional Associations

  • The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS) (founding member)

Honors and Awards

  • 2013, Best Business Developed Serious Game; and Best Adaptive Force Award (selected by the Office of the Secretary of Defense). Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) at the Interservice / Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).
  • 2013, Distinguished Educator in Information Systems, Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).
  • 2013, Ranked as an MIS Quarterly prolific scholar over its entire history (1977-2013).