UMass Boston

Wei Zhang

Management Science & Info Sys
McCormack Hall Floor 05


DBA, Boston University, School of Management
ME, Renmin University of China, Institute of Information
BE, University of Science and Technology of China

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information


September 2020 - Present, Professor, MSIS Department, College of Management, UMass Boston 
September 2009 – June 2020, Associate Professor, MSIS Department, College of Management, UMass Boston
September 2003 – June 2009, Assistant Professor, MSIS Department, College of Management, UMass Boston
September 1997 – August 2003, Teaching/Research Assistant, IS Department, School of Management, Boston University
August 1996 – August 1997, Teaching/Research Assistant, MIS Department, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Database Management Systems, Data Communication and Computer Networks, Introduction to MIS, Knowledge Management
Graduate: Introduction to MIS, Knowledge Management, Business Data Communications & Computer Networks, Business Programming with Python

Research Interests

Knowledge Management, Strategic Use of Information Technology, Cultural and Cross-cultural Issues in Information Systems, Information Systems Education


  • Dean’s Excellence in Service Award, Fall 2020
  • Summer Research Fellowships 2019 in Strategy & Entrepreneurship for notable achievement in research. “Catalyzing Institutional Changes through Information Systems Implementation: An Activity-theoretic Analysis of Institutional Entrepreneurship in Developing Patient-Centered Medical Homes”
  • Betty Diener Graduate Teaching Award 2008
  • Faculty Scholarship Award 2011: “Victimized by Phishing: A Dual-Process Information Processing Perspective”
  • Faculty Scholarship Award 2006: “Do I Have to Learn Something New: User Acceptance of Replacement Technologies.” (with Peng Xu)
  • Faculty Scholarship Award 2005: “The Effect of Digital Word-of-Month on Consumer Choice.” (with Raymond Liu)
  • Faculty Scholarship Award 2004: “Student Adoption of Technology Enhanced Learning Environment.”