Christopher Califf

he/him, Associate Professor


Christopher B. Califf is an associate professor of information systems (IS) in the Department of Decision Sciences. Chris teaches courses that cover topics such as the principles of IS, digital transformation, data analytics and visualization, and artificial intelligence.

Chris's research focuses on investigating technology's role in the human experience. His research has been published in outlets such as MIS Quarterly, Information & OrganizationMIS Quarterly Executive, Journal of Information Technology, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, AIS Transactions on Human-Computer InteractionComputers & Education, and the London School of Economics (LSE) Business Review, among others, and in conference proceedings including the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

Chris also serves as a co-chair or associate editor (AE) for several conference tracks. For example, Chris is an AE for the IS in Healthcare track for ICIS, an AE for the Digitalization in Sports and Personal Health for the European Conference on Information Systems, a co-chair of the Digital Transformation in Healthcare mini-track for AMCIS, and a co-chair for the Special Topics mini-track for HICSS. Chris also reviews for several high-impact IS research journals including MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. 

Chris has been recognized by his peers for his research, teaching, and service. For example, he had a paper nominated for a Best Paper Award at the 2023 HICSS and had two papers nominated for a Best Paper Award at the 2022 HICSS. Chris also received the WWU CBE Dennis R. Murphy Research Award in 2016, 2017, 2020, 2021, and 2023, and the WWU CBE Dean's Research Award in 2022. In 2023, Chris was awarded the WWU CBE Allette and Cayden Chase Franklin Excellence in Teaching Award. He was also given a Best Associate Editor Award for the 2023 European Conference on Information Systems and an Outstanding Reviewer Award for the 2020 AMCIS.