Christopher B. Califf is an associate professor of information systems (IS) in the Department of Decision Sciences. Chris started at WWU in 2015, when he earned a PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in IS from Washington State University. Chris teaches courses on the principles of IS, telecommunications, and data analytics and visualization.
Chris’ research focuses on a variety of topics such as technology-related stress (technostress), healthcare IT, mixed-methods and qualitative research methodologies. His research has been published in outlets such as MIS Quarterly, MIS Quarterly Executive, Journal of Information Technology, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems (forthcoming), and the London School of Economics (LSE) Business Review, among others, and in conference proceedings including the International Conference on Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems, and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
Chris also serves (or has served) as a co-chair or associate editor (AE) for several conference tracks. For example, Chris is a co-chair of the Digital Transformation in Healthcare minitrack for the Americas Conference on Information Systems, an AE for the Digitalization in Sports and Personal Health for the European Conference on Information Systems, has served as an AE for the IS in Healthcare track for the International Conference on Information Systems. He was also a co-editor of a special issue of Health Policy & Technology on Digital Transformation in Healthcare. Chris also regularly reviews for high-impact IS research journals including MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research.
Chris has been recognized by his peers for his research and service to the IS discipline. For example, he had two papers nominated for Best Paper for the 2022 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, was a recipient of the Outstanding Reviewer Award for the 2020 Americas Conference on Information Systems, and has won the WWU CBE Dennis Murphy Research Award multiple times.