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 (forthcoming), 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, Americas Conference on Information Systems, and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

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 the International Conference on Information Systems, an AE for the Digitalization in Sports and Personal Health for the European Conference on Information Systems, and a co-chair of the Digital Transformation in Healthcare mini-track for the Americas 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 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 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences and had two papers nominated for a Best Paper Award at the 2022 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Chris also received the WWU CBE Dennis R. Murphy Research Award in 2016, 2017, 2020, and 2021 and the WWU CBE Dean's Research Award in 2022. In 2023, Chris won the WWU CBE Allette and Cayden Chase Franklin Excellence in Teaching Award. He also won the Outstanding Reviewer Award for the 2020 Americas Conference on Information Systems.

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