Professor Rachel Chung, Director of Business Programs at Chatham University, is passionate about engaged scholarship and evidence-based decision making. Her research activities range from fundamental issues in Knowledge Management Systems and Cybersecurity, to community-based research that makes real differences in businesses and organizations.
Professor Chung has published in top journals including Communications of the ACM, and has given numerous presentations at international conferences, including International Conferences on Information Systems (ICIS) and Academy of Management (AOM).
Professor Chung is highly engaged in the Information Systems community. She has served as associate editor for the European Conferences on Information Systems (ECIS), guest associate editor for the Omega journal, and as ad hoc reviewer for numerous journals, including MIS Quarterly (MISQ), Data Base, and Small Group Research. She has also served as reviewer for all major Information Systems conferences, including ICIS, AMCIS, and ECIS.
In 2012 Professor Chung received a $10,000 research grant from the Institute of Fraud Prevention (IFP) for her research study on the genetic basis for Internet fraud detection with Professor Dennis Galletta of the University of Pittsburgh, and a BBC World News interview about this research study. In 2013, the project is funded as a signature project by the Grace Ann Geibel Institute for Social Justice and Responsibility.
In 2013, Professor Chung received another $10,000 research grant from the Institute of Fraud Prevention (IFP) for her research study on the genetic basis for deception detection with Professor Chih-Chen Lee of Northern Illinois University. Professor Chung also received IFP’s support for a global fraud research project with Professor Chih-Chen Lee of Northern Illinois University, and Professor Sunita Mondal of Slippery Rock University.
In addition to academic research, Professor Chung is also very involved in the application of scientific research methods to solving business problems. Her MBA course Research has engaged students in over twenty client projects with executives from City of Pittsburgh, WQED, AllFacilities Energy Group, Ardex Americas, TingWall, and other organizations. Courses Professor Chung teaches include Information Systems and Analytics, Digital Marketing in the Global Marketplace, and Organizational Behavior.
To support evidence-based decision making, and scientific thinking in general, Professor Chung has served as Grant Awards judge for the 2012 and 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and judge for the 2013 Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF).
Professor Chung is member of Association of Information Systems, Academy of Management, Association of Computing Machinery, Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, and Net Impact. Professor Chung was born and raised in Taiwan, and is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese. Professor Chung moved to Pittsburgh, PA, on a full scholarship to the PhD Program in the Psychology Department at the University of Pittsburgh.