John Tripp

Assistant Professor - Information Systems
Assistant Professor - Information Systems

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4097
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98005
Waco, TX  76798-8005
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation 310.01

Educational Background

  • BM - Music, Cleveland Institute Music
  • MBA - Management, Michigan State University
  • MM - Music, Rice University
  • PHD - Information Systems, Michigan State University

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 8, 2012 - Present)
  • Research Assistant, Michigan State University (August 2010 - August 2012)
  • Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University (August 2007 - August 2010)
  • IT Director - Business Information Systems, Team Detroit (January 2007 - October 2010)
  • Director – Systems Development, J. Walter Thompson (October 2002 - January 2007)

Awards and Honors

  • Early Career Award, Association for Information Systems (December 2016)
  • Best Reviewer Award, SIG IT Project Management (December 15, 2012)
  • Best Reviewer Award, SIG IT Project Managment (December 14, 2011)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate, Tableau Software (March 2018 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Association of Information Systems


John Tripp is Assistant Professor of MIS at Baylor University. Before coming to Baylor, John worked for more than 17 years in industry as a software developer, project manager, and IT Director. He successfully implemented systems that served users on four continents, many of which continue to serve their user base years after implementation.

Dr. Tripp completed his PhD at Michigan State University in 2012, completing his dissertation on the impacts of agile development methodology on project success. His research has appeared in the proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, the Americas Conference on Information Systems, and the Midwest Association of Information Systems Conference. His research is currently under review at MIS Quarterly, The Journal of the AIS, and Information Systems Journal, amongst others.

John has served as a reviewer for ICIS, ECIS, AMCIS, ACIS, HICSS, and the Scandinavian Journal of IS. He served as Review Coordinator for ICIS 2012.


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Understanding the Value of Reputation Systems in Enterprise Social Media (ESM)-The Impact on ESM Engagement Behaviors," (September 2016) (coauthors: Dorothy E. Leidner, Sixuan Zhang).

"Job Satisfaction on Agile Development Teams: Agile Development as Work Redesign," Journal of the Association for Information Systems, (September 2016) (coauthors: Cindy Riemenschneider, Jason Thatcher).

"On Search Cost and the Long Tail: The Moderating Role of Search Cost," Information Systems and e-Business Management, (October 2015) (coauthors: Matthew Wimble, Brandis Phillips, Nash Milic).

"Technology, Humanness, and Trust: Rethinking Trust in Technology," Journal of the Association for Information Systems, (October 2015) (coauthors: Nancy Lankton, Harrison McKnight).

"Want Pudding? An Analytic Model of the Benefits and Constraints of Process Standardization on Organizational Agility," Journal of Management Systems, Vol. 25, (April 2015) (coauthors: Matt Wimble, Brian Pentland).

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"It’s My Tool, I Know How to Use It: A Theory of the Impact of BYOD on Device Competence and Job Satisfaction," Proceedings of the AMCIS 2014, Savannah, GA, August 2014 (coauthors: Laurie Giddens).
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