John Tripp, PhD

Assistant Professor - Information Systems

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4097
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98005
Waco, TX  76798-8005
Office Location:  HSB 166, Information Systems Suite South

Course Schedule

2015 - Spring MIS 3305.07 Management Information Systems TR 0930AM - 1045AMCASHN 210
2015 - Spring MIS 4V98.03 Data Visualization TR 1100AM - 1215PMCASHN 300
2015 - Spring MIS 5V98.03 Data Visualization TR 1100AM - 1215PMCASHN 300

Educational Background

  • Ph D - Information Systems, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2012

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

  • Best Reviewer Award, SIG IT Project Management (December 15, 2012)
  • Best Reviewer Award, SIG IT Project Managment (December 14, 2011)

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

"Technology, Socialness and Trust: Rethinking Trust in Technology," Journal of the Association for Information Systems, (February 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, (December 2014) (coauthors: Matt Wimble, Brian Pentland).

Presentations and Proceedings

"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).

"Degrees of Humanness in Technology: What type of trust matters?," Proceedings of the AMCIS 2011, Detroit, MI, August 2011 (coauthors: Nancy Lankton, Harrison McKnight).
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