Michelle Wang

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Assistant Professor Info Systems

Department Supply Chain & Information Systems
Office Address 426 Business Building
Phone Number 814-867-5838
Email Address luw21@smeal.psu.edu

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Lei Wang joins Penn State after completing her Ph.D. in the School of Business at University of Connecticut. Her research interests include location-based services, gamification, digital health and digital marketing.


Location-based services, Mobile-Commerce, Gamification, User Engagement, Healthcare Information Systems, Digital Marketing


Ph D, Business Administrative (Management Information Systems), University of Connecticut, 2014

MS, Economics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2008

BS, Electronic Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, 2005

Courses Taught

MIS 301 – Business Analytics (3)
MIS 301 investigates use of databases, basic data mining tools, social networking software, and advanced level of spreadsheet management for analysis of large amounts of data. Learning methods emphasize active learning in the application of methods and tools to real data and the presentation of the results. Topics may include methods for analyzing not only structured data, but also unstructured data from the web, emails, blogs, social networks, click streams, etc. Finally, techniques for visualizing, presenting and communicating information in a useful way will be presented.

Selected Publications

Wang L., Gunasti K., Gopal R., Shankar R., Pancras J., "Game of Drones: Impact of Gamification on Word-of-Mouth Effectiveness." MIS Quarterly, 2020
Wang L., Gopal R., Shankar R., Pancras J., "On the Brink: Predicting Business Failure with Mobile Location-Based Checkins." Decision Support Systems, vol. 76, 2015, pp. 3-13, doi:10.1016/j.dss.2015.04.010, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2015.04.010
Wang L., Ba S., "Digital health communities: The effect of their motivation mechanisms." Decision Support System, vol. 55, no. 4, 2013, pp. 941-947, www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167923613000122?via%3Dihub