Gabe Lee

C. Michael Armstrong Business Chair & Professor

Information Systems & Analytics


Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder, Business Administration-IS, 2005
  • MBA Korea University, Business Administration, 1993
  • B.A. Korea University, Business Administration, 1991

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Professor, Miami University (2017-Present)
  • Associate Professor, Miami University (2013-2017)
  • Associate Professor, University of Northern Iowa (2010-2013)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Kansas (2005-2010)
  • Instructor and Research Assistant, University of Colorado-Boulder (2000-2005)
  • Senior Researcher, Advanced for Defense Development (1993-1999)

Recent Publications

  • Lee, Y., Coyle, J.R. and Chen, A. "Improving Intention to Back Projects with Effective Designs of Progress Presentation in Crowdfunding Campaign Sites," Decision Support Systems 147, 2021, 113573, pp. 1-12.
  • Liu, Y., Lee, Y. and Chen, A. "How IT wisdom affects firm performance: An empirical investigation of 15-year US panel data," Decision Support Systems, 133, 2020, pp. 1-11.
  • Lee, Y. and Chen, A. "The effects of progress cues and gender on online wait," Decision Support Systems, 123, 2019, pp. 1-13.
  • Chen, A., Lee, Y., and Hwang, Y. "Managing Online Wait: Designing Effective Waiting Screens across Cultures," Information & Management, 55(5), 2018, pp. 558-575.
  • Hwang, Y., Chung, J., Shin, D. and Lee, Y. "An Empirical Study on the Integrative Pre-Implementation Model of Technology Acceptance in a Mandatory Environment," Behaviour & Information Technology, 36 (8), 2017, pp. 861-874.
  • Lee, Y., Chen, A.N.K., and Hess, T. "The Online Waiting Experience: Using Temporal Information and Distractors to Make Online Waits Feel Shorter," Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 18(3), 2017, pp. 231-263.
  • Hwang, Y., Al-Arabiat, M., Shin, D. and Lee, Y. "Understanding Information Proactiveness and the Content Management System Adoption in Pre-Implementation Stage," Computers in Human Behavior, 64, 2016, pp. 515-523.
  • Hwang, Y., Lee, Y., and Shin, D. "The Role of Goal Awareness and Information Technology Self-Efficacy on Job Satisfaction of Healthcare System Users," Behaviour and Information Technology, 35(7), 2016, pp. 548-558
  • Lee, Y., Lee, J., and Hwang, Y. "Relating motivation to information and communication technology acceptance: Self-determination theory perspective," Computers in Human Behavior, 51(part A), 2015, pp. 418-428.
  • Lee, Y., Chen, A., and Ille, V. "Can Online Wait Be Managed? The Effect of Filler Interfaces and Presentation Modes on Perceived Waiting Time Online," MIS Quarterly, 36(2), 2012, pp.365-394.
  • Lee, Y and Chen, A. "Usability Design and Psychological Ownership of a Virtual World," Journal of Management Information Systems, 28(3), 2011-2012, pp. 269-307.
  • Lee, Y. and Kozar, K. "Understanding of Website Usability: Specifying and Measuring Constructs and Their Relationships," Decision Support Systems, 52(2), 2012, pp.450-463.
  • Jung, J.H., Lee, Y., and Karsten, R. "Do Individual Differences Matter? The Moderating Effect of Extraversion-Introversion Differences on Group Idea Generation Performance," Small Group Research, 43(1), 2012, pp.30-49.
  • Liu, Y., Lee, Y and Chen, A. "Evaluating the Effects of Task-Individual-Technology Fit in Multi-DSS models Context: A Two-phase View," Decision Support Systems, 50(3), 2011, pp. 688-700.
  • Lee, Y., "Understanding Anti-Plagiarism Software Adoption: An Extended Protection Motivation Theory Perspective", Decision Support Systems, 50(2), 2011, pp. 361-369.
  • Lee, J., Lee, Y., and Wadhwa, P. "Knowledge Sharing among Academicians: A Perspective from Cost-Reward Theory of Helping and Social Exchange," Academy of Management Learning and Education, 9(2), 2010, pp. 204-224.

Honors & Awards

  • Senior Editor, Decision Support Systems, 2022 - Present Top 2% of the World’s Researcher, Stanford University, 2021 (
  • AIS Distinguished Member - Cum Laude, Association for Information Systems (AIS), 2019
  • Outstanding Service Award, Special Interest Group of Human-Computer Interaction(SIGHCI), 2018
  • Richard K. Smucker Teaching Excellence Award: Outstanding Professor, Farmer School of Business, 2017
  • University Book & Supply Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Northern Iowa, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, Americas Conference on Information Systems, Toronto, ON, 2008

Professional Interests

  • RESEARCH: Web & Virtual World Usability, Technology Adoption, and Computer Security
  • TEACHING: Computational Thinking, Programming for Analytics, IT Project Management, Web Usability, Database Management, System Analysis and Design

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Web Usability
  • Technology Acceptance


Gabe Lee currently holds the Armstrong Chair in Emerging Technology and Innovation at Miami University. He holds a B.A and an M.B.A. degrees from Korea University, Seoul, Korea and a Ph.D degree from University of Colorado at Boulder. His research focuses on web design and usability, technology acceptance, and information security. His research efforts were recognized as the top 2% of the Worlds Researchers by Stanford University in 2021. His research has appeared in Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), Journal of Management Information Systems(JMIS), MIS Quarterly, and in other journals. He serves as a track chair of the Interface Design, Evaluation, and Impact (IDEI) at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), and a chair for SIGHCI. He also served as a special issue editor of the International Journal of Human Computer Studies and the Database for Advances in Information Systems. Prior to joining Miami University, Dr. Lee was on the faculty at University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, and at University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA.


  • ISA 406
  • A 115-235 TR FSB0031
  • B 250-410 TR FSB0031
Gabe Lee

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