Prof. John Wells

John D. Wells

Associate Dean

Telephone: (413) 545-5545


Office: Isenberg 305C


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Ph.D., Texas A&M University

M.S., Texas A&M University

B.B.A., University of Oklahoma

Research/Teaching Interests:

Behavioral Research in Information Systems, Marketing, and Management



Campbell, D., Wells, J.D., and Valacich, J.S., "Breaking the Ice in B2C Relationships: Understanding Pre-Adoption eCommerce Attraction," Information Systems Research, 2013, 24(2), pp. 219-238.


Wells, J.D., Valacich, J.S., and Hess, T.J. "What Signal are you Sending? How Website Quality Influences Perceptions of Product Quality and Purchase Intentions," MIS Quarterly, 2011, 35(2), pp. 373-396.


Wells, J.D., Parboteeah, D., and Valacich, J.S., "Online Impulse Buying: Understanding the Interplay Between Consumer Impulsiveness and Website Quality," Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2011, 12(1), pp. 32-56


Wells, J.D., Campbell, D., Valacich, J.S., and Featherman, M., "The Effect of Perceived Novelty on the Adoption of Information Technology (IT) Innovations: A Risk/Reward Perspective," Decision Sciences, 2010, 41(4), pp. 813-843.


Parboteeah, D., Valacich, J.S., and Wells, J.D., (Equal Co-Authors - Authorship listed alphabetically) "The Influence of Website Characteristics on a Consumer's Urge to Buy Impulsively," Information Systems Research, 2009, 20(1), pp. 60-78.


Conference Presentations & Proceedings

Johnson, N. and Wells, J.D., "The Effect of Website Quality on Information Disclosure: A Cue Utilization Theory Perspective," Proceedings of Seventeenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Detroit, MI, 2011.


Hess, T.J., Tang, F., and Wells, J.D. "Calibration and Confidence with Online Shopping," Proceedings of the Eighth Annual SIG IS Cognitive Research Exchange Workshop, Phoenix, December 15th, 2009.


Professional and Academic Activities 

Associate Editor, MIS Quarterly, 2011--Present

Associate Editor, European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), 2009-2011

Editorial Review Board, Journal of Database Management, 2005-Present

Association for Information Systems, Member, 1998-Present

AIS SIGHCI (Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction), Member, 2002-Present


Honors and Awards  

College Outstanding Research Award, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 2010-2011

MBA Professor of the Year, College of Business, Washington State University, 2005-2006

Dean's Excellence Fellow, College of Business Washington State University, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010