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Zachary Sheffler

Assistant Professor

Operations & Information Management


PhD Information and Decision Science, University of Minnesota, 2018
MBA Finance, Thunderbird School of Global Management, 2012
BA History, University of California San Diego, 2008

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Operations and Information Management, Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst, 2018-Present

Recent Honors / Awards

University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Ph.D. Student Teaching Award, 2015-2016

Research Interests

Behavior and IS
Decision Making
Games and Gamification
Ethical Decision Making

Teaching Interests

  • Business Intelligence
  • Analytics
  • Statistical Methods

Selected Publications

Babar, Y., Curley, S. Ke, Z. Liu, D., Sheffler, Z. (2023) "The Effects of Digitally Delivered Nudges in a Corporate Wellness Program." Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 24(1), 136-160. DOI: 10.17705/1jais.0

Sheffler, Z., Liu, D., Curley, S. (2020) “Ingredients for successful badges: evidence from  a  field  experiment  in  bike  commuting”, European  Journal  of  Information Systems, 29:6

Nguyen, L. T., Hess, T. J., Liu, Y., Sheffler, Z. (December 2020) Credible  and Biased:  An  Experimental  Study  of  Online  Reviews, International  Conference  on Information Systems, Hyderabad, India

Sheffler, Z., Liu, D., Curley, S. (December 2019) Do We Need Different Levels of Badges  for  Users  with  Different  Participation  Levels?  A  Field  Experiment  from a Bicycle Commuting Program, International Conference on Information Systems, Munich, Germany