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Edward Chen

Edward T. Chen, Ph.D. Professor


Systems Analysis and Design, Knowledge Management, e-Commerce, Project Management

Research Interest

Professor Chen has published numerous articles in scholarly journals such as Information & Management, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Project Management, Comparative Technology Transfer and Society, Journal of International Technology and Information Management, and International Journal of Innovation and Learning. He has presented his research at various international and national conferences and has had many of his papers published in the refereed conference proceedings.

Professor Chen was awarded an Outstanding Research Award from the National Sciences Council in Taiwan to recognize his scholarly contribution. His research paper in team collaboration won the Irwin Distinguished Paper Award at the Southwestern Federation of Administrative Disciplines (SWFAD) conference. His research paper in knowledge management system performance received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Accounting and Information Technology.

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Texas, Information Systems


Dr. Edward T. Chen is a professor of Management Information Systems in the Operations and Information Systems Department. Professor Chen has received several outstanding teacher recognitions from the Student Government Association of UMass Lowell. He also received the Excellent Teaching Award from the College of Management of National Chung Cheng University and the Best Graduate Teaching Performance Award from the College of Business Administration of University of Texas at Arlington.
Professor Chen has been serving as vice-president, journal editor-in-chief, board director, editorial reviewer, track chair, session chair, and ad hoc reviewer on many professional associations in the information systems discipline. He also holds permanent memberships of honor societiesߞBeta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Iota Delta, Omega Rho, and Phi Beta Delta.
Before joining UMass Lowell, Dr. Chen taught at Southeastern Louisiana University and National Chung Cheng University. Prior to his teaching career, Professor Chen worked as a systems analyst and programmer for PepsiCo, Inc. He also has served as consultant to train corporate managers.