Wallace Chipidza
  • Email
    wallace.chipidza@cgu.edu
  • Phone
    909-607-9302
  • Degrees
    PhD, Information Systems, Baylor University
    MS, Computer Science, University of Arizona
    BBS, Computing Science, University of Zimbabwe
  • Research Interests
    Dynamics of social networks, ICT4D, IT-enabled change in organizations

Wallace Chipidza is an assistant professor in the Center for Information Systems and Technology at Claremont Graduate University. He holds a PhD in information systems from Baylor University and an MS in computer science from the University of Arizona. Chipidza mainly researches how and why social networks change over time, the impacts of those changes, and the interventions that moderate those impacts. His other interest lies in designing ICT-based solutions to problems afflicting vulnerable populations in developing countries. To answer his research questions, Chipidza uses a variety of advanced techniques including random graph modeling and simulations of longitudinal networks.

Chipidza’s work has been published in multiple journals including Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS) and the Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS). His work has been included in the proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, and the Americas Conference on Information Systems, among other conferences. He has substantive industry experience in software development.

CISAT’s design-centric philosophy and collegial atmosphere attracts Chipidza to CGU. Chipidza is excited at the prospect of working with students and faculty across CGU to provide context-aware technology solutions to intractable and emerging societal problems.

Journal Articles

Co-authored with John F. Tripp. “The Social Structure of the Information Systems Collaboration Network: Centers of Influence and Antecedents of Tie Formation.” Communications of the Association for Information Systems 42 (2018): 431–454.

Co-authored with Gina Green and Cindy Riemenschneider. “Salient Beliefs in Majoring in Management Information Systems: An Elicitation Study.” Information Systems Education Journal 14, no. 4 (2016): 69-80.

Co-authored with Gina Green and Cindy Riemenschneider. “Choosing Technology Majors: What You Don’t Know Can Influence You.” Journal of Computer Information Systems (2016): 1–14.

Conference presentations

“Who is Our Paul Erdös? An Analysis of the Information Systems Collaboration Network.” In Proceedings of ICIS 2016. 2016.

Co-presented with Dorothy E. Leidner. “ICT4D Research – Literature Review and Conflict Perspective.” In Proceedings of AMCIS 2017. 2017.

Co-presented with Debra Burleson. “Conducting Research in a Developing Country: A Reflection-in-Action Perspective.” In Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2017.

Co-presented with Dorothy E. Leidner and Debra Burleson. “Why Companies Change Privacy Policies: A Principal-Agent Perspective.” In Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 4849–4858. IEEE, 2016.

Software development
Introduction to IS&T research