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Tao "Eric" Hu


Associate Professor of Information Systems


School of Business and Economics

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Bristol Campus: 1350 King College Road, Bristol, TN 37620

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Dr. Tao Eric Hu is an Associate Professor of Information Systems, and has served as the Director of Bachelor of Information Technology at School of Business & Economics of King University, Bristol TN. Dr. Hu received M.A. from Yangzhou University, China and M.S.B.A and Ph.D. in Business Administration (with the concentration in Management Information Systems) from the Fogelman College of Business & Economics of The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. Dr. Hu’s research focuses on areas such as service innovation/social commerce, business analytics & intelligence, research methodology in construct construction , and value-based strategies of online services and social media. Dr. Hu has published studies in IS journals such as European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Communications of AIS (CAIS), Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS), Journal of Information Technology Management (JITM), Information Technology Journal (ITJ), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Issues in Information Systems (IIS) and Education and Information Technologies(EIT), . His dissertation research has been nominated for ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award in ICIS2010. Currently, Dr. Hu serves as the ad hoc reviewer of many IS journals, and hold membership with ACM, AIS, and IEEE.

Courses recently taught

ITEC 3460 LECT System Analysis
ITEC 3710 LECT Cloud Computing
ITEC 3755 LECT Current Issues in Technology
ITEC 3760 LECT Cybersecurity
ITEC 3763 LECT Cybersecurity for Mobile Devices
ITEC 3780 LECT Final Portfolio Presentation and Assessment