Faculty & Research

Chelley M. Vician

Associate Professor : Accounting Department

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Chelley Vician joined the faculty in 2010 and teaches in the M.B.A., master of science in accountancy and undergraduate business programs. She is the SAP University Alliances Faculty Coordinator, leading the integration of business process content throughout the college’s programs. Vician also serves as the ISACA academic advocate for the University of St. Thomas. She has previously taught at the business programs of Michigan Technological University, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Vician's research seeks to understand how people use information systems and the barriers that may halt or slow progress on positive outcomes in this environment. Her research emphasizes how individuals and teams make decisions to adopt and use information systems (especially collaboration, health and learning systems) as well as the effects of such use upon activity outcomes. She also investigates data and information quality issues of integrated systems in the workplace. She has published articles in scholarly journals such as DataBase, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Group Decision and Negotiation, and numerous conference proceedings.

Vician is a senior editor for DataBase and associate editor for the Communications of the Association for Information Systems and e-Services Journal. She has also served as treasurer of the Association of Information Systems SIGEd/IAIM, Midwest Region Chapter of AIS and ICIS 2010 conference.

Her professional activities in recent years have included accounting process projects with a number of regional nonprofit organizations, including Lifetrack Resources, Highland Friendship Club, River Valley Riders, West 7th Organization and Turningpoint (for victims of domestic and sexual violence). Prior professional projects have included organizations such as the Internal Revenue Service, Texaco, Kimberly-Clark, Girl Scouts, United Way/Crusade of Mercy (Chicago) and several hospitals.

She earned her Ph.D. in information systems from the University of Minnesota, her M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and her B.A. (business/accounting) from Mundelein College. Prior to her academic career, she worked as an information systems professional in banking, health care, fundraising, government and education sectors.


Academic Background

B.A., Mundelein College
M.B.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Research Specialties

  • Individual/team adoption and use of information systems (especially collaboration, health and learning systems)
  • Health care information systems
  • Qualitative, case-based and experimental research methods

Current Research

  • Individual factors influencing e-learning performance
  • Health care decision-making and Business Intelligence systems
  • Data and information quality

Major Works

  • Vician, Chelley, Larry R. Davis and Mari W. Buche, "Does Technology Acceptance Affect E-Learning in a Non-Technology-Intensive Course?" Journal of Information Systems Education 23:1 (2012): 41-50.
  • Vician, Chelley and Diane Lending, "Writing Information Systems Teaching Tips: Guidelines for JISE Submission," Journal Of Information Systems Education 23:1 (2012): 11-18.
  • Vician, Chelley, C. Beise, T.A. Carte and L. Chidambaram, "A Case Study of Project Management Practices in Virtual Settings: Lessons From Working In and Managing Virtual Teams," Database 41:4 (2010): 75-97.
  • Vician, Chelley, G. L. DeSanctis, M. S. Poole, I. Zigurs et al., "The Minnesota GDSS Research Project: Group Support Systems, Group Processes, and Outcomes," Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 9:10/11 (2008): 551-608.
  • Vician, Chelley, R. M. Fuller and S.A. Brown, "Who’s Afraid of the Virtual World?" Journal of the Association for Information Systems 5:2 (2004): 79-107.  

Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Association for Information Systems
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • American Accounting Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • SIGEd/International Academy for Information Management