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Dr. Wenqi Zhou is the David Warco Faculty Fellow in Information Systems and Technology and Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology at the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. She teaches introductory information systems and business intelligence courses at the undergraduate level and and behavioral analytics at the graduate level.

She is also an affiliated faculty with the Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business and Duquesne University's Grefenstette Center. 

Dr. Zhou's research studies online user-generated contents, healthcare IS and economics, information disclosure and transparency, and gender related issues on e-commerce and social media platforms, using econometrics and computational methods. Her work has been published in the Journal of MIS, Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, IEEE TIFS, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, and IEEE Computer.

Dr. Zhou served multiple international workshops and conferences in a variety of roles including committee member, associate editor, session chair, among others. She currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Information & Management Journal.


  • Ph.D., Information and Technology Management, George Washington University
  • M.S., Zhejiang University
  • B.S., Zhejiang University

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Duquesne University

  • Paluse Faculty Research Grant, 2022-2023
  • Faculty Scholar, Carl G. Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law, 2021-2022
  • Presidential Scholarship Award, 2015

Palumbo-Donahue School of Business

  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, 2022
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2022
  • Annual Summer Research Grant, 2014-2019
  • Eugene P. Beard Research Fellowship in Ethics, 2017-2018
  • Excellence in Scholarship Award, 2017
  • Excellence in Scholarship Award, 2016


  • Michael J. Shaw Best Reviewer Award, Workshop on e-Business, 2021
  • Best Paper, International Conference on Information Systems Pre-Workshop, 2018-2019
  • Best Paper, Workshop on e-Business, 2018
  • Best Paper, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2017
  • Best Paper, Workshop on e-Business, 2012
  • Doctoral Research Enhancement Fund, School of Business, George Washington University 2011-2012

Journal Articles 

Wang, C., Deng, L., & Zhou, W. (2022). We Missed You! A Joint Optimization Strategy of Appointment Window and Reminder Sending. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 169.

Chen, H., Lachaud, K., & Zhou, W. (2021). The Sales Effect of Free App of the Day on Amazon Appstore: An Empirical Study. Digital Business, 2(2).

Zhou, W., Duan, W., & Chen, H. (2021). When Products Receive Reviews Across Platforms: Studying the Platform Concentration of Electronic Word of Mouth. Information and Management, 58.

Craciun, G., Zhou, W., & Shan, Z. (2020). Discrete Emotions Effects on Electronic Word-of-mouth Helpfulness: The Moderating Role of Reviewer Gender and Contextual Emotional Tone. Decision Support Systems, 130(3).