Brad Crisp, Ph.D., Director and Associate Professor of Information Systems

Contact Information:

Office: 241 Mabee Business Building
Address: ACU Box 29353, Abilene, Texas 79699-9353
Telephone: 325-674-2077
Fax: 325-674-2507


  • Ph.D. (Information Systems, minor in management), The University of Texas at Austin, 2003 
  • MBA, (Emphasis in change management), The University of Texas at Austin, 1998 
  • BBA (Accounting), Abilene Christian University, 1993

Academic Positions:

  • Associate Professor of Information Systems, Abilene Christian University, 2011-present
  • Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Abilene Christian University, 2006-2011
  • Mobile Learning Fellow, 2008-2011
  • Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Indiana University, 2003-2006
  • Convertible Lecturer of Information Systems, Indiana University 2001-2002
  • Teaching Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997-2001

Other Positions:

  • Consultant, Office of Government Services, Arthur Andersen, LLP, Washington, D.C., 1995-1996
  • Staff Accountant, Audit & Business Advisory Services, Arthur Andersen LLP, 1993-1995

Research and Professional Interest:

  • Use and impact of information technology in educational and workplace settings
  • Social processes in distributed work groups, including the formation of control and trust among peers in virtual teams

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association for Information Systems, 2000-present 
  • Academy of Management, 2000-present
  • Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, 2007-present
  • Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland, 1997-2001
  • Christian Business Faculty Association, 2008-present

Teaching Interests:

  • Management information systems
  • Project management
  • Systems analysis and design

Representative Publications:

  • Montoya, M.M., Massey, A.P., Hung, C. and Crisp, C.B., "Can You Hear Me Now?" Communication in Virtual Product Development Teams," The Journal of Product Innovation Management (26:2), 2009.
  • Polzer, J.T., Crisp, C.B., Jarvenpaa, S.L., and Kim, J.W., "Extending the Faultline Model to Geograpically Dispersed Teams: How Co-located Subgroups Can Impair Group Functioning," Academy of Management Journal, (49:4), August 2006.
  • Huber, G.P. and Crisp, C.B., "Organizations, Information Systems Impact." In H. Bidgoli (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Systems: Volume 3 (pp. 413-426). USA: Elsevier Science, 2003.

Representative Refereed Conference Papers, Presentations and Symposia:

  • Wilson, J., Crisp, C.B., and Mortensen, M., "Extending Construal Level Theory to Distributed Teams," research paper at the Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 2009.
  • Perkins, S., Rankin, W., Crisp, C.B., Saltsman, G., and Dickson, K., "ACU Connected: Mobile Learning with the iPhone and iPod touch 1-year later," presentation at EDUCAUSE, Denver, Colorado, 2009.
  • Crisp, C.B., "Control Enactment in Global Virtual Teams," symposium paper at the Academy of Management Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 2002.
  • Crisp, C.B. and Jarvenpaa, S.L., "Trust in Time: A Study of Global Virtual Teams," research paper at the Academy of Management Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 2000.

Representative Invited Presentations:

  • "Case Study - ACU - iPhones in Education" with W. Rankin, Mobile Learning Conference, Washington, D.C., 2009. 
  • "Team Regulation and Trusting Beliefs in Virtual Teams," William & Mary Batten Conference, William & Mary College, 2004.  



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