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Baylor Professor John Tripp Awarded with AIS Early Career Award

Feb. 6, 2017

John Tripp

By Dresden Hale

John Tripp, Assistant Professor in the Information Systems Department of the Hankamer School of Business, was awarded the Early Career Award by the Association for Information Systems.

The AIS award recognizes individuals in the early stages of their careers who have already made outstanding research, teaching, and/or service contributions to the field of information systems.

Tripp, in his 5th year at Baylor, has made strides in all three areas – conducting innovative research, providing influential classroom leadership, and actively serving in the information systems community.

In his field of research, Tripp has two publications in the Journal of the AIS and has a number of submissions working through the review process at other top journals.

Currently, Tripp’s research is spanning the globe. From Asia to the Netherlands, Tripp is looking into how online social networking applications are affecting people’s lives at work. This ranges from how these networks are influencing promotions, how they allow workers to collaborate, and how social networking affects individual, group, and organizational performance.

“It’s a broad spectrum, but my research tends to be focused on work group dynamics, social media, and how those things merge,” said Tripp.

Tripp has excelled at teaching all throughout his career. Tripp has won the PhD teaching award during his time at Michigan State, and was nominated for the Hankamer Business School Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016.

He teaches at the undergraduate, masters, and PhD level at Baylor. Tripp finds advising and working with the PhD students the most rewarding aspect of his work.

“I hope that we will continue to expand our PhD program and that I’ll continue to get to work with the really smart, really great people that we’ve got in the program as faculty and students,” said Tripp.

Tripp has served the AIS and IS communities throughout his professional career. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of the Communications of the AIS and maintains the social media presence of CAIS.

Tripp worked for more than 15 years as an IT Professional before completing his PhD. Before that, he was a professional Opera Singer and Music Minister at a church. He currently resides in McGregor with his wife and 8 kids, one of whom is a sophomore business fellow at Baylor.

“My plan for the future is to continue to work with my undergrad, masters, and PhD students and to watch my 8 kids progress through their careers at Baylor,” said Tripp.

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