Jinwei Cao

Associate Professor of MIS

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 210 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1796


Research Interests:

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing
  • Information Privacy and Security
  • Technology Mediated Learning
  • Knowledge Management


  • Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, University of Arizona
  • M.S. in Multimedia Technology, Beijing Broadcasting Institute
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Honors), Beijing Broadcasting Institute


  • Lowry, P., Cao, J., and Everard, A. (2011) Privacy Concerns versus Desire for Interpersonal Awareness Driving the Use of Self-Disclosure Technologies: The Case of Instant Messaging in Two Cultures. Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS). 27(4), pp.163-200. 2.
  • Warmbrodt, J., Sheng, H., Hall, R., and Cao, J. Understanding the Video Bloggers’ Community. (2010) International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking (IJVCSN). 2(2), pp. 43-59.
  • Cao, J. and Crews, J. M. (2009) Impacts of Social Presence on User Interaction with Learning Support Systems. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL). 5(2), pp. 172-192.
  • Li, J., Zhang, P., and Cao, J. (2009). External Concept Support for Group Support Systems Through Web Mining. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST). 60(5), pp. 1057-1070.
  • Chau, M., Xu, J., Cao, J., Lam, P., and Shiu, B. (2009) A Blog Mining Framework. IEEE IT Professional. 11(1), pp.36-41.
  • Cao, J., Crews, J. M., Lin, M., Burgoon, J. K., and Nunamaker, J. F. Jr. (2008) An Empirical Investigation of Virtual Interaction in Supporting Learning. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems (DATA BASE). 39(3), pp. 51-68.
  • Cao, J. and Everard, A. (2008) User Attitude towards Instant Messaging: The Effect of Espoused National Culture Values on Awareness and Privacy. Journal of Global Information Technology Management (JGITM). 11(2), pp. 30-57.
  • George, J. F., Biros, D. P., Burgoon, J. K., Nunamaker, J. F. Jr., Crews, J. M., Cao, J., Marett, K., Lin, M., Adkins, M., and Kruse, J. (2008) The Role of E-Training in Protecting Information Assets Against Deception Attacks. Management Information Systems Quarterly Executive (MISQE). 7(2), pp. 85-97.
  • Crews, J. M., Cao, J., Lin, M., Burgoon, J. K., and Nunamaker, J. F. Jr. (2007) A Comparison of Instructor-Led vs. Web-Based Training for Deception Detection. Journal of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education: Innovations and Research (JSTEM). 8.
  • Cao, J., Crews, J. M., Lin, M., Deokar, A., Nunamaker, J. F. Jr., and Burgoon, J. K. (2006). Interactions Between System Evaluation and Theory Testing: A Demonstration of the Power of a Multifaceted Approach to Information Systems Research. Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS). 22(4), pp. 207-235.
  • Lin, M., Chau, M., Cao, J., and Nunamaker, J. F. Jr. (2005). Automated Video Segmentation for Lecture Videos: A Linguistics-Based Approach. The International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI). 1(2), pp. 27-45.

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award – Department of Accounting and MIS (2011)
  • Nominee for Lerner College Outstanding Scholar Award (2010)
  • Lester W. Chadwick Excellence in Teaching Award - Department of Accounting & MIS (2009)
  • Nominee for University of Delaware’s University-wide Teaching Award, (2008)


  • Database Management Systems
  • Business Data Communication
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Web Applications Development
  • Knowledge Management

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