John D'Arcy

Assistant Professor of MIS

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 207A Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1793


Research Interests:

  • Information Assurance and Security
  • IT Risk Management
  • Computer Ethics


  • Ph.D. - Temple University, Management Information Systems 
  • M.B.A. - LaSalle University, Business Administration
  • B.S. - The Pennsylvania State University, Finance


Selected Publications

  • D’Arcy, J., Herath, T., and Shoss, M. “Understanding Employee Responses to Stressful Information Security Requirements: A Coping Perspective,” Journal of Management Information Systems, forthcoming.
  • D’Arcy, J., Gupta, A., Tarafdar, M., and Turel, O. “Reflecting on the ‘Dark Side’ of Information Technology Use,” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, forthcoming.
  • Kajzer, M., D’Arcy, J., Crowell, C., Striegel, A., and Van Bruggen, D. “An Exploratory Investigation of Message-Person Congruence in Information Security Awareness Campaigns,” Computers & Security, forthcoming.
  • Angst, C.M., Devaraj. S., and D’Arcy, J. (2012). “Dual Role of IT-Assisted Communication in Patient Care: A Validated Structure-Process-Outcome Framework,” Journal of Management Information Systems, 29(2), pp. 255-291
  • D’Arcy, J. and Devaraj, S. (2012). “Employee Misuse of Information Technology Resources: Testing a Contemporary Deterrence Model,” Decision Sciences, 43(6), pp. 1091-1124.
  • Vaidyanathan, G., Devaraj, S., and D’Arcy, J. (2012). “Does Security Impact E-Procurement Performance? Testing a Model of Direct and Moderated Effects,” Decision Sciences, 43(3), pp. 437-458.
  • Hovav, A., and D’Arcy, J. (2012). “Does Culture Really Matter? A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Security Countermeasure Effectiveness Based on Deterrence Theory,” Information & Management, 49(2), pp. 99-110.
  • D’Arcy, J., and Herath, T. (2011). “A Review and Analysis of Deterrence Theory in the IS Security Literature: Making Sense of the Disparate Findings,” European Journal of Information Systems, 20(6), pp. 643-658.
  • D’Arcy, J., Hovav, A., and Galletta, D. (2009). “User Awareness of Security Countermeasures and Its Impact on Information Systems Misuse: A Deterrence Perspective,” Information Systems Research, 20(1), pp. 79-98. 


  • Information Security
  • Computer Networking

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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