Wenqi Shen is an Assistant Professor in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. She received her Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Purdue University. Her research interests include online virtual community, social media and social dynamics, user generated content, the economics of information technologies, and firm information security. Her research has been published in leading information systems journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Journal, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, etc. She has been a visiting professor at Miami University. She has served as an associate editor for ICIS and PACIS and as a program committee member for CIST and CSWIM.