Wenqi Shen is an assistant professor at 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 had an appointment at Miami University and worked in the area of payment data security. She serves as an associate editor for the journal Information Technology and Management and is on the editorial review board for the Decision Sciences Journal. She has served as an associate editor for ICIS and PACIS and has been on the program committee for CIST and CSWIM.