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Tanner Skousen

Assistant Professor,
Information Systems
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Tanner Skousen is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems. He holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree in information systems management from BYU. During his schooling, he worked as an account manager for Brevium, a local healthcare technology company. He earned his PhD in business administration from the University of Georgia with an emphasis in management information systems in 2023. His research interests include behavioral information systems, resilience, and online communities in the workplace and in healthcare. Skousen has collaborated and published research with Mayo Clinic Connect, an online-patient community sponsored by Mayo Clinic. He presented and received best paper awards at the International Conference for Information Systems multiple times on topics including artificial intelligence, the relationship between firms and online communities, and online community governance.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Business Administration (Management Information Systems), University of Georgia, 2023
  • Bachelor of Science, Information Systems Management, Brigham Young University, 2017
  • Master of Information Systems Management, Brigham Young University, 2017

Selected Publications

  • "Asynchronous Video Interviews and Artificial Intelligence: A Multi-Study Exploration", International Conference for Information Systems, Copenhagen, 2022
  • "Task-Adherence: An Agentic Perspective of Task-focused Dedication in an Interrupting Work Environment", Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 2021
  • "Open Communities and Formal Organizations: A Symbiosis View", International Conference for Information Systems, 2020
  • "Successful Moderation in Online Patient Communities: Inductive Case Study", Edition 3, Volume 22, Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2020
  • "Tension Resolution and Sustaining Knowledge Flows in Online Communities", International Conference for Information Systems, Munich, 2019
  • "Time-Chunking and Hyper-Refocusing in a Digitally-Enabled Workplace: Six Forms of Knowledge Workers", Frontiers in Psychology, 2016