Professor co-authors winning research paper on computer information systems

Wendy Ceccucci
Wendy Ceccucci, professor of computer information systems.

Oct. 7, 2014 - Wendy Ceccucci, professor of computer information systems in the School of Business, was a co-author of a research paper that was named "Best Conference Pedagogy Paper" at the International Association for Computer Information Systems' conference in Las Vegas, Oct. 1-4.

The paper, "Does Personality Play a Role in Computer Information Systems Course Performance," analyzed student performance in computer information systems courses and the potential influence of Jungian personality traits on academic success in CIS courses. Ceccucci's co-authors were S.E. Kruck of James Madison University, Patricia Sendall of Merrimack College, Alan Peslak of Penn State University and Scott Hunsinger of Appalachian State University.

"Looking at five years of data, we found that course performance of computer information systems students varies based upon their Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality type," Ceccucci said. "The MBTI personality is represented by four dichotomies: extraversion - introversion, sensing - intuition, thinking - feeling and judging - perceiving. Our research found that thinking-type students performed better than feeling types, and judgers performed better than perceivers."

Ceccucci, a member of the Quinnipiac faculty since 1995, holds a bachelor's degree from Union College and a master's degree and doctorate from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.