Jeffrey P. Kaleta, PhD

  • Ph.D., University of Memphis
  • M.S., Murray State University
  • B.S., University of Maine


Dr. Jeffrey P. Kaleta is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems from the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Kaleta’s research interest includes how people search for and consume online information, people’s socio-technical relationship with internet environments, political bias in social media, and online consumer reviews. Prior to his academic career, Jeff had accrued nearly 10 years of corporate experience serving as a design engineer, project manager, and regional continuous improvement manager. Aside from academics, Jeff enjoys spending time with his camera snapping portraits and pictures of various landscapes.


Research Interests

  • Online Information Search (Information foraging)
  • Social Media User Behavior
  • Human-Internet Environments
  • Electronic Consumer Behavior
  • Cognitive/Behavioral Science
  • Text and Document analysis/analytics


Journal Publications

Kaleta, J., Lee, J., Yoo, S. (2019). Nudging with Construal Level Theory to Improve Online Password Use and Intended Password Choice: A Security-Usability Tradeoff Perspective. Information Technology and People. DOI:

Aasheim, A., Kaleta, J., & Rutner, P. (2019). Assessing IT Students’ Intentions to Commit Unethical Action. Journal of Computer Information Systems. DOI: 10.1080/08874417.2019.1584544

Mahadevan, L., & Kaleta, J. (2018). Free Wi-Fi: To Buy or Not to Buy. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 1–11. DOI: 10.1080/08874417.2018.1490157

Onita, C., Lee, E., Zhang, C., and Kaleta, J. (2012). Network Enabled Meta-Search Tool (NEST): An Answer to Harmonizing Knowledge Sourcing in a Company?. Journal of Information Technology Management, 23(2), 29-31.


Refereed Conference Proceedings

Aasheim, C., Kaleta, J., & Khan, S. (2018). Factors that Influence the Helpfulness of Online Product Reviews: An Empirical Analysis. Proceedings of 2018 SEINFORMS. Myrtle Beach, SC, October 2018.

Kaleta, J., Yin, J. & Khan, S. (2018). Twitter Sentiment toward Autism during Autism Awareness Month. Proceedings of 2018 Southern Association of Information Systems. Atlanta, GA, March 2018. – BEST FACULTY/STUDENT PAPER AWARD

Mahadevan, L. & Kaleta, J., (2018). Shop. Socialize, Surf, and Search Equally from Everywhere - Really”. Proceedings of 2018 Southern Association of Information Systems. Atlanta, GA, March 2018.

Kaleta, J., Thackston, R., & Ojagbule, O. (2018). Exploring User Privacy Based on Human Behavior with Internet of Things Devices at Home (Formative Research). Proceedings of 2018 Southern Association of Information Systems. Atlanta, GA, March 2018.

Mahadevan, L. & Kaleta, J. (2017). Consumer Perceptions about E-Commerce – The Influence of Public Internet Trust. Proceedings of 2017 Southern Association of Information Systems. St. Simon’s, GA, March 2017. - BEST PAPER AWARD

Title: Assistant Professor, CIS 1060 Course Coordinator
Department: Department of Computer Information Systems

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Phone: (828) 262-6180

Fax: (828) 262-6190

Office address
2117 Peacock Hall
Mailing address
ASU Box 32049, Boone NC 28608