Steven Sheetz, professor of accounting and information systems in thePamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, was recently appointed the PricewaterhouseCoopers Senior Faculty Fellow of Accounting and Information Systems by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Senior Faculty Fellowship of Accounting and Information Systems was established through gifts from alumni and friends employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers and by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation to support outstanding faculty in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems. The fellowship appointment is for five years.

Sheetz received his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He joined Virginia Tech in 1996 as an assistant professor. He received tenure in 2002 and was promoted to full professor in 2015.

Sheetz conducts research on the impact of social and online systems and communities on participants. His research focuses on information sharing, including the complexity of developing information systems, design and use of software metrics, effects of work pressure on IT project teams, use of social media and web archiving related to crises, and affective decision-making.

He has published 23 peer-reviewed journal articles and 26 proceedings addressing contexts ranging from the impact of social media in Tunisia to patient-centered care in electronically supported health care.

Sheetz has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in database management, information systems design, structured systems development, and programming. He has contributed to the highly ranked master of information technology program.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and an MBA from Northern Colorado University.

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