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Chengxin (Kathy) Cao

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Information Systems and Business Analytics

Office: 3453 Gerdin Business Building
Phone number: (515) 294-5931

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Chengxin (Kathy) Cao is an Assistant Professor at the College of Business at Iowa State University. Her research interests are in the area of impact of information technology (IT) on mergers and acquisitions, data breaches, and economics of IS. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in year 2017.

Academic History

  • PhD, Information and Decision Science, University of Minnesota, 2017
  • MPP, Public Policy, University of Minnesota, 2011


  • Enterprise Systems
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • IT Business Value