Contact Info

Rick Wash
404 Wilson Rd #402
402 Communication Arts and Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Cell: (734) 730-1188
Office: (517) 355-2381

I am an Associate Professor at Michigan State University in the Department of Media and Information. My research focuses on understanding how people think about and reason about their use of technology, with particular focuses on information security, crowdsourcing, and online communities.

I am one of the lead PIs in the Behavior, Information, and Technology Lab (BITLab) at MSU. Most of my research projects are coordinated through that website.

For more information about my research publications, see my Google Citations profile.

Recent News

  • New I have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the NSF to examine how stories can be used for security! (more info)

  • New I have joined the Steering Committee for the SOUPS conference. (more info)

  • New My “Folk Models of Home Computer Security” paper was selected as a finalist for the SOUPS Impact Award! (more info)

  • I was guest editor for a special issue of IEEE Internet Computing (more info)

  • I have been promoted to Associate Professor and awarded tenure (more info)