I am an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University with a joint appointment in the School of Journalism and the Department of Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media. My research focuses on understanding the motivations and incentives of users of social media systems, and looking at how those incentives lead to group-level patterns of behavior. I completed my PhD at the School of Information at the University of Michigan working under Jeff MacKie-Mason.
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, see my Google Citations profile.
IEEE Security and Privacy magazine published an invited article about my folk models research (more info)
My recent paper on how people tell stories about security was accepted at SOUPS 2012 (more info)
I will be serving on the program committee for SOUPS 2012 and WEIS 2012 (more info)
I had two papers accepted to appear at the ACM CSCW 2012 conference (more info)
I’ve received a new grant from the US National Science Foundation to study mental models of security. (more info)