Robert E. Crossler, an assistant professor of information systems, joined the Department of Management, Information Systems & Entrepreneurship in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University in July 2016. He obtained his bachelor's degree in information systems from the University of Idaho and his Ph.D. in accounting and information systems from Virginia Tech. His primary research interests are in the areas of information security and privacy.
Crossler's award-winning information privacy and security research has been published in top academic journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal and Decision Support Systems. His research in information privacy was recognized by the INFORMS Information Systems Society with their 2013 Design Science Award. His research in information security was recognized by The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems as paper of the year in 2014 and by the Journal of Information Systems with its inaugural "Best Paper" award in 2017.
Crossler is also the president-elect of the Association for Information System's Special Interest Group on Security (SIGSEC). He is also a member of ISACA and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).