Name:Merrill Warkentin
Associated Centers:Center for Cyber Innovation
Email: m.warkentin@msstate.edu
Office:McCool Hall, 302Q
Office Phone:(662) 325-1955
Address:Box 9581
McCool Hall 302Q
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9581

Biography:Merrill Warkentin, Ph.D., is a professor of MIS and the Drew Allen Endowed Fellow in the College of Business at Mississippi State University. His research is primarily on the impacts of organizational, contextual, situational, and dispositional influences on individual computer user behaviors in the context of information security and privacy, has appeared in MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, Computers & Security, Information Systems Journal, Communications of the ACM, Communications of the AIS, Journal of Information Systems and many others. He is the author and/or editor of seven books on technology including Warkentin and Vaughn– Enterprise Information Systems Assurance and System Security: Managerial and Technical Issues – Idea Group Publishers (2006). He has authored or co-authored over 250 published manuscripts, including over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles. His work has been cited 10,000 times (according to Google Scholar) and his h-index factor is 27. He serves or has recently served as associate editor of MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, and other journals. He has served as a guest editor of several issues of top journals. He is senior editor of the AIS Transactions on Replication Research and an eminent area editor (MIS) for Decision Sciences. Dr. Warkentin has served as AIS Departmental editor for IS Security & Privacy, the chair of the IFIP Working Group on Information Systems Security Research (WG8.11/11.13), the vice president for Publications of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and a national Distinguished Lecturer for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). His work has been funded by NATO, NSF, National Security Agency, DoD, Homeland Security, IBM, U.N. and others. He has chaired several national and international conferences, has been track chair at ICIS, AMCIS, ECIS and DSI, and will be the Program co-chair of the AIS Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in 2016. Dr. Warkentin has served as a visiting professor or invited speaker at numerous universities in North America, Europe and Asia.

Research Interest: insider security threats and security policy compliance/noncompliance, behavioral research in information security and social media, experimental research design, fear appeals

Publications: Sharma, S., & Warkentin, M. (2015). Exploring the Role of the Temporary Workforce on Information Security Policy Compliance. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance. Albany, NY.

Mutchler, L., & Warkentin, M. (2015). How Direct and Vicarious Experience Promotes Security Hygiene. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA). Albany, NY. 2-6.

Shropshire, J., Warkentin, M., & Shwadhin, S. (2015). Personality, Attitudes, and Intentions: Predicting Initial Adoption of Information Security Behavior. Computers and Security. 29, 177-191.

Ormond, D., & Warkentin, M. (2015). Is This a Joke? The Impact of Message Manipulations on Risk Perceptions. Journal of Computer Information Systems. 55(2), 307-327.

Warkentin, M., Vance, A., & Johnston, A. C. (2015). Introduction to the HICSS-48 Minitrack on Innovative Behavioral IS Security and Privacy Research. Proceedings of the 2015 Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science. Kauai, Hawaii. [Document Site]

Total Publications by this Author: 10