Contact Info

Rick Wash
404 Wilson Rd #342
342 Communication Arts and Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
wash@msu.edu

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

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 how people think about and reason about their use of technology, with particular focuses on information security, crowdsourcing, and online communities. 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 about my research publications, see my Google Citations profile.

Recent News

  • I was awarded a Faculty Early CAREER grant from the US National Science Foundation (more info)

  • 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)