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 gave an invited talk at the US Federal Trade Commission about cybersecurity stories (more info)

  • New Emilee Rader and I ran the Workshop on Trustworthy Algorithmic Decision-Making, funded by a $93,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. (more info)

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

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

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