Lorraine Kisselburgh (Ph.D., Purdue University, M.S., Purdue University, A.B., University of Southern California) is a former professor of media, technology, and society in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. She began her career in computer science, with over 20 years as chief information officer for a large college before moving into academia. She is also a visiting lecturer in the Center for Entrepreneurship, faculty fellow in the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). In 2018, she was EPIC’s Scholar in Residence.
Her research focuses on the social implications of emerging technologies, including privacy, ethics, and social interaction in technological contexts. Her current projects incorporate wearable technologies to analyze creativity and collaboration in teams; cultural, generational, gender and developmental perspectives on privacy and social media use; and gendered practices in technologies and careers. Her privacy research has examined the implications of data mining, GIS, and locational data privacy; social structures of individuals with strong privacy concerns; shifting meanings of privacy across gender and age; and generational and cultural differences in privacy attitudes and behaviors in social network contexts. Her policy and planning experience has included work at the university and national levels. At Purdue she served on the technology policy committee, on three strategic planning committees for the University, College (as chair), and Technology division, and on numerous advisory committees for distance learning, instructional computing, and decision support systems. She currently serves on the executive committee of Association of Computing Machinery’s (ACM) US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC), as chair of the USTPC Facebook and Data Privacy working group, and on the ACM Task Force on Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.