MIS Professor Robert Crossler presents “Data Pitfalls in a Digital World: Protect Yourself” Mar. 6

PULLMAN, Wash.—Robert Crossler, assistant professor of Management Information Systems, will present “Data Pitfalls in a Digital World: Protect Yourself” at 4:30 p.m. Tue., March 6, in CUE 203, hosted by Washington State University’s Common Reading Program. The lecture is free and open to the public.  https://commonreading.wsu.edu/

In this presentation, Crossler will consider the ramifications of putting personal data on the Internet, and what individuals can do to be protected from related hazards. He will also provide insight into various career opportunities, across a variety of disciplines, emerging to address these data challenges.

Crossler researches information privacy and security, and teaches about data and database management. He earned two degrees in information systems; his Ph.D. is from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and his bachelor’s from the University of Idaho. Prior to joining the Carson College of Business in 2016, he held faculty positions at the University of Texas-Pan American and Mississippi State University.

The WSU-wide Common Reading Program is exploring the theme of “frontiers of technology, health, and society.” This year’s book, Ready Player One, highlights applications of technology in a variety of fields and encourages students to explore ethical dilemmas and changing senses of identity that arise in an increasingly digital world. Experts, such as Crossler, are invited to make frequent presentations to students on subjects that bridge their expertise and topics raised in the book.

The Common Reading began in 2006-07 in Pullman. It helps students, their teachers, and the community better engage in academically centered critical thinking, communication, research, and learning around a body of shared information, as presented in a single, specially selected book.


Karen Weathermon, WSU Common Reading Program co-director, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-5488, kweathermon@wsu.edu

Jordan Maxwell, Communications and Marketing Assistant, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679