GWU Web Page 1KIRSTEN MARTIN (CV ) is an assistant professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy at the George Washington University’s School of Business. She is the principal investigator on a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study online privacy.  Dr. Martin is a member of the advisory board for the Future Privacy Forum and the Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee for her work on privacy and the ethics of Big Data.  Dr. Martin is a fellow at the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics for her work on stakeholder theory and trust.  She earned her B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan and her MBA and Ph.D from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. Her research interests center on online privacy, corporate responsibility, and stakeholder theory.


  1. Ethics Of Data Aggregation: Privacy, Trust, And Fairness.  (3-year NSF funded project).
  2. Addressing Privacy Online (3-year NSF funded project).
  3. Mobile Privacy in Context (1-year study funded by ADVANCE) with Katie Shilton (UMD)


  • June 2017. What is private about ‘public’ data? w/ Helen Nissenbaum Privacy Law Scholars Conference (Washington DC).


  • December 8, 2016. Consumers’ Value of the Appropriate Use of Information Online. Economics & Privacy Research Roundtable for Privacy Fellows. George Mason University School of Law.
  • August 9-10, 2016. Big Data in Education: Balancing Research Needs and Student Privacy.  Invited Panelist.   sponsored byNational Academy of Education. 
  • August 2016. Is contracting around lawful opportunism an option? w/Gaston de los Reyes.  Academy of Management Meeting (Anaheim, CA).
  • June 22, 2016. Limits to Consumers’ Privacy Exchange Online. 4th Annual Public Policy Conference on the Law & Economics of Privacy at the George Mason University School of Law.
  • May 10, 2016. Big Data, Privacy, and Ethics. University of Seattle.
  • April 29, 2016. Limits to Consumers’ Privacy Exchange Online. Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference at the George Mason University School of Law.
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    • November 21, 2015. Business, Algorithms, and Responsibility. Open Data Symposium at the New York University.
    • October 16, 2015. Contracting Over Privacy conference at the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School.
    • September 30, 2015. Measuring Privacy w/ Helen Nissenbaum at Privacy Research Group at New York University.
    • March 2015. Taking Responsibility for One’s Own Data Privacy and Security– Is it Possible, and How? conference at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.