GWU Web Page 1KIRSTEN MARTIN (CVis an associate professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy at the George Washington University’s School of Business where she researches privacy, technology, and corporate responsibility. She has written about privacy and the ethics of technology in leading academic journals across disciplines (Journal of Business Ethics, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Journal of Business Research, etc) as well as practitioner publications such as MISQ Executive.  She is the Research and Business Ethics editor for the Journal of Business Ethics and the recipient of NSF grants for her work on privacy, technology, and ethics.  Dr. Martin is also 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.


  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)


  • September 2018. Privacy Governance for Trust.  Washington University Law Review Symposium:  Trust and Privacy in the Digital Age. St Louis.
  • September 2018. Stakeholder Frictions.  With Rob Phillips.  Strategic Management Society (Paris).
  • August 2018. Measuring the Privacy Paradox.  Society of Business Ethics Meeting (Chicago).


  • May 2018. Empirical Studies using Mechanical Turk.  NSF Workshop on the Convergence of Human and Technical Perspectives in the Future of Work.  Washington, DC.
  • April 11, 2018. Ethical Issues in the Big Data Industry. Featured Speaker. Society for Information Management.
  • April 9, 2018. Measuring Privacy.  Cornell Tech.  New York City.
  • March 1, 2018. Cybersecurity and Corporate Citizenship. Keynote Speaker.  AEGIS (EU-US Dialogue in Cybersecurity) Design Thinking Event.
  • December 2017. Panelist: 4th Annual Public Policy Conference on the Law & Economics of Privacy at the George Mason University School of Law.
  • November 3, 2017. Privacy Online. Tedx Charlottesville.
  • October 2017. Ethical Implications And Accountability Of Algorithms. Panelist. INFORMS (Houston).
  • August 17, 2017. Ethics of Big Data. U.S. Treasury Department Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance. 
  • August 2017. Is contracting around lawful opportunism an option? w/Gaston de los Reyes.  Academy of Management Meeting (Anaheim, CA).
  • 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.