Anthony Vance, PhD


Anthony Vance is the Ralph Medinger Lenz Professor and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Fellow in the Department of Business Information Technology and Director of Pamplin Integrated Security of the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. He researches how to help individuals and organizations improve their cybersecurity practices. His work has been highlighted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Guardian, MIT Tech Review, Slate, The Register, Wired, Ars Technica, and other publications.

He earned Ph.D. degrees in Information Systems from Georgia State University, USA; the University of Paris—Dauphine, France; and the University of Oulu, Finland. His non-academic work experience includes working as a cybersecurity consultant at Deloitte and as an expert witness.

His academic work is published in outlets such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), and the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). He currently is a senior editor at MIS Quarterly.

Tony is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and he and his wife Sarah are the parents of five children. He enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @anthonyvance.


Google Scholar Profile


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Learn about my work with the Neurosecurity Lab in applying neuroscience to improve cybersecurity behaviors.

Cybersecurity Class

See the syllabus, hands-on labs and activities, and list of security films and books for my cybersecurity class at Virginia Tech.