Anthony Vance, PhD


Anthony Vance is an associate professor and Elmer R. Deaver Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Management Information Systems of the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He serves as the Director of the Center for Cybersecurity at the Fox School.

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 previous experience includes working as a security consultant at Deloitte and as a research professor in the Information Systems Security Research Center at the University of Oulu.

His research focuses on behavioral and neuroscience applications to information security. His work is published in outlets such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). He currently is an associate editor at MIS Quarterly and serves on the editorial board of Journal of the Association for Information Systems.

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. Besides research and teaching, he enjoys playing ice hockey, hiking, surfing, and scuba diving. You can follow him on Twitter at @anthonyvance.


Google Scholar Profile


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Learn about my recent work with the BYU Neurosecurity Lab in applying neuroscience to improve information security behaviors.

Cybersecurity Class

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