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Jacob Young

Jacob Young

Director, Center for Cybersecurity, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

    Business and Engineering Convergence Center 3146
    (309) 677-3718
   jayoung@bradley.edu

 

D.B.A., Computer Information Systems, Louisiana Tech University
M.B.A., Henderson State University
B.S., Aviation, Henderson State University

Biography

Dr. Young is an assistant professor of management information systems in the Foster College of Business and the director of the Center for Cybersecurity at Bradley University. He earned his D.B.A. in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University. He serves as a Senior Advisor on Cybersecurity at the National Whistleblower Center in Washington, D.C.

Professional Experience

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Bradley University, 2015 - Present
  • Graduate Assistant, Louisiana Tech University, 2012 - 2015
  • Graduate Assistant, Henderson State University, 2008 – 2009

Professional Memberships

  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Association for Information Systems
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Federation of Business Disciplines

Developmental Activities

  • Fellow, International Conference on Information Systems Junior Faculty Consortium, 2015
  • Fellow, International Conference on Information Systems Junior Faculty Consortium, 2015
  • Conference Attendance, SCCE Southwest Regional Compliance and Ethics Conference, 2014
  • Doctoral Fellow, Decision Sciences Institute Doctoral Consortium, 2014
  • Doctoral Fellow, Americas Conference on Information Systems Doctoral Consortium, 2014
  • Conference Attendance, 44th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Decision Sciences Institute, 2014
  • Conference Attendance, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Southwest Decision Sciences Institute, 2013

Teaching

Currently Teaching

  • MIS 173 – Information Systems and Business Applications
  • MIS 373 – Business Data Communications
  • MIS 379 – Information Systems Security
  • MIS 383 – Advanced Ethical Hacking

Scholarship

Dr. Young conducts research on privacy, security, and anonymity issues related to information systems with a primary focus on anonymous whistleblowing systems.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in the Last Five Years

  • Young, J.A., Courtney, J.F., Bennett, R.J., Ellis, T.S., & Posey, M.C. (forthcoming) “The Impact of Anonymous, Two-Way, Computer-Mediated Communication on Perceived Whistleblower Credibility,” Information Technology & People.
  • Young, J.A., Smith, T.J., & Zheng, S.H. (2020) “Call Me BIG PAPA: Extending Mason’s Information Ethics Framework to Big Data,” Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (2020)2.
  • Young, J.A. (2020) “The Development of a Red-Teaming Course,” Journal of Information Systems Education (31)3.
  • Young, J.A., Biros, D.P., Schuetzler, R.M., Smith, T.J., Stephens, P.R., Syler, R.A., & Zheng, S.H. (2020) “When Programs Collide – A Panel Report on the Competing Interests of Analytics and Security,” Communications of the Association for Information Systems (46)5, 584-602
  • Stephens, P.R., & Young, J.A. (2020) “Real-Time Visual Analytics - An Experiential Learning Activity for Undergraduates,” Information Systems Education Journal (18)6, 4-12.
  • Marcum, T.M. & Young, J.A. (2020) “Defining the Whistleblower: The Digital Realty Case and Proposed Legislation,” Richmond Journal of Law & Technology (26)3.
  • Young, J.A. & Young, K.M. (2019) “Don’t Get Lost in the Crowd: Best Practices for Using Amazon Mechanical Turk in Survey and Experimental Research,” Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (2019)2, Article 2, 7-34.
  • Marcum, T.M. & Young, J.A. (2019) “Blowing the Whistle in the Digital Age: Are You Really Anonymous? The Perils and Pitfalls of Anonymity in Whistleblowing Laws,” DePaul University Business & Commercial Law Journal (17)1, 1-38.
  • Burns, A. J.; Young, J.A.; Roberts, T.L.; Courtney, J.F.; and Ellis, T.S. (2015) "Exploring the Role of Contextual Integrity in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System Workaround Decisions: An Information Security and Privacy Perspective," AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction(7)3, pp. 142-165.

Service

Faculty Advisor

  • Association of Information Technology Professionals, 2016 – Present

Reviewer

  • Journal of Communication, Information & Ethics in Society, 2019
  • EDSIG Conference on Information Systems & Computing Education, 2019
  • Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference, 2017 – 2020
  • International Conference on Information Systems, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2015 – 2017, 2020
  • Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, 2013 – 2014

Secretary

  • Midwest Association for Information Systems, 2020 – 2021

Conference Chair

  • Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference, 2021

Program Chair

  • Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference, 2020

Conference Committee Member

  • Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference, 2019

Panel Moderator

  • Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference, 2019

Session Chair

  • Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference, 2017