Mark Harris

Assistant Professor

Mark Harris

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

James M. Hull College of Business


Prior to academia, I was a senior network engineer for 10 years. I have been teaching in academia since 2001.

  • (706) 729-2771


  • Ph.D., Business/Commerce, General Virginia Commonwealth Universi, 2010

  • MS, Business, Management, Marketin Old Dominion University, 2003

  • BSBA, Management Information Systems Old Dominion University, 1999

  • AS, Business Administration and Ma Tidewater Community College, 1998

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 Outstanding Paper award in Information Management & Computer Security Journal of Information Management & Computer Security, 2015

  • Selected Fellow for the Provost’s Pipeline for Academic Leaders (PAL) Program University of South Carolina Provost's Office, 2014

  • Teacher of the Year University of South Carolina, 2011

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MINF 6620

    Mgt. of Information Technology
  • MINF 6353

    Principles Info Security Mgmt
  • HINF 6725

    Cyber Sec. in Healthcare
  • HINF 4725

    Cyber Security in Health Care
  • MINF 6355

    Info Sec Policy Development

Teaching Interests

Information security management


Selected Recent Publications

  • An Exploration of Mobile Device Security Artifacts at Institutions of Higher Education, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Consumer trust in Google’s top developers’ apps: an exploratory study, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Identifying factors influencing consumers’ intent to install mobile applications, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • On Mobile Device Security Practices and Training Efficacy: An Empirical Study, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Mobile Device Security issues within the US Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

I particularly enjoy researching socio-behavior aspects of information security, such as factors that influence user's decisions to use or adopt certain technologies (e.g. mobile devices, mobile payment, multi-factor authentication). My research often uses a trust/risk based model.

Department Service

  • Raytheon Hotspot Contest 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Cybersecurity Workforce Study Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Hull Academic Affairs Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CURS Committee for Undergraduate Research 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Budget Advisory, Informational Technology, and University Resources Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Information and Computer Security (formally Information Management and Computer Security) 2014 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS) 2013 - Present

    Role: Conference-Related
  • Annual Security Conference 2012 - Present

    Role: Conference-Related
  • America’s Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2015 - 2015

    Role: Conference-Related
  • America’s Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2014 - 2014

    Role: Conference-Related