The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Lorraine Kisselburgh


 Lorraine Kisselburgh


Limited Term Lecturer 


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PhD, Purdue University
MS, Purdue University
AB, University of Southern California

Research Areas

Privacy in social contexts; geolocational privacy; social networks; collaboration in networks; gender in STEM careers 

Key Areas

Privacy; policy; communication and social interaction; terrorism, security 

Notable Experience

ACM Technology Policy Council (Chair, 2019)

Over 20 years professional experience as programmer, analyst, policy development, and IT systems and services administration. 

Notable Awards

National Academy of Engineering Exemplar in Engineering Ethics Award, 2016

11 Top Paper Awards (ICA, NCA, ECA, Global Comm, & ASEE), 2005-2016

Diversity Faculty Fellow, Purdue University, 2013

Inaugural Susan Bulkeley Butler Faculty Scholar, Purdue University, 2013

Faculty Fellow of CERIAS, Purdue University, 2012

Service Learning Faculty Fellow. Purdue University, 2008-09.

Violet Haas Award. For efforts on behalf of women at Purdue, Council on the Status of Women, Purdue University, 2004. 


Kisselburgh, L.G. (2008) The social structure and construction of privacy in sociotechnical realms. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Purdue University

Kisselburgh, L.G., Berkelaar, B.L., & Buzzanell, P.M. (in press). Discourse, gender, and the meaning of work: Rearticulating science, technology, and engineering careers through communicative lenses. Communication Yearbook 33.

Putnam, L., Kisselburgh, L.G., Berkelaar, B.L., Buzzanell, P.M., Mastronardi, M., Jackson, M., Stoltzfus, K., Jorgenson, J., & Wang, J. (in press). 21st century STEM careers: Communication perspectives and research opportunities. In L. Harter & M.J. Dutta (Eds.), Engaging communication theory, research, and pedagogy to communicate for social impact.

Kuhn, T., Golden, A.G., Jorgenson, J., Buzzanell, P.M., Berkelaar, B.L., Kisselburgh, L.G.,
Kleinman, S., & Cruz, D. (2008). Cultural discourses and discursive resources for
meaning/ful work: Constructing and disrupting identities in contemporary capitalism. Management Communication Quarterly, 22, 162-171.

Kisselburgh, L.G. (2006, October 31). Technologies of identification: Geospatial systems and locational privacy. ID Trail Mix: On the Identity Trail. 


Lorraine Kisselburgh joined the Department of Communication as an Assistant Professor after receiving her Ph.D. in 2008. She began her career in computer science and information technology, and directed the development and use of technologies and applications in higher education. She also holds an M.S. from Purdue University, and an A.B. from the University of Southern California.
Lorraine's research interests include the social implications of emerging technologies; privacy and digital identity; social networking; and the intersections of technology, organizations, and difference. Her current research projects include: a) social network analyses of the social structure of privacy in online communities; b) cross-cultural and gendered constructions of science, technology, and engineering work and careers; c) collaboration in games-based learning environments; and d) the assessment and development of health communities of practice. She is also currently developing an ethnography of cyborgian identity.
She has published in Communication Yearbook, Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Studies, the Journal of Motor Behavior,and Acta Psychologica.