Justin Scott Giboney

An Information Systems scholar

Selected Academic Research

My research focuses on system security in online ecosystems, deception detection, expert systems, and meta-analytic processes. Under the training of Jay Nunamaker, Susan Brown and Joeseph Valacich, I emphasise design science research and system building to solve real-world problems with technology. With this mentality, I focus on the union of technical science and behavioral science.

What Motivates Hackers? Insights from the Awareness-Motivation-Capability Framework and the General Theory of Crime
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In this study, we measured the perceptions of these activities from the perspective of digital activists and hackers. The data we collected shows the existence of differences in the attributions of motivation in these groups and in the influences of capability and self-control with regard to these groups.
An Individual’s Views of the Right to Privacy of Other Individuals, Companies, and Governments: A Theoretical Perspective
This paper develops a theoretical model to help answer the question—who has a right to privacy? We draw from three bases of literature (human rights, privacy, and transparency) to theorize several constructs that should account for individual attributions of another’s right to privacy at an individual, company, and government level.

Selected Academic Grants

As my research focuses on solving real-world problems, I use grants to support the technology costs of developing those real-world solutions.

Remote Heart Rate Identification to Detect Deception.
A $40 Thousand grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) awarded to the University of Arizona, Center for the Management of Information to test the effectiveness of heart-rate detection via a webcam.
Validating the SPLICE Implementation of Automated Textual Analysis.
A $40 Thousand grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) awarded to the University of Arizona, Center for the Management of Information to create a custom dictionary upload system for SPLICE (http://splice.cmi.arizona.edu), create a linguistic measure of dominance, and validate various measurements in SPLICE.

Academic Software

OrionShoulders: an Online Meta-Analysis Tool (www.OrionShoulders.com).
Orion Shoulders meta-analysis software offers an easy-to-use yet powerful interface, designed to walk you through the meta-analysis process and help you avoid unnecessary repetitive tasks.


2013 Winner of the James F. LaSalle Teaching Award – Given to the top performing graduate student instructor.

    My Teaching Philosophy
  1. Learners should be respected. Respect fosters growth and produces a desire to learn.
  2. Learning should be interactive. Most students cannot learn by just sitting in a classroom even if they are listening intently. Students should be encouraged to present, as questions, and start discussions.
  3. Learning should have a purpose. The purpose of many courses, especially introductory MIS courses, is not understood by the students. It is imperative that students understand the usefulness of the course especially if it does not directly pertain to their major.
  4. Learning is enhanced by multiple forms of instruction. Repetition of a concept from multiple sources in different formats will increase retention of knowledge. Books, videos, activities, and lecture are all sources of knowledge.
  5. Learning should be contextualized. Knowledge is best internalized when given examples and contexts. Best of all is a hands-on activity of a real-life situation.
  6. Learning should be a journey. The course should increase the knowledge and enhance the life experience of the students. This means that the course should be more than a checkbox or a requirement to fulfill.

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