Ruth Shillair Ph.D.

Ruth Shillair

Assistant Professor, fixed term

Department
  • Media & Information
shillai7@msu.edu
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Bio

I am an educator, researcher, writer, and entrepreneur. I enjoy engaging with MSU students, especially those that have a passion for learning in the dynamic realm of media and information studies. My background includes an undergraduate degree with a double major of management and information systems management. My master’s degree was in telecommunication and information systems policy. My Ph.D. studies focused on the human dimension of cybersecurity, which is a challenging area that is crucial to improving overall cybersecurity. In order to work towards this goal I work collaboratively with scholars across disciplines on several projects. This has led to joint research projects with the Quello Center and other research groups. My research and publications also explore the impacts of the digital divide and digital literacies in access, security, and social marginalization.

Contact Information

Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Room 517
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824