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Bonnie Anderson

Associate Dean,
Deans Office
Professor of Information Systems,
Information Systems
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  • PhD, Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001
  • MPhil, Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000
  • BS, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1995
  • MAcc, Information Systems, Brigham Young University, 1995

Group Affiliations

  • IFIP Working Group 8.11/11.13, “Information Systems Security Research — 2013–0
  • Special Interest Group on Security (SIGSEC), Association for Information Systems — 2013–0
  • UWHEN-Utah Women in Higher Education Network — 2010–0
  • Association of Information Systems — 2001–0

Selected Publications

  • "Embracing Brain and Behavior: Designing Programs of Complementary Neurophysiological and Behavioral Studies", Information Systems Journal, Wiley, 2022
  • "Tuning Out Security Warnings: A Longitudinal Examination of Habituation through fMRI, Eye Tracking, and Field Experiments", MIS Quarterly, 2018
  • "What Do We Really Know about How Habituation to Warnings Occurs Over Time? A Longitudinal fMRI Study of Habituation and Polymorphic Warnings", Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), ACM, 2017
  • "From Warning to Wallpaper: Why the Brain Habituates to Security Warnings", Journal of Management Information Systems, Edition 3, Volume 30, Pages 713-743, 2016
  • "More Harm than Good? How Security Messages that Interrupt Make Us Vulnerable", Information Systems Research, Edition 4, Volume 27, Pages 880-896, INFORMS, 2016
  • "Your Memory is Working Against You:  How Eye Tracking and Memory Explain Habituation to Security Warnings", Decision Support Systems, Volume 92, Pages 3-13, 2016
  • "How Users Perceive and Respond to Security Messages: A NeuroIS Research Agenda and Empirical Study", European Journal of Information Systems, Edition 4, Volume 25, Pages 364-390, 2016
  • "How Polymorphic Warnings Reduce Habituation in the Brain—Insights from an fMRI Study", Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Seoul, 2015
  • "Users Aren’t (Necessarily) Lazy: Using NeuroIS to Explain Habituation to Security Warnings", International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS, Auckland, 2014
  • "Using Measures of Risk Perception to Predict Information Security Behavior: Insights from Electroencephalography (EEG)", Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Edition 10, Volume 15, Pages pp. 679-722, 2014


Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Adjunct Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000–2001


  • Adjunct Faculty, Duquesne University, 2000–2001


  • Consultant, Andersen Consulting (Accenture), 1995–1997


  • IB and Eleanor Romney Distinguished Professorship, 2021
  • AIS Technology Vision Award, Association for Information Systems, 2020
  • J. Owen Cherrington Faculty Service Award, BYU Information Systems Department, 2020
  • Special Recognition Award, Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN), 2019
  • FWA Scholarship Award, BYU Faculty Women's Association, 2018
  • Scholarly Excellence Award, Marriott School, 2018


  • Japanese

Administrative Assignments

  • Associate Dean — 2020–0
  • Department Chair — 2017–2020

BYU Citizenship

  • Faculty Advisory Council — Committee/Council Chair — April 2011–May 2013
  • Faculty Advisory Council — Committee/Council Member — August 2010–May 2013

Professional Citizenship

  • AMCIS 2024, Other, December 2022–0
  • Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice, Editorial Review Board Member, June 2016–0