Stephen Cory Robinson

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Role: Student

  • Strategic Communication
  • Online Privacy & Self-Disclosure
  • Digital & Modern Pedagogy


*Seeking a 2014 postdoc in privacy/disclosure/ethics*.

Cory is currently pursuing postdoc research opportunities in the areas of privacy, self-disclosure, data mining, ICT policy, and/or ethics. His dissertation explores differences in online disclosure of personally identifying information (PII) between American and Estonians during ecommerce transactions.


Stephen Cory Robinson is a 4th-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication at Colorado State University. Cory previously completed a MA in Communication, and has professional experience in telecommunications, ICTs, advertising, and strategic communication.

Current and future research:

His research interests include online privacy and self-disclosure, online privacy regulation, privacy theory, ethics (especially related to data mining), and ICT policy. Cory's current research explores disclosure of PII during ecommerce transactions, and has proposed a model for understanding the balance of disclosing information in exchange for a benefit (i.e. coupon, monetary incentive). Using a Rawlsian approach, he has also analyzed data mining practices of 3 major American marketing associations, and recommended a framework for protecting personal information utilizing Rawls notion of the least advantaged. His future research will explore the ever-changing nature of what is defined as personal information, specifically given the use of smart infrastructure and smart objects. Lastly, he plans to expand his cross-national dissertation research to additional countries in the EU to further explore online disclosure, as well as inform ICT and privacy policy.

Courses taught:

Writing for the Electronic Media

Mass Media and Society

Public Speaking

Electronic Media Operations

Computer-Mediated Visual Communication

Professional and Technical Communication

Intro to Communication Research


MA Communication

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