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Kirsten E. Martin

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management & Public Policy

  • Department: Strategic Management & Public Policy
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  • Office: Duques Hall, 615 • 2201 G St. NW • Washington, DC • 20052
  • BS, Engineering, University of Michigan, 1993
  • MBA, University of Virginia, 1999
  • PhD, University of Virginia, 2006


Kirsten Martin is an assistant professor of strategic management & public policy at the George Washington University’s School of Business.

She is the principle investigator on a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study online privacy. Martin is also a member of the advisory board of the Future Privacy Forum and the Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee for her work on privacy and the ethics of “big data.” Martin has published academic papers in Journal of Business Ethics, First Monday, Business and Professional Ethics Journal, and Ethics and Information Technology and is co-author of the textbook Business Ethics: A managerial approach. She has written teaching cases for the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics including cases on Google in China as well as Bailouts and Bonuses on the financial crisis. She is regularly asked to speak on privacy and the ethics of big data.

Martin earned her BS in engineering from the University of Michigan and her MBA and PhD from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. Her research interests center on online privacy, corporate responsibility, and stakeholder theory.

Before beginning her academic career, Martin worked at Sprint Telecommunications developing corporate strategy and Internet solutions. She also provided information system consulting services for Anderson Consulting (currently Accenture) to clients in the coal, pharmaceutical, telecommunication, and oil and gas industries.