William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics
Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations
Department: Information Technology, Analytics, & Operations (ITAO)
Research Interests: Privacy, AI ethics, corporate responsibility, technology ethics
Kirsten Martin is the William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics and a professor of IT, analytics, and operations in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. A nationally recognized expert in privacy, technology, and business ethics, she is the director of the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND TEC).
Martin’s research has been supported by three grants from the National Science Foundation. She has written about privacy and the ethics of technology in leading academic journals across disciplines—including the Journal of Business Ethics, BEQ, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, The Journal of Legal Studies, Washington University Law Review, and the Journal of Business Research—as well as practitioner publications such as MISQ Executive. Her book The Ethics of Data and Analytics was published by Taylor & Francis in 2022.
In 2018, Martin was appointed to a five-year term on the board of directors of the Society for Business Ethics. She served as program chair for the 2021 annual meeting before assuming the group’s presidency for 2021–22. She also sits on the program committee for the Privacy Law Scholars Conference, the largest conference on privacy law in the United States.
The technology and business ethics editor for the Journal of Business Ethics, Martin is an affiliate of Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity and a member of the advisory board for the Future Privacy Forum. Regularly asked to speak on privacy and the ethics of big data, she gave a TEDx talk titled “It’s Not Their Story to Tell: Why Companies Should Respect Privacy Online.”
Martin earned her B.S. in engineering from the University of Michigan and her M.B.A. and Ph.D from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.