Philip Menard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Advisor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Philip Menard



Philip Menard is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Cyber Security at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Management and Information Systems at Mississippi State University and is also a past recipient of the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS), earning certification as an Information Assurance Professional.

He is particularly interested in the impacts of security measures on organizational end users, security education training and awareness (SETA) programs and the impact of espoused cultural values on individuals’ performance of secure behaviors. He has published in the Journal of Management Information SystemsJournal of the Association for Information SystemsComputers & SecurityInformation & ManagementInformation Systems Frontiers and the Journal of Computer Information Systems. He has presented his work at several conferences and workshops including the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS). He has served as a reviewer for several IS journals and conferences.

Research Interests

  • Impacts of security measures on organizational end users
  • Security education training programs
  • Impact of espoused cultural values on individuals’ performance of security behaviors


  • Ph.D. Mississippi State university
  • B.S. Nicholls State University


  • “User Motivations in Protecting Information Security: Protection Motivation Theory Versus Self-determination Theory,” with G. J. Bott and R. E. Crossler, Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2017, pp. 1203-1230.
  • “Shared Benefits and Information Privacy: What Determines Smart Meter Technology Adoption?,” with M. Warkentin, and S. Goel, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 18, No. 11, 2017, p. 3.
  • “The Impact of Collectivism and Psychological Ownership on Protection Motivation: A Cross-cultural Examination,” with M. Warkentin and P. B. Lowry, Computers & Security, Vol. 75, 2018, pp. 147-166.
  • “Espoused Cultural Values as Antecedents of Individuals' Threat and Coping Appraisal Toward Protective Information Technologies: Study of US and Ghana,” with R. E. Crossler and F. K. Andoh-Baidoo, Information & Management, Vol. 56, No. 5, 2019, pp. 754-766.
  • “Threat Protection and Convenience: Antecedents of Cloud-based Data Backup,” with R. Gatlin and M. Warkentin, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2014, pp. 83-91.
  • “An Examination of Gain- and Loss-Framed Messaging on Smart Home Security Training Programs,” with M. Plachkinova, Information Systems Frontiers, forthcoming.