Mark Grimes

Assistant Professor

Mark Grimes


Mark Grimes is an Assistant Professor in the Decision and Information Sciences Department in the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Mark completed his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona in 2015. While at the University of Arizona, Mark worked as a research associate for the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS), a Department of Homeland Security center of excellence, where he conducted research related to rapid screening, deception detection, information systems security, and other border security topics.

Mark's primary stream of research focuses on analysis of human computer interaction behaviors such as typing and mouse movements to detect changes in emotional and cognitive states. Mark has been a co-PI on over $220,000 of funded research, and his work has been published in highly respected IS journals and conferences. He has presented his research before a variety of security-oriented groups including the Southwest Border Management Summit, the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, the Center for Identification Technology Research, and numerous government stakeholders.

Research Interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Deception Detection
  • Judgment and Decision Making

Selected Publications

  • Grimes, G. M., Valacich, J. S. (2015). Mind Over Mouse: The Effect of Cognitive Load on Mouse Movement Behavior. International Conference on Information Systems. Fort Worth, TX. December 13-16, 2015. (forthcoming)
  • Schuetzler, R., Grimes, M., Giboney, J., & Buckman, J. (2014). Facilitating Natural Conversational Agent Interactions: Lessons from a Deception Experiment. International Conference on Information Systems. Auckland, New Zealand. December 14-17, 2014.
  • Grimes, G. M., Marquardson, J., & Nunamaker, J. F. (2014). Broken Windows, Bad Passwords: Influencing Secure User Behavior via Website Design. Americas Conference on Information Systems. Savannah, GA. August 7-10, 2014.
  • Jenkins, J. L., Grimes, M., Proudfoot, J. G., & Lowry, P. B. (2013). Improving Password Cybersecurity Through Inexpensive and Minimally Invasive Means: Detecting and Deterring Password Reuse Through Keystroke-Dynamics Monitoring and Just-in-Time Fear Appeals. Information Technology for Development, 20(2), 196-213.
  • Grimes, G. M., Jenkins, J. L., & Valacich, J. S. (2013). Exploring the Effect of Arousal and Valence on Mouse Interaction. International Conference on Information Systems. Milan, Italy. December 15-18, 2013.

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Ph.D. - University of Arizona
MBA - Belmont University
BBA - University of Mississippi