Dr. Jason Watson

Current Courses

  • CIS 289 Introduction to HCI/UX
  • CIS 376 Web Development
  • CIS 444 Advanced IT Infrastructure
  • CIS 499 HCI/UX Capstone
  • ITE 369 USable Privacy and Security


  • 2014 Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • 2008 M.S., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • 1999 B.S., University of North Carolina at Charlotte


[9] J. Watson, Using Audience-Centric Design and Community Feedback to Manage Complex Privacy Set tings, Ph.D. Thesis, April 2014.
[8] J. Watson, A. Besmer, and H. R. Lipford, +Your Circles: Sharing on Google+. Proceedings of the Eighth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2012), July 2012.
[7] A. Besmer, J. Watson, H. Lipford, (Poster) Exploring Contextually Bounded Access Control, Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security 2011, Refereed.
[6] A. Besmer, J. Watson, and H. R. Lipford, The Impact of Social Navigation on Privacy Policy Configuration. Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2010), July 2010.
[5] H. R. Lipford, J. Watson, M. Whitney, K., and R. Reeder, Visual vs. Compact: A Comparison of Privacy Policy Interfaces. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2010.
[4] J. Watson, M. Whitney, and H. R. Lipford, Configuring Audience-Oriented Privacy Policies. Proceedings of the Workshop on Assurable & Usable Security Configuration (SafeConfig 2009), November 2009.
[3] H. R. Lipford, G. Hull, C. Latulipe, A. Besmer, J. Watson, Visible Flows: Contextual Integrity and the Design of Privacy Mechanisms on Social Network Sites. Proceedings of the Workshop on Security and Privacy in Online Social Networking, IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), August 2009.
[2] H. R. Lipford, A. Besmer, and J. Watson, Understanding Privacy Settings in Facebook with an Audience View. Proceedings of Usability, Psychology, and Security (UPSEC 2008), Berkeley, CA, April 2008. USENIX Association.
[1] J. Watson, Facilitation of Complex Privacy Settings in Online Social Networks, Master's Thesis, April 2008.

Dr. Jason Watson

Email: jwatson5@una.edu
Telephone: 256-765-4689
Office: Keller 248

Postal: UNA Box 5236
University of North Alabama
Florence AL, 35632