SEAN T LAWSON portrait
  • Associate Professor, Communication
  • Assistant Professor, Communication
801-581-6889

Professional Service

  • Swiss National Science Foundation. Role: Grant reviewer. Grant reviewer for Swiss National Science Foundation. 10/2019 - 10/2019
  • Routledge Studies in Conflict, Security and Technology. Role: Series Editor. Series Editor. 07/31/2016 - present
  • Co-operative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence, North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Program committee member & peer reviewer for “Conference on Cyber Conflicts,” Co-operative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 11/2013 - 01/2014
  • Swiss National Science Foundation. Grant Reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation. 09/2013 - 12/2013
  • National Science Foundation. Grant Reviewer, National Science Foundation, Science, Technology, and Society Program. 09/2013 - 12/2013

Internal Service

  • Member, University of Utah General Education Curriculum Council. 09/2013 - 05/2014. University service.
  • Member, College of Humanities Educational Technology Committee. 01/2013 - 05/2014. College service.

Honors & Awards

  • URC Faculty Fellow Award. University Research Committee, 12/2011

In the Media

  • Carter Williams, “World War III? Military draft? Explaining the fallout fears following Soleimani strike,” KSL.com. 01/06/2020. https://www.ksl.com/article/46700684/world-war-iii...
  • Sloan Schrage, "The privacy risk of using a digital home assistant," KSL.com, 6 July 2017, https://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=44924184 . 07/06/2017. https://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=44924184
  • Sloan Schrage, “How Vizio snooped on its customers and how to stop it,” KSL.com, 15 February 2017, https://www.ksl.com/?sid=43201086&nid=148&title=how-vizio-snooped-on-its-customers-and-how-to-stop-it . 02/15/2017. https://www.ksl.com/?sid=43201086&nid=148&title=ho...
  • Interviewed about “cyber bombs” on The Matt Townsend Show, BYU Radio, 9 June 2016, http://www.byuradio.org/episode/64ae171a-1ffa-43a8-829c-1739cb0a0dac/the-matt-townsend-show-cyber-bombing-good-husbands-kindergartners-and-play. 06/09/2016. http://www.byuradio.org/episode/64ae171a-1ffa-43a8...
  • Radio Interview, “Community Voices” (KPCW, Park City, UT), with Larry Warren and Beth Fratkin (16 August 2012). 08/16/2012. http://kpcw.org/2012/08/community-voices-august-16...
  • Quoted in Tim Starks, “Limited Cyberwarfare Authority Included in Defense Authorization,” Congressional Quarterly (15 December 2011), http://www.cq.com/doc/news-4000337. 12/15/2011. http://www.cq.com/doc/news-4000337
  • Quoted in Information Operations Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 9 (July 2011). Published by U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Army Forces Strategic Command, Information Opertaions Division. 07/2011.
  • Quoted in Sebastian Gjerding, “The fear of doom” (trans.), Information.dk (10 June 2011), http://www.information.dk/270689. 06/10/2011. http://www.information.dk/270689
  • “Sean Lawson Tempers Cyber Doom.” Guest on the podcast Surprisingly Free. (25 January 2011), http://surprisinglyfree.com/2011/01/25/sean-lawson/. 01/25/2011. http://surprisinglyfree.com/2011/01/25/sean-lawson...