Laurie Giddens is an assistant professor in the Information Technology and Decisions Sciences Department in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas. Prior to earning her PhD, she worked for 10 years in the nonprofit sector in various information technology, management, and consulting roles. Her research explores how individuals and organizations utilize information systems to improve the well-being of the workforce and society. Specifically, her research investigates how technology impacts social inclusion, anti-human trafficking efforts, sustainable consumption, and a sustainable workforce. Her research is published in Information Systems Journal, Computers and Security, The Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems, and Cogent Business and Management and has been presented at numerous international information systems conferences. Additionally, her research has been funded by The National Science Foundation.