Cybersecurity Faculty

The doctorate in cybersecurity is taught and lead by faculty with both extensive research experience, many with real-world expertise.

The Department Chair is Dr. Diane Murphy
B.Sc., University of Wales, UK
M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Sheffield, UK
Research interests: Insider threats, Supply chain security, cybersecurity in business, risk management, and cybercriminal activity, and cybersecurity education.

The D.Sc. Program Director is Dr. Donna Schaeffer
B.S., M.B.A. Florida International University
Ph.D., The Claremont Graduate School
Research interests: Technology and ethics, cybersecurity of emerging technology, and cybersecurity education.

Full-time faculty include:

Dr. Nathan Green
B.S., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
M.S., The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Ph.D., Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic Education
Research interests, computational linguistics, natural language processing, data science and predictive analytics in cybersecurity

Dr. Alex Mbaziira
B.S. and M.S., Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, Uganda
M.S. and Ph.D., George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Research interests: Cybercrime, machine learning in cybersecurity, computational linguistics

Dr. Susan Conrad
BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
MBA, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
M.Ed. and  PhD, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Research interest: Blockchain technology, insider threats, healthcare cybersecurity, and cybersecurity instructional technology

Dr. Michelle Liu
B.Eng., Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Master of Management in MIS, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin, China
Ph.D., Boston University, Boston, MA
Research interests: cybercriminal activity, human behavior and cybersecurity, cyberthreat intelligence, security and privacy of digital health, and cybersecurity education