Professor - Tenure
College of Business, Innovation, Leadership and Technology, School of Technology and Innovation
B.E., Nankai University
M.S., Tianjin Polytechnic University
Ph.D., Boston University
Dr. Michelle Liu is currently a full professor of Information Technology and Cybersecurity. She joined Marymount University in 2008. Previously she was a research assistant in the Boston University Institute for Leading in a Dynamic Economy (BUILDE) in Boston, MA. She received her doctoral degree in Information Systems from Boston University where her thesis topic was “Design Architecture, Developer Networks and Performance of Open Source Software Projects.” She also holds a master’s of Management degree in MIS from Tianjin Polytechnic University in China and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in International Trade of Textiles from Nankai University, China.
Her scholarly work appears in Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, The Coastal Business Journal, American Journal of Management, Information Systems Education Journal, The Learning Organization, among others. Co-authoring with her colleagues, she has won two Best Paper Awards, one Distinguished Paper Award, and one Best Paper Finalist Award at international and national conferences including 2021 EDSIG Conference, 2019 SEINFORMS, 2017 Eastern Academy of Management International Conference, and the 2013 ISECON.
Dr. Liu has been both PI and Co-PI for several NSF and NSA grants during her tenure at Marymount. She is a Certified Electronic Records Management Practitioner (ERMp) and a Certified Cyber Intelligence Investigator (CCII).
- Information Technology applications
- Database technology
- Software engineering
- Security and privacy of records management
- Cybersecurity principles
- Risk Management
Dr. Liu’s inquiries of scholarship are to explore and provide better understanding as of how to design and deploy different cybersecurity tools, technologies, frameworks and policies to secure the cyberspace. Her scholarly work mainly focuses on three areas: (1) renovate or innovate STEM education (focusing on IT/ IS and cybersecurity programs and curricular) to increase workforce diversity and readiness; (2) explore how emerging technologies would impact, interact with, or co-evolve with users, existing organization structure and culture; and (3) investigate various phenomena, trends, incidents, and human behaviors in cybersecurity and provide better understanding as of how to design and deploy different cybersecurity tools, technologies, frameworks and policies to secure the cyberspace.
- Liu, X. (2021). A Risk-based Approach to Cybersecurity: A Case Study of Financial Messaging Networks Data Breaches. The Coastal Business Journal, 18(1), pp1-18.
- Ermicioi, N. & Liu, X. (2021). An Interdisciplinary Study of Cybersecurity Investment in the Nonprofit Sector. American Journal of Management, 21(5), pp 44-55.
- Hall, A., Liu, X., & Murphy, D. (2021, October 13-16). Integrating Andragogy Theory into a Multidisciplinary Curriculum to Achieve a Connected Program for a Doctorate in Cybersecurity. Paper Presented and Published in the Proceedings of Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska.
- Liu, X. & Murphy, D. (2021). “BILT for Success”: An Alternative Education Strategy to Reskill the Business and Technology Professionals for a Sustainable Future. Information Systems Education Journal 19(2), 4-14. http://isedj.org/2021-19/n2/ISEDJv19n2p4.pdf
- Liu, X. & Murphy, D. (2020). A Multi-Faceted Approach for Trustworthy AI in Cybersecurity. Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, 15(6), pp 68-78.
- Mbaziira, A., Diaz-Gonzales, J., & Liu, X. (2020). Deep Learning in Detection of Mobile Malware, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 36(3), pp 80-88.
- Green, N., Liu, X., Murphy, D. (2020). Using an Electronic Resume Analyzer Portal (e-RAP) to Improve College Graduates Employability. Information Systems Education Journal. 18(3) pp 28-37. http://isedj.org/2020-18/n3/ISEDJv18n3p28.pdf. ISSN: 1545-679X. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2019
- Diaz-Gonzalez, J., Mbaziira, A. & Liu, M. (2019). An Exploratory Deep Learning Approach to Mobile Malware Detection. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 35(3), pp219.
- Marchetto, V. & Liu, X. (2019). An Investigation of Cryptojacking: Malware Analysis and Defense Strategies, Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, 14(1), pp 66-80.
- Green, N., Liu, X., & Murphy, D. (2019). Revisiting an Educator’s Dilemma: Using Natural Language Processing to Analyze the Needs of Employers and Inform Curriculum Development, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 34(3), pp 97-107.
- Green, N., Liu, X., & Murphy, D. (2019, November 6-9). Developing an Electronic Resume Analyzer Portal (e-RAP): A Natural Language Processing Approach to Enhance College Graduates Job Readiness. Paper published at the Proceedings of EDSIG (Education Special Interest Group) Conference on Information Systems & Computing Education, Cleveland, OH. Retrieved from http://proc.iscap.info/2019/pdf/4925.pdf
- Liu, X. M. (2019). The Cyber Acumen: An Integrative Framework to Understand Average Users’ Decision-Making Processes in Cybersecurity. In Z. Yan (Ed.), Analyzing Human Behavior in Cyberspace (pp. 192-208). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-7128-5.ch011
- Liu, X. & Murphy, D. (2018, March 23-24), Constructing A Connected Program In IT/IS: A Non-R1 University Case, the Proceedings of 21st Annual Conference of the SAIS (Southern Association for Information Systems), Atlanta, GA.
- Erkan, G. & Liu, X. (2017, October 4-6). Investigating Vulnerabilities and Cybersecurity Issues in Connected Cars. Paper presented and published in the Proceedings of 2017 SEINFORMS (Southeast Informs Conference), Myrtle Beach, SC.
- Liu, X. & Murphy, D. (2017, March 23-24). Are They Ready? Integrating Workforce Readiness into a Four-Year College IT/IS Curriculum. Paper presented and published in the Proceedings of 20th SAIS (Southern Association for Information Systems Conference), St. Simons, GA.
- Liu, X. & Murphy, D. (2016, September 28-30). Engaging Females in Cybersecurity: K through Gray. Paper presented and published in the 2016 Proceedings of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) ISI (Intelligence and Security Informatics) Conference, p255-260, Tucson, AZ.
- Knott, C. Liu, X., & Murphy, D. (2016, February 17-19). Data without Borders: Privacy, Data Ownership, and Legal Concerns for Data in the Cloud. Paper published in the 2016 Proceedings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA.
- Liu, X. & Murphy, D. (2015, March 20-21). They are not All Enemies: Detecting and Deterring Non-Malicious, Privileged IT User Threat Using an Interdepartmental Approach. Paper published in the 2015 Proceedings of the Southern Association for Information Systems Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC.
- Liu, X. & Rao, P. (2015). A comparative perspective of knowledge management via social media: India and China. The Learning Organization, 22 (2), pp.93-114. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/TLO-03-2014-0010
- Bicak, A., Liu, X., Murphy, D. (2015). Cybersecurity Curriculum Development: Introducing Specialties in a Graduate Program. Information Systems Education Journal, 13(3) pp 99-110. http://isedj.org/2015-13/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2014)
- Liu, X. & Murphy, D. (2014). Document Explosion in the World of Big Data – Curriculum Considerations. Information Systems Education Journal, 12(6) pp 83-91. http://isedj.org/2014-12/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2013)
- Liu, X., & Murphy, D. (2014, August 7-9). Inspiring and Cultivating Female Innovators through Mobile App Development. Paper published in the Proceedings of the Twentieth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Savannah, GA.
- Kelekar, U. & Liu X. (2013). Why should geography matter to public health managers?. International Journal of Business Performance Management, 14 (4), 418-434.
- Liu, X. & Murphy, D. (2013). Using Mobile Apps to Entice General Education Students into Technology Fields. Information Systems Education Journal, 11(1) 25-32. http://isedj.org/2013-11/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2012)”