Diana Burley PhD

Professor Human and Organisational Learning, The George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development

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Diana L. Burley, Ph.D. is executive director and chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) and full professor of human & organizational learning at The George Washington University (GW). Prior to joining GW, she managed a multi-million dollar computer science education and research portfolio and led the Cyber Corps program for the US National Science Foundation. Dr. Burley is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert who currently co-chairs the ACM/IEEE-Computer Society Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education to produce the 1st set of global cybersecurity curricular guidelines. In 2013, she served as co-Chair of the US National Research Council Committee on Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce. Dr. Burley has written nearly 75 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change. She has testified before the US Congress, conducted international cybersecurity awareness training on behalf of the US State Department, and served two appointments on the Cyber Security Advisory Committee of the US Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology & Science (2012, 2013).

Her honors include: 2017 SC Magazine "Eight Women in IT Security to Watch" and the 2017 SC Magazine ReBoot Award for Educational Leadership in IT Security; 2016 Woman of Influence-Public Sector/Academia by the Executve Womens Forum in Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy; the 2014 Cybersecurity Educator of the Year; and a 2014 Top Ten Influencer in Information security careers. She is the sole recipient of both educator of the year and government leader of the year awards from the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education and has been honored by the US Federal CIO Council for her work on developing the federal cyber security workforce. She holds a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of America; M.S. in Public Management and Policy, M.S. in Organisation Science and PhD in Organisation Science and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.