Linda Jantzen

Assistant Professor

Information Technology Networks and Acquisition, DODIN Operations, Data Management, Governance, and Analytics, Military Leadership and Culture

Linda C. Jantzen

Areas of Interest:
DODIN OPS; data management, governance, & analytics; military leadership and culture; IT acquisition

Academic Credentials:
B.A., Mass Communications, University of Illinois at Chicago
M.S., Telecommunications, Michigan State University
M.S., National Security Strategy, National War College, NDU
M.S., Science & Technology Studies, Virginia Tech

Professional Certifications:

Dept of Defense Chief Information Officer Certificate (College of Information & Cyberspace)

Data Analytics for DOD Acquisition Managers Credential (Defense Acquisition University)

Chief Data Officer (CDataO) Certificate (Carnegie Mellon University)

Relevant Professional Experience: 

COL (USA Ret.) Linda Jantzen served for over twenty years as a network service provider in the U.S. Army in command and staff assignments at every level including deployments to Korea, the first Gulf War, Somalia, Bosnia, Germany, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Pentagon tours include Chief of Operations for the Chief of Army Legislative Liaison and acting Chief Data Officer and Director of the Army Architecture Integration Center.  Prior to coming to CIC she was Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty at National War College. 


COL Jantzen has authored several papers and articles on topics including adoption of innovation, digital transformation, and network operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  She is currently researching data culture and the use of data within the context of military operations.  She is an avid student of military history focusing on the First World War.


Foundations of the Information Environment

Warfighting and Disruptive Technologies

International Challenges in Cyberspace

CIC Chief Data Officer Certificate program

Data Analytics for Decision Makers

Big Data to Decisions

Strategies of the Great War

Strategic Information Technology Acquisition (ITA)