Julie J.C.H. Ryan

Cyber Security Department

Academic Credentials: 

B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy
M.L.S., Eastern Michigan University
D.Sc., George Washington University

Relevant Professional Experience: 

Dr. Ryan has both extensive experience in academia and in industry. Her government experience includes serving as a Signals Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Air Force, as a Military Intelligence Officer (civilian) at the Defense Intelligence Agency, and as a Visiting Scholar at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Information Technology Laboratory). In industry, she held positions of Systems Engineer at both Sterling Software and Welkin Ltd, Senior Staff Scientist at TRW, and member of the professional staff at Booz Allen & Hamilton. Dr. Ryan joined the full time faculty at the George Washington University in January 2001, was granted tenure, and served a term as Department Chair for the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department. At GWU, she supervised doctoral students, directed scientific research, and taught a variety of courses. She has published many conference and journal articles, participated in many National Research Council research efforts, and is the author of several books, including "Defending Your Digital Assets Against Hackers, Crackers, Spies, and Thieves" (2000) and "Detecting and Combating Malicious Email" (2014). She joined the Faculty of the Information Resource Management College (the iCollege) in August 2016.

Relevant Professional Experience: 

Dr. Ryan’s areas of expertise include information security and assurance, information warfare, decision support systems, expert systems, database management systems, data mining, engineering management, systems engineering, and intelligence.


Information Assurance and Critical Infrastructure Protection (AII), and Terrorism and Crime in Cyberspace (TCC).