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Erica Michelle Mitchell

Erica Michelle Mitchell

PhD Student

337 Hinds Hall

emmitc01@syr.edu

Overview

Erica graduated from West Point with a BS in American Legal Systems, with an Environmental Engineering track.  She earned an MS in Information Management and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Information Security Management from Syracuse University.  She holds the CompTIA Security+ and (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications.  She has worked in the information assurance/cybersecurity field for the Department of Defense and will return upon completion of her PhD.

Research

Erica's research interests are achieving a more effective and efficient method of cybersecurity in the Department of Defense.  Her coursework and current research focuses on law, policy, and organizational theory in relation to cybersecurity.

Teaching

She is interested in teaching cybersecurity courses for non-practitioners, hoping to provide clear explanations of the value of information security and influence future leaders to take cybersecurity seriously.

Personal

Her personal interests include reading, home improvement projects, and scuba diving.