Diana Burley

Human & Organizational Learning
(571) 553-3761

Diana L. Burley is Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University. She is a nationally recognized cybersecurity workforce expert and also has published extensively on public sector IT use, knowledge management and information sharing. Prior to GW, she served as a Program Officer at The National Science Foundation where she managed a multi-million dollar computer science education and research portfolio and led the CyberCorps program. Based on her work at NSF, Dr. Burley was honored by the Federal CIO Council and the Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) for outstanding efforts toward the development of the federal cyber security workforce. In 2014, Dr. Burley was named the cybersecurity educator of the year by CISSE and one of the top ten influencers in information security careers by Careers Info Security magazine. She has been twice appointed (2012, 2013) to the Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology & Science Cyber Security Advisory Committee and served as co-Chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee “Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce.” She is the recipient of numerous NSF awards including PI of the Executive Cyber Corps program, and Research CoPI of the National CyberWatch Center. Dr. Burley serves as an elected member of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) executive committee; adviser to Careers Info Security magazine; the Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center, and the AlphaTech Group - a cybersecurity, big data analytics business consortium; and on the Goodwill Industries International Board of Directors. She holds a BA in Economics from Catholic University of America; an M.S. in Public Management and Policy, an M.S. in Organization Science, and a Ph.D. in Organization Science & Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow.


Ph.D., Organization Science and Information Technology, Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Organization Science, Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Public Management and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
B.A., Economics, The Catholic University of America