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Diana L. Burley is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University (GW). Her research and scholarly activities advance understanding of knowledge management initiatives, IT/cyber security education and workforce development strategies, and the impact of IT- enabled change on individuals, organizations and society (social informatics). Dr. Burley joined GW in 2007 and during her tenure she has served as the inaugural Chair of the Department of Human and Organizational Learning and as Director of the Executive Leadership Doctoral Program. Prior to joining the GW faculty, she was a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. Additionally, she served as a Program Officer in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at The National Science Foundation (NSF). At NSF, she managed multi-million dollar grant programs designed to increase the capacity of the U.S. higher education enterprise to produce professionals in scientific (specifically computer science, including cyber security) fields. Based on her work as lead program officer for the Scholarship for Service (Cybercorp) program, Dr. Burley was honored by the Federal Chief Information Officers Council and the Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education for outstanding efforts toward the development of the federal cyber security workforce; and was nominated for a 2006 Federal 100 award. She is the immediate past-Vice Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computers and Society (ACM SIGCAS), a former co-Director of the GW Institute for Knowledge and Innovation, an advisory board member for the GW Cybersecurity Research and Policy Institute, and a member of the leadership team for CyberWatch, an NSF-funded cybersecurity center housed at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland.
Dr. Burley holds an M.S. in Public Management and Policy, an M.S. in Organization Science, and a Ph.D. in Organization Science and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). At CMU, she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow in Public Policy. She has presented widely at international academic and practice-oriented meetings and has written more than 40 publications. Her forthcoming book on secure software development is due to be published by Addison-Wesley in 2012. She is a successful grant writer; having received research support from public and private funding sources such as NSF, IBM, and SAIC.
Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D. 1998 Organization Science and Information Technology
M.S. 1995 Organization Science
M.S. 1992 Public Management and Policy
The Catholic University of America
BA 1990 Economics
Human & Organizational Learning (Ed.D.)
Human Resource Development (M.A. in Ed. & H.D.)
Cybersecurity education and workforce development
Social Informatics (Impact of IT- enabled change on individuals, organizations and society)
· Hoffman, L., D. Burley, and C. Toregas. March/April 2012. “Holistically Building the Cybersecurity Workforce.” IEEE Security and Privacy, 10, 2.
Burley, D., C. Gnam, R. Newman, H. Straker. T. Babies. 2012. “Leveraging Higher Education Consortia for Institutional Advancement.” International Journal of Education Management.
· Burley, D. and M. Bishop. June 2011. Final Report: Summit of Education in Secure Software. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation
· Burley, D. 2011. Recruiting, Educating, and Retaining Cyber Security Professionals in the Federal Workforce: Lessons Learned but not yet Applied. The George Washington University Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute.
· Burley, D., I. Guzman, G. Pandit. 2010. Will They Stay? Turnover Intensions of Future Federal Cyber Corps Members. Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMIS Computing Personnel Research Conference.
· Burley, D. 2010. Information Visualization as a Knowledge Integration Tool. Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, 11, 4.
· Burley, D. 2010. Penguin Life: An ethnographic study of emergent social behavior inside Club Penguin. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 3, 2.
· Burley, D. 2009. Negotiation and Consensus Building in Synthetic Worlds, in Working Through Synthetic Worlds, C. Smith, W. Kisiel, Jeffrey G. Morrison (Eds.). London: Ashgate.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Groups (SIGs) on Computer Science Education (CSE), Computers and Society (CAS), Computing Personnel Research (CPR)
Acadmey of Management
American Educational Research Association
Dr. Burley lives in the Northern VA-area and actively contributes to her community through organizations including Jack and Jill of America, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Girl Scouts of America, her local PTA, Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS), and as a member of the national Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries International.