- 2015: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Faculty sabbatical with the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)
- 2014 University of Maryland University College; Adelphi, MD.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations
- 2013 New York University Polytechnic (NYU-Poly); Brooklyn, NY.
NSF-sponsored Cybersecurity Summer Research Experience for College Faculty
- 2006 Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University; Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Computer Information Systems, inducted into UPE, International Honor Society in the Computing and Information Disciplines. Thesis: Chiro-Informatics: Towards a Semantic Web Health Record and Ontology for Coordination of Patient Information Between Chiropractic and Allopathic Physicians.
- 1990 M.S. Kean University; Union, NJ.
Management Systems Analysis
- 1985 B.S. Rider College; Lawrenceville, NJ.
Double Major: Decision Science & Computers, and Management Science
Current Industry Certifications
- 2003 – Present (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- 2013 – Present IACRB Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE)
Appointments and Positions
- 2021 - Present: Online Lecturer and Graduate Program Director, Cybersecurity Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
- 2020 – 2021: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science/Cybersecurity
Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ Teaching online classes with Canvas LMS
- 1998 – 2019: Assistant, Associate, and Senior Professor, Computer Science/Cybersecurity Union County College; Cranford, NJ Taught online courses since 1998, before and with Learning Management Systems: WebCT, Angel, and Canvas
- 2005 – 2012: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity
University of Maryland University College; Adelphi, MD Taught online courses with homegrown LMS, WebTycho
- 1994 – 1998: Manager of Academic Information Technologies
Union County College; Cranford, NJ
- 1991 – 1994: Director of Instructional Technologies; Adjunct Computer Science Instructor
Lehigh Carbon Community College; Schnecksville, PA
- 1985 – 1991: Business and Industry Positions
YWCA, Trenton, NJ, and Physicians Computer Network, Cranford, NJ
- 1984 – 1985: Rider College Undergraduate Internship
Mathematica, Princeton, NJ
ACM Leadership & Awards
- Co-Chair, ACM Education Board (2020 – present)
- Vice-Chair, ACM Education Board (2017 – 2020)
- Symposium Co-Chair, ACM Computer Science Education Technical Symposium (2019)
- Program Co-Chair, ACM Computer Science Education Technical Symposium (2018)
- Member (2001-2017), Chair (2007-2016), and Immediate Past Chair (2017), ACM Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (CCECC)
- Member, ACM Education Policy Committee (2014-2016)
- Chair of the Community College Connections Committee, ACM-W(omen) Council, (2013-2016)
- Member, ACM/ IEEE Steering Committee for Computer Science Curricula 2013 (2010-2013): member of the Information Assurance and Security (IAS) new Knowledge Area, and chair of Social Issues and Professional Practice (SP) Knowledge Area;
- Member, ACM/IEEE-CS/AIS Joint Task Force for Cybersecurity Curricular Guidance (2014-2017)
- ACM Distinguished Educator (2015), awards.acm.org/distinguished-members/award-winners
- ACM SIGCAS (Computers and Society), Outstanding Service Award (2012)
National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Leadership
- Co-Principal Investigator (2021-Present), NSF ATE award# DUE-2054753, National CyberWatch Resource Center
- Principal Investigator (2016-2019), NSF ATE award# DUE-1601060, Cyber Service! Interdisciplinary & Experiential Education for Cyber Forensics Technicians.
- Consultant (2016-2020), NSF ATE award# DUE-160115, National CyberWatch Center.
- Leadership team for the Cybersecurity Faculty Grant Development and Mentoring Program (2020). Supplemental NSF funding to the National CyberWatch Center, NSF ATE award# DUE-1601150, Prince George’s Community College.
- Co-Principal Investigator (2015-2019), NSF award# DGE-1548315, Catalyzing Computing and Cybersecurity in Community Colleges (C5).
- Co-Principal Investigator (2015-2018), NSF SFS award# DUE-1516113, Cyber4All: Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Minor for All Undergraduates.
- Co-Principal Investigator (2012-2016), NSF SFS award# DUE-1241738, Security Injections for CS0, CS1, and CS2: Promoting Responsible Coding and Building a
- Community of Security Ambassadors.
- Co-Principal Investigator (2009-2014), NSF SFS award# DUE-0830846, sub-award 2102081-0, Building an Education Pathway in Cybersecurity between Union County College and Stevens Institute of Technology.
- Principal Investigator (2009-2011), NSF award# DUE-0901159, ACM Strategic Summit on the Computing Education Challenges at Community Colleges. http://ccecc.acm.org/files/publications/FinalSummitReport.01.28.2011.pdf
Featured Cyber-Related Publications and Presentations
100+ ACM Digital Library publications and presentations, https://dl.acm.org/profile/81100152638/publications
- Richard Weiss, Jens Mache, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Ambareen Siraj, Blair Taylor, Siddharth Kaza, and Ankur Chattopadhyay. 2021. Integrating Hands-on Cybersecurity Exercises into the Curriculum in 2021. In Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1358. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3408877.3439530
- ACM Inroads featured columnist, Community College Corner quarterly from 2007 to 2016.
- ACM Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (CCECC). Elizabeth K. Hawthorne (Chair), Cara Tang, Cindy S. Tucker, Christian Servin, and Teresa T. Moore. 2017. ACM Computer Science Curricular Guidance Infused with Cybersecurity for Associate-Degree Transfer Programs. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3108241.
- Richard Weiss, Ambareen Siraj, Jens Mache, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Blair Taylor, Siddharth Kaza, and Michael E. Locasto. 2017. Building and Supporting a Community of CS Educators Teaching Cybersecurity in 2017. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’17). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 732. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3017680.3022370.
- Richard Weiss, Michael E. Locasto, Jens Mache, Blair Taylor, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Siddharth Kaza, and Ambareen Siraj. 2016. Assessment of Security Knowledge, Skills and Abilities using Hands-On Exercises in 2016. In Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education (SIGCSE ’16). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 709. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2839509.2850501.
- Nancy R. Mead, David S. Gibson, and Elizabeth K. Hawthorne. 2015. Cyber Sciences and Software Engineering. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 28th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEET ’15). IEEE Computer Society, USA, 21–23. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/CSEET.2015.14.
- Hawthorne, E.K. Creating 2+2 Education Pathways in Cybersecurity. ACM Inroads, June 2015, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp. 33-35; doi: 10.1145/2740968
- Hawthorne, E.K. Multifarious Initiatives in Cybersecurity. ACM Inroads, September 2013, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 46-47; doi: 10.1145/2505990.2505999
- Sue Fitzgerald, Elizabeth K. Hawthorne, et al., Cybersecurity Education Workshop Final Report, Sponsored by NSF, George Washington University, Arlington, VA, February 24-25, 2014, http://research.gwu.edu/sites/research.gwu.edu/files/downloads/CEW_FinalReport_040714.pdf
- Hawthorne, E.K. Cyber Science: An Emerging Discipline? ACM Inroads, Digest of ACM educational activities, March 2015, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 12-16; doi: 10.1145/2716318.
- Hawthorne, E.K. 2014. Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) annual conferences: 2014 and 2015. ACM Inroads 5, 4 (December 2014), 79. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2684721.2684739.
- Hawthorne, E.K (2014). Integrating Mock Cybercrime Scenarios into Computer Forensic Courses. ACM Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. e-ISSN: 1937-4763.
- Blair Taylor, Matt Bishop, Elizabeth Hawthorne, and Kara Nance. 2013. Teaching secure coding: the myths and the realities. In Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE ’13). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 281–282. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2445196.2445280.
- Hawthorne, E.K. 2012. Infusing software assurance in computing curricula. ACM Inroads 3, 2 (June 2012), 18–20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2189835.2189844.
- Mead, Nancy., Hawthorne, Elizabeth., & Ardis, Mark. (2011). Software Assurance Curriculum Project Volume IV: Community College Education (CMU/SEI-2011-TR-017). Retrieved March 15, 2020, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10009.
- Lance C. Pérez, Stephen Cooper, Elizabeth K. Hawthorne, Susanne Wetzel, Joel Brynielsson, Asim Gencer Gökce, John Impagliazzo, Youry Khmelevsky, Karl Klee, Margaret Leary, Amelia Philips, Norbert Pohlmann, Blair Taylor, and Shambhu Upadhyaya. 2011. Information assurance education in two- and four-year institutions. In Proceedings of the 16th annual conference reports on Innovation and technology in computer science education - working group reports (ITiCSE-WGR ’11). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 39–53. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2078856.2078860.
- Stephen Cooper, Christine Nickell, Victor Piotrowski, Brenda Oldfield, Ali Abdallah, Matt Bishop, Bill Caelli, Melissa Dark, E. K. Hawthorne, Lance Hoffman, Lance C. Pérez, Charles Pfleeger, Richard Raines, Corey Schou, and Joel Brynielsson. 2010. An exploration of the current state of information assurance education. SIGCSE Bull. 41, 4 (January 2010), 109–125. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/1709424.1709457.
- Stephen Cooper, Christine Nickell, Lance C. Pérez, Brenda Oldfield, Joel Brynielsson, Asım Gencer Gökce, Elizabeth K. Hawthorne, Karl J. Klee, Andrea Lawrence, and Susanne Wetzel. 2010. Towards information assurance (IA) curricular guidelines. In Proceedings of the 2010 ITiCSE working group reports (ITiCSE-WGR ’10). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 49–64. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/1971681.1971686.
- Robert D. Campbell, Elizabeth K. Hawthorne, and Karl J. Klee. The role of two-year colleges in educating the cyber-security workforce. SIGCSE Bull. 35, 3 (June 2003), 235. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/961290.961592.
Select Synergistic Activities
- NSF-sponsored Mentor-Connect, Mentor Fellow, Cybersecurity Education (2020-2021)
- Computer Science Curriculum Development: Subject matter expert for the development of an undergraduate computer science degree program for Rider University (2016).
- Cybersecurity Curriculum Development: Subject matter expert for the development of a technically-oriented graduate cybersecurity degree program for Rider University (2020).
- NSF and American Association of Community Colleges MentorLinks Cyber Ed Mentor
- 2019-2021 cohort, South Arkansas Community College, El Dorado, AR
- 2017-2019 cohort, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
- NSF Project Lead for National CyberWatch Center’s Faculty Grant Development and Mentoring Program
- Conducted 4-day virtual grant development workshop for over 50 participants (2020).
- Invited Speaking Engagements:
- Panel Moderator, First Timer’s Guide for WiCyS Conference, September 8, 2021, Women in Cybersecurity Conference, Denver, CO. https://www.wicys.org/events/conference-schedule/
- AACC Workforce Development Institute conference, Incorporating Cybersecurity: Trends You Need to Know, January 24, 2020.
- Keynote speaker, Kentucky Community College Women in Computing Conference, Women in Computing: Taking Chances, Beating Odds, Transforming the Future, April 10-11, 2015.
- Guest lecturer at Purdue University, College of Technology, Forensic Challenges in Cloud Computing, April 23, 2015.
- Colloquium co-speaker at Villanova University, Department of Computing Science, The Why and How of Secure Coding, April 15, 2013.
- NSF/AACC-sponsored workshop on The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education, 2002.
- Other Professional Activities:
- ABET Program Evaluator (PEV) for Computer Science and Cybersecurity (2021).
- CSAB Board Member (2020 - Present)
- Editorial Board member, “Cybersecurity Skills Journal: Practice and Research”, National CyberWatch Center, 2019-Present.
- Committee member of doctoral dissertation committee, Rider University, College of Education (2021).
- Committee member of two doctoral dissertations, Nova Southeastern University, College of Computing and Engineering (2015, 2016).
- Advisory Board member, National Conference on Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), 2013-2017.
- IEEE Computer Society member for 24 years. Invited to apply for Senior Member status.
- IEEE Women in Engineering member.
- ACM-W(omen) member.
- ACM SICSE member (computer science education special interest group).
- ACM SIGSAC member (security, audit, and control special interest group).
- ACM SIGCAS member (computers and society special interest group).