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Rajni Goel


  • Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
  • School of Business
  • Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Professor
    Office of the Dean, School of Business


Dr. Rajni Goel is a Professor and former Chairperson of the Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department in the School of Business at Howard University.  Dr. Goel served as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in India, conducting research and assisting in curriculum development in the area of Cyber security.  Having assisted with the establishment of the Howard University Cyber-Security Education and Research Center (CERC), she serves as its Director, building partnerships and programs with industry-government-academia partnerships.   Dr. Goel served as Cyber-Security Speaker in Malaysia as part of the U.S. Department of State‚Äôs International Information Programs and participates as a panelist discussing the Business of Cyber Security, diversity of thought, workforce development, and the need for a robust Cyber-Security ecosystem.  She serves as Co-Director of the Chair Leadership Academy and as Summer Academy Faculty Scholar Coach.  Dr. Goel's research interests include cyber-risk management, behavioral aspects of cybersecurity, privacy concerns in Social Media, supply chain security, railway security, enterprise security and curriculum developmentShe holds a Ph.D. in IT (focus on Information Security), an M.S. (Mathematics), and a B.A. (Mathematics) and began her career as a High School Mathematics teacher. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber Security 
  • Cyber Risk 
  • Synthetic Media 
  • Competitive Advantage 
  • Artifical Intelligence Risk 
  • Experiential Learning 
  • Social Media 
  • Leadership
  • Curriculum Development 


  • Ph.D., Information Technology (Focus Area: Information Security), George Mason University, Arlington, VA, in 2003

Courses Taught


  • Information Security 
  • Information Assurance | Security Strategies|Polices|Law and Ethics
  • Java Programming 
  • Management Information Systems 
  • E-Business
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Productions and Operations Management 


  • MBA Principles of Information Systems 
  • MBA Information Security 
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Executive MBA (Online) | Management Statistics and Data Analysis 

Research Interests

  • Computer Systems | Cyber Security | Risk Management | AI| Education 
  • Specialty | Information Security | Cyber Risk | Cyber Security | Privacy | Bias and Ethics in AI  

Research Group Information

  • Cyber Security Education and Research Center | 

Research Funding

  • IBM | NSA | PWC | Lockheed Martin | FRA 

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