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Faculty Profile

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 conducting research and assisting in curriculum development in the area of Cyber security in India for over 5 months. She holds a Ph.D. in IT (Dissertation in Information Security) from George Mason University, VA, an M.S. (Mathematics), and a B.A. (Mathematics) and began her career as a High School Mathematics teacher.   Upon joining Howard, she significantly impacted the establishment of the Cyber Security curriculum and research at the University.  She has developed new teaching pedagogy in experiential learning and is distance learning certified.  

Dr. Goel actively participates in government grants and projects ranging from topics of Railway security to Cyber Risk Management; her work in expressed in her co-authored papers such as “Positive Train Control (PTC) Failure Mode,” “Secure Interchange Routing” and  “Mining malicious data corruption with Hidden Markov models.”  She assisted Howard University to become designated as a NSA Center of Excellence in Information Assurance.   Dr. Goel’s areas of specialization and research include information security, railway security, RFID privacy, enterprise security, profiling/data-mining, supply chains and security curriculum development. 

As a Fulbright, Dr. Goel focused on her primary goal to create awareness and sustainable programs to introduce cyber security skills and knowledge in the upcoming Information Systems and Business students (and future Indian IT leaders). A talented and employable workforce is needed in India to help address Cyber risks, prevention and detection.