Dr. Laura A. Jones

Dr. Laura Jones

Dissertation Chair/Adjunct Professor


Dr. Laura Jones is a highly regarded risk management strategist and practitioner, primarily in the areas of cybersecurity and information security. She has spoken internationally on the topics of risk management and quality assurance. Dr. Jones has also served as an Associate Dean at a graduate school as well as a professor and guest lecturer for various institutions. She currently serves as a Doctoral Chair at Capitol Technology University and is an Adjunct Instructor at Carnegie Mellon University where she coaches senior leadership teams through the Chief Risk Officer Executive Education Program. She has published multidisciplinary, indexed chapter books, as well as children's books on the topic of internet risk and cyber safety.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Risk Management
  • Cybersecurity and Information Security
  • Product Management
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Quality Systems Management



  • Doctor of Philosophy Product Management, Capitol Technology University (2020)
  • Master of Science of Quality Systems Management (2005)
  • Bachelor of Science Management Studies, University of Maryland University College (2003)
  • Cybersecurity Policy Graduate Certificate, University of Maryland University College (2010)

Executive Education

  • Artificial Intelligence: Business Strategies and Applications, UC Berkeley (Haas School of Business)
  • Chief Risk Officer Program, Carnegie Mellon University (Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy)
  • Leadership Decision Making, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Professional Achievements

  • 20 years of active-duty military service; retired MSG/E-8
  • Developed risk management programs from concept through execution for The Pentagon, Departments of Treasury and Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and Fortune 500 companies
  • Authored children’s picture books on cybersecurity/internet safety

Professional Certifications

  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
  • Project Management Institute-Risk Management Professional
  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT
  • Certified Information Security Manager
  • Project Management Professional
  • Certified NIST Cyber Security Framework Lead Implementer
  • AI Prompting Essentials Certified

Honors & Awards 

  • Governance, Risk and Compliance Leader, MetricStream
  • CSO50 Best-in-Class Security Project Award
  • Dr. Jeremiah O'Connell Distinguished Service Award
  • 2018 Women of Color STEM Special Recognition Award
  • Legion of Merit Award and Meritorious Service Medal (4x)
  • Lifetime Memberships – 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
  • Airborne and Air Assault Badges

International Speaking Engagements

  • 2nd Annual Enterprise Risk Management-Middle East Conference. Dubai, UAE
  • COMMAND CONTROL Cybersecurity Summit. Munich, Germany
  • National Retail Federation (NRF) PROTECT Conference. Anaheim, CA

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Executive Member, IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) (2019 – Current)
  • Advisory Committee on Cybersecurity for Executive Education (2018– Current)
  • Executive Member, RiskBoard.org (2020 – Current)
  • Senior Advisory Board Member, L.E.A.D.S. Program, Benedictine University (2021-2022)
  • Member, ISACA (2017 – Current)
  • Member, Project Management Institute (2007 – Current)

Portfolio/Personal Website