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Faculty Spotlight: Janine Spears

SpearsDr. Janine Spears joined the Department of Information Systems in CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business as an associate professor in fall 2016. Previously, Dr. Spears served as a faculty member in DePaul University’s School of Computing.

She is an expert in information security risk management and applies a business-driven approach to analyzing risk within operational work processes. She utilizes threat modeling methods to provide a visual representation of security risk and seeks to better communicate that risk to end users and systems developers. 

Her research has been published in MIS Quarterly, Information & Management, The Journal of Information Systems Education, ISACA Journal, and in IEEE and AIS conference proceedings.

Dr. Spears holds a Ph.D from the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a B.S. in computer information systems from California State University, Los Angeles.