The Cyber Education Journal is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access publication devoted to an integrated approach to cyber education. It welcomes submissions from scholars in multiple disciplines that address issues related to teaching and learning about the emergence and proliferation of connected digital technologies in contemporary society. These issues include cybersecurity, sustainability, privacy, workforce development, ethics, autonomous systems, communication, and domestic and international relations. It especially welcomes papers that take multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning about the cyber domain. The journal publishes essays from educators at all levels and is intended as a forum for broad conversation among researchers, teachers, and other practitioners.

This journal is devoted to raising awareness of and improving student learning about cyber-related issues and seeks to become an essential source of ideas and encouragement for all who teach or support the teaching of this emerging field of study. Although open to all manner of essays dealing with teaching-related issues, this journal particularly welcomes the following types of submissions:

  • Research essays that discuss and examine the effectiveness of specific interventions to elevate student learning about the cyber domain, through either direct means (curricula, content creation, pedagogies, instructional design, or techniques) or indirect (professional development strategies for faculty and teachers);
  • Reflective essays that explore issues highly relevant to those engaged in cyber education;
  • Reviews that critically assess digital, audiovisual, and print materials intended for classroom use.

How to Submit

The Call for Papers for the first edition of The Cyber Education Journal is now open. All submissions are initially assessed by the Editor.  If found compatible with the aims and scope of The Cyber Education Journal, a manuscript is then subjected to our double-blind peer review process. Submissions are not constrained by length requirements; authors are encouraged to use the amount of space appropriate for the topic. We encourage authors to use a parenthetical referencing system familiar to them.  Authors are discouraged from using footnotes or endnotes.

The Cyber Innovation Center is pleased to announce the establishment of an award in the amount of $1000 to recognize and celebrate the best essay on innovative approaches to cyber education published in the Cyber Education Journal this year.  All essays published in the Cyber Education Journalthis calendar year are eligible, and the selection will be based on the recommendations of an award committee drawn from the editorial board.

To ensure consideration for this inaugural year of the journal, submissions should be uploaded to the journal management site by June 30.

Our journal uses Open Journal Systems to manage submissions. Please click here to register and submit your paper.

For questions, please email Brian Etheridge.

Advisory Board


Zenia C. Bahorski Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Eastern Michigan University. PI of the Cyber Discovery Program at Eastern Michigan University in 2016. Co-wrote the Computer Continuum.

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Dr. Krystal Corbett received her BS and MS Mechanical Engineering (2008/2010), MS in Mathematics (2012), and PhD in Engineering Education (2012) at Louisiana Tech University.

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Christian Duncan earned the B.S. degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, in 1994, the M.S.E. degree in computer science degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science…

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Dr. Danielle Fowler is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Information Systems and Decision Science department at the University of Baltimore. Before moving to the USA she served on the faculties of Monash and Swinburne Universities in Australia.

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Dr. Chuck Gardner is the Director of Curriculum at the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). He received his BS from the US Merchant Marine Academy and his MBA and Ed.D. from the University of Phoenix.

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Dr. Jean Gourd is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Program Chair of Computer Science at Louisiana Tech University.  He has a diverse research program in the areas of cybersecurity…

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Steven D. Krause is a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University. Most of his teaching and scholarship concerns the connections between writing, pedagogy, and technology.

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Bob Liebman is Professor of Sociology at Portland State University. Interested in social change, social movements, and organizations and innovative teaching, his work received support from NSF, Lilly Endowment, and Social Science Research Council.

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Mark R. Nelson, Ph.D., MBA, CAE, joined the Computer Science Teachers Association as Executive Director in June 2015.  He is an award winning executive, teacher, and researcher.  Prior to CSTA, Mark provided international thought-leadership on the future of course materials and co-founded…

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Elizabeth Nix is an Assistant Professor of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies and the Director of the Helen P. Denit Honors Program at the University of Baltimore. An American Studies graduate of Yale College, Nix received her Ph.D. in American and New England Studies…

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Don Schillinger, Chase Bank Endowed Professor, serves as the P.I. and Co-director of UTeachTech and as dean of the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University.

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan is an Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore where he directs graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Security.

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Dr. Alicia Simmons is an experienced change management executive in higher education, small business and not for profit organizations. She employs theory, research, technology, business intelligence and predictive analytics to collaboratively define organizational vision, mission, goals and strategies.

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William Sverdlik is a professor of Computer Science at Eastern Michigan University, where he has taught for the past 17 years. He received his Master’s degree (mathematics) from the University of Michigan and his doctorate (computer science) from Wayne State University.

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Dr. Teo’s dissertation focused on Trusted Computing Technologies and Adoption and, as a researcher, he has published journal articles and a textbook chapter on Trusted Computing. He has been an industry liaison member of Trusted Computing Group (TCG) since 2011.

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Dr. Heath Tims, is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering and Science, and an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University and holds the endowed Cajun Contractors Professorship.

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Dr. Galen Turner received his B.S. from Loyola University (New Orleans) with majors in Mathematics and Religious Studies in 1992. He continued his studies in Mathematics at Louisiana State University where he earned his M.S. in Mathematics…

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