Anitha Chennamaneni is an Associate Professor, Beck Family Senior Faculty Fellow, and Chair of the Computer Information Systems department at the College of Business Administration, Texas A&M University-Central Texas. She has over ten years of experience providing academic leadership, strategic vision and direction for the department; budgeting; industry and community college partnerships and outreach; industry-driven, curriculum and programmatic development and delivery; student recruitment, retention, and academic success; faculty and staff hiring, development and retention; SACSCOC, AACSB, and ACBSP accreditation, etc. She also has over ten years of industry experience designing and implementing information systems. She has served in the leadership capacity on several university and college committees, including as the chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), graduate program leader, university research mentor, curriculum & assessment committee, accreditation, and strategic planning steering committee, faculty senate, hiring committees, among others. She is the director of the center for cybersecurity innovation center at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of cybersecurity, machine learning, data analytics, IT privacy, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. Her research publications appear in several peer-reviewed journals and conferences. She serves as PI/Co-PI on several contracts/grants, most notably as the PI on a $4.2 million cybersecurity contract awarded by the United States Air Force and the Department of Homeland Security and as Co-PI on two accelerating credentials of purpose and value grants in applied data analytics awarded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.