Emma Alexander

Emma Alexander

Vice Dean, Cybersecurity Graduate Program

University of Maryland University College

Prior to Vice Dean, Emma Garrison-Alexander was chair and assistant collegiate professor, UMUC’s Cybersecurity Program, and an adjunct faculty for the Cybersecurity Policy Program.

Garrison-Alexander has served as the assistant administrator for Information Technology (IT) and chief information officer (CIO) for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). There, she led TSA’s IT organization with an annual budget responsibility of $400 million.

Before joining TSA, Garrison-Alexander served for 25 years with the National Security Agency. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Masters of Science in Telecommunications Management and a Doctor of Management in Technology and Information Systems.