Suzanna Schmeelk

Assistant Professor
Dr. Suzanna Schmeelk is an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity and Co-Director of St. John's University M.S. in Cyber and Information Security. She comes to St. John’s University with over ten years of technical information security industry experience at organizations including The City of New York, Bell Laboratories, Yahoo!, eBay, Sloan Kettering, Battelle, New York Presbyterian and Paradyne. Additionally, Dr. Schmeelk spent over 10 years teaching and as a visiting researcher in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) at numerous organizations (Rutgers University, Pace University, University of Maryland Global Campus, Cooper Union, Touro University, University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, New York University, Parsons School of Design, and The New York Academy of Science). Dr.Schmeelk holds 2 doctorates: a D.P.S. in Computing specializing in Mobile Security from Pace University and an Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from Rutgers University. Dr. Schmeelk holds an M.B.A. specializing in Cybersecurity from University of Maryland Global Campus (Expected 2021) and 4 M.S. degrees: M.S. Cybersecurity from University of Maryland Global Campus , M.S. Data Visualization from Parsons - The New School for Design, M.S. Computer Science from William and Mary, M.S. Technology Management from New York University; and a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from University of Richmond. Finally, Dr. Schmeelk holds two state certificates in Cybersecurity from Stanford University and New York University along with multiple industry certifications. A list of her publications can be found on Google Scholar.

Research Interests

Dr. Schmeelk’s research interests lie in Cybersecurity, Computational Thinking, Mathematics Education, Mobile/Health Technology Security, special topics in Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity Risk Management and Social Justice.

Courses Taught

CSS
1005
FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBER SECURITY
CSS
1006
MGT OF INFORMATION SECURITY
CSS
1008
HEALTHCARE INFO SECURITY
CSS
1011
NETWORK SECURITY
CSS
1015
WIRELESS SECURITY
CSS
1035
SECURE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
DFR
1001
INTRO TO DIGITAL FORENSICS
DFR
1011
ADVANCED COMPUTER FORENSICS