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Dr. Elizabeth Rasnick


Elizabeth Rasnick is an Assistant Professor at the University of West Florida’s Center for Cybersecurity. As a first-generation college student and a woman in STEM, she is driven to recruit and retain underrepresented populations in the cybersecurity talent pipeline. Her goal for students is that they understand cybersecurity is ever-evolving and they need to continuously update their skills. Dr. Rasnick’s research includes investigating the recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations in cybersecurity, cybersecurity education, and cybersecurity issues in supply chains. She has presented research and run workshops at regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Rasnick often speaks to community groups about cyber essentials. She is currently serving as the treasurer for the Florida affiliate of Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS-FL). She is a co-founder of the WiCyS Georgia Affiliate. Dr. Rasnick holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Longwood University and an M.S. in Computer Science and an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in Information Technology from Old Dominion University.





Ph.D., Information Technology
Old Dominion University, 2016

M.B.A., Information Technology
Old Dominion University, 2011

M.S., Computer Science
Old Dominion University, 2009

B.S., Computer Science
Longwood University, 1997


Speaking Topics

Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives in Cyberspace
Cybersecurity Essentials
Capture the Flag (CtF) Basics
Modeling Cybersecurity Events
Modeling Supply Chain Disruptions


Conference Proceedings

Rasnick, E. “Role-Play as a Teaching Methodology for General-Education Cyber Security” (2019) Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Practice (CCERP), Kennesaw State University.
Thackston, Rasnick and Kadlec. Case Study: Lessons Learned While Laying the Foundation for a High School Computer Science Curriculum. SAIS 2018 Proceedings 26.
Rasnick and Chatfield. “Information Blackouts in a Multi-Echelon Supply Chain Simulation”. Invited paper, Supply Chain and Logistics track, Winter Simulation Conference 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rasnick, E. 2016. A Study of the Impact of Information Blackouts on the Bullwhip Effect of a Supply Chain Using Discrete-Event Simulation. 2016 Modeling Simulation and Visualization Student Capstone Conference, Suffolk, Virginia.
Rasnick, E. and D.C. Chatfield. 2015. Simulating the Bullwhip Effect in a Multi-echelon Supply Chain. 2015 Modeling Simulation and Visualization Student Capstone Conference, Suffolk, Virginia.
Rasnick, E., J. Hilton, and F.G. Wilson. 2013. A Study of Contagion Spread among a Finite Human Population on a Naval Vessel. 2013 Modeling Simulation and Visualization Student Capstone Conference, Suffolk, Virginia.
Rasnick, E. 2012. Technology Adoption in the Home Inspection Industry. Decision Sciences Institute, 2012 Conference, San Francisco, California.
Fu, L., Maly, K., Rasnick, E., Wu, H., and Zubair, M. 2011. In A. Jose, D. Madalli, & A. Prasad (Ed.) User Experiments of a Social, Faceted Multimedia Classification System. Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Libraries & Knowledge Organization (156-167). Gurgaon, India: Management Development Institute.
Coppage, S., Wu, H., and Rasnick, E. 2010. Collaborative Computing Behaviors in a Digital Archive. IABPAD Conference Proceedings.
Rasnick, E. 2008. Looking Outside the Box. Inframation 2008, Reno, Nevada.


“Simulating Supply Chain Breaches with Arena”, Workshop, Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference 2021 with Chris Kadlec, September 8, 2021.
“Women in IT: Recruiting and Retaining Best Practices”, Convergence College Network Webinar
Presentation with Chris Kadlec, December 4, 2020. “Cyber Security Basics” virtual presentation, Parent University, November 4, 2020, presented to Parent University students.
“Cybersecurity Considerations when holding Virtual Classes” virtual presentation, Parent University, presented to Parent University instructors and administrators, September 19, 2020.
Panelist in Opening Session, Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Virtual Conference, April 15, 2020.
“Underrepresented student populations in an IT program: Successes and Failures”, Conference Presentation with Chris Kadlec, SEDSI 2020, Charleston, South Carolina, February 12-14.
“What is STEM?” Bulloch Retired Educators Association, March 14, 2018, Statesboro, Georgia.
“Cyber security”, United Methodist Women, Statesboro First Methodist Church, October 9, 2017, Statesboro, Georgia.


Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Populations in STEM Fields
Cybersecurity Workforce Development
Modeling and Simulation of Supply Chain Disruptions
Modeling and Simulation of Cybersecurity Events


He, W., Chee, T., Chong, D. Z., & Rasnick, E. (2012). Analyzing the trends of e-marketing from 2001 to 2010 with the use of bibliometrics and text mining. International Journal of Online Marketing, 2(1), 16–24.
He,W., Chee, T., Chong, D., & Rasnick, E. (2012). Using bibliometrics and text mining to explore the trends of e-marketing literature from 2001 to 2010. In E-Marketing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 341-349). IGI Global.

Community Leadership

Vice President, Northern Alabama Affiliate, WiCyS, May 2022 - present
Founding Officer, Georgia Affiliate, WiCyS, 2019 - 2002
Student Paper Track Chair, SEDSI, 2018 - present
IEEE Simulation, paper reviewer, 2019 - present
CCERP, journal and conference reviewer, 2017 - present

Awards and Honors

Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society, Induction 2021
Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Conference Attendance Grant, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, March 2019
Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, Induction 2016
Alpha Iota Delta International Honor Society, Induction 2015