Dr. Rajni Goel is a Professor and former Chairperson of the Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Department in the School of Business at Howard University. Dr. Goel served as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in India, conducting research and assisting in curriculum development in the area of Cyber security. She currently serves as the Director of Research of the Howard University Cyber-Security Education and Research Center (CERC), assisting with it’s establishment and funding from industry and government entities. Dr. Goel participates as a panelist in various forums where she enjoys discussing Business of Cyber Security, diversity of thought and careers for developing a robust Cyber-Security ecosystem. She has served as Cyber- Security Speaker in Malaysia as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Information Programs.
She holds a Ph.D. in IT (Dissertation in Information Security), an M.S. (Mathematics), and a B.A. (Mathematics) and began her career as a High School Mathematics teacher. Upon joining Howard University, she significantly impacted the establishment of the Cyber Security Education and Research Center, including assisting Howard University to become designated as a NSA Center of Excellence in Information Assurance. She has developed new teaching pedagogy in experiential learning and is distance learning certified.
Dr. Goel actively participates in government grants and projects ranging from topics of Railway security to Cyber Risk Management. Her research interests range from information security, railway security, RFID privacy, enterprise security, to supply chains and curriculum development. She has published on these topics in journals such as Journal of Computer Security and , International Journal of Strategic Management, Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering and Journal of Transportation Technologies.