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Tamara Schwartz, DBA


Dr. Tamara Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity and Business Administration, a retired Air Force Officer, an independent consultant, and recognized innovator with over 20 years of National Security experience. Tamara was the Chief Technology Officer for Air Force Enterprise Networking, where her thought leadership informed the standup of Cyber Command and the design of various command centers supporting Joint Space, Cyber, and Global Strategic Operations as well as the National Military Command Center. Her work at the US Embassy in Amman, Jordan earned her the 2011 Information Operations Officer of the Year and an Honorable Mention for the 2011 Massachusetts Veteran of the Year. Tamara participates in the Cybersecurity at MIT-Sloan interdisciplinary consortium for improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity, an international think tank for cybersecurity. Comfortable with ambiguity and the complexity of today's information driven organizations, Tamara is a skilled information and cyber strategist known for her game-changing, collaborative approaches to drive technological, cultural and process innovation. She received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, her M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton, and her Doctorate of Business Administration from the Fox School of Business, Temple University. She is the creator of the Dynamic Cyber-Based View of the Firm, a strategic lens to evaluate globalization, advanced technology, and the intersection of information warfare, privacy, business strategy, and ethics.


  • DBA, Temple University, Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, PA (2019)
  • MS, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (1996)
  • BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (1992)


Schwartz, Tamara; McNeal, Franne; Cabarle, Carla (2022) Cascade High Organics: Entrepreneurial Growth and Strategy in the Budding Cannabis Industry, Sage Business Cases Sage

Schwartz, Tamara; Jordahl, Jena; Don, Christine; Dragotta, Gene (2021) Pandemic Management with Mobile Applications: Designing an Experiment in Ethical AI, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute 50th Annual Conference 2021 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute

Schwartz, Tamara (2020) Computer science, cybersecurity? That’s women’s work | Opinion, Penn Live Harrisburg Patriot News

Schwartz, Tamara (2020) How to date your A.I., Salon Media Group

Schwartz, Tamara (2019) Russia’s information warfare on the United States is a clear and present danger that is costing Americans millions | Opinion, PennLive Patriot News

Schwartz, Tamara; Schuff, David; Wray, Matt (2019) A Dynamic Cyber-Based View of the Firm, AMCIS 2019 Proceedings, Volume Twenty-fifth Americas Conference, Pages 1-10. Association for Information Systems

Schwartz, Tamara; Schuff, David (2018) The Cyber-Based View of the Firm: A Framework for Survival in the Information Economy, Institute for Business and Information Technology, Volume 2017-2018 Temple University

Schwartz, Tamara (2014) The Art of the Now: Decision Making and the Big Data Conundrum, SAS White Paper SAS Institute Inc.


Schwartz, Tamara; Cohn, Fred; Wrenn, George; Pearlson, Keri; Parada, Ignacio. Changing the Conversation: Cybersecurity as a Competitive Advantage, Cybersecurity Innovation Symposium at CAMS, Cybersecurity at MIT - Sloan, 2022

Schwartz, Tamara. Intelligent Systems Design and Ethical AI, PMI Monthly Meeting, Program Management Institute, 2021

Schwartz, Tamara. Exploring Covid-19 as a Transportation Problem, Monthly Meeting, APICS/ASCM, 2021

Schwartz, Tamara. Success in a Global Workplace: Why Culture Matters, Parallel Wireless Training Program, Parallel Wireless, 2021

Schwartz, Tamara. Panel: Legal Ethical and Social Issues Session 3, 50th Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, 2021

Schwartz, Tamara. Beacon Monthly Meeting, Beacon Monthly Meeting, Beacon network, Philadelphia, 2021

Schwartz, Tamara. Women in the Military, Gettysburg College Women in Leadership Course, Gettysburg College, 2021

Norrie, James; Schwartz, Tamara. IQ4U Podcast Series, , cyberconIQ, 2021

Schwartz, Tamara; Schuff, David; Wray, Matt. The Dynamic Cyber-Based View of the Firm: Dynamic Interactions During a Cyberattack, Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS) Research Group, MIT Sloan, 2019

Schwartz, Tamara. A Dynamic Cyber-Based View of Higher Education, The Directors Conference, YCP, 2019

Schwartz, Tamara. The Dynamic Cyber-Based View of the Firm: Implications for Practice, Digitization 2020 Conference, Fox School of Business, 2019

Schwartz, Tamara; Schuff, David; Wray, Matt. A Dynamic Cyber-Based View of the Firm, AMCIS 2019, AIS, 2019

Schwartz, Tamara. The Cyberthreat Tsunami: A Rising Tide, BIG University, Business Information Group, 2019

Schwartz, Tamara. A Cyber-Based View of Project Management, PMI Monthly Meeting, PMI, 2018

Kelepouris, Christos; Schwartz, Tamara; Cabarle, Carla; Govindasamy, Saravana; Smith, Jr., James. Franchising in Emerging Markets: McDonald’s Expansion into Moldova – A Case Study., 11th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social, and Cultural Aspects, Global Studies - Athens Institute for Education & Research, 2017