Jennifer L. Breese, D.Sc.

Frable Building, 201Q
Penn State Greater Allegheny 4000 University Drive McKeesport, PA 15132

Jennifer earned a doctorate degree in Information Systems and Communications in 2011 from Robert Morris University. She has authored nearly forty research and conference publications relating to how technology changes social norms. Additionally, Jennifer holds a master's degree in leadership from Duquesne University.

Jennifer, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, worked in several technology-related positions, including nine years at FedEx both in Pittsburgh and Boston, Massachusetts. 

She has also spent thirteen years in the collegiate education environment as both an adjunct and full-time professor. She is currently an Assistant Professor teaching Cybersecurity and Information Sciences and Technology for Penn State University. 

Teaching Interests: Cyber Education

Area(s) of Expertise: Cyber Education

Research relating to how technology changes social norms.

Breese , J. L., Fox , M., & Vaidyanathan, G. (2022). Ransomware: A Primer, suggested deterrence and a systems thinking approach. Issues In Information Systems, 23(4), 230–242.

Homan , J., Breese , J. (2022). QR Code Hacking – Detecting Multiple Vulnerabilities in Android Scanning Software. Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research , 15, 1–7. 

Fox, M., Breese, J. L., & Vaidyanathan, G. (2021). Competency evaluation for careers in business intelligence analysis. Issues in Information Systems, 22(4).

Breese, J. L., Fox, M. A., & Vaidyanathan, G. (2020). Live music performances and the internet of things. Issues in Information Systems, 21(3).

Breese, J. L., Conforti, M., & Peslak, A. (2020). An exploration of gender bias in information technology job advertisments. Issues in Information Systems, 21(3).

Breese, J. L., Park, S. J., & Vaidyanathan, G. (2019). Blockchain Technology adoption in supply chain management: Two theoretical perspectives. Issues in Information Systems, 20(2).

Robert Morris University, Doctorate of Science in Information Systems and Communications, 2011

Duquesne University Master of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies; Concentration in Leadership, 2002

California University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1996