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Stephanie Travis

Portrait of Stephanie Travis of Virginia Tech

Current University
Virginia Tech

Research Summary

Cyber operations, military planning and integration, and instruction.


Travis, who has worked at the Department of Defense, is the director of Virginia Tech’s Senior Military Colleges Cyber Institute. 

She has an academic background in computer science and cybersecurity, and focuses on assessing and improving cybersecurity efforts on networks ranging from small enclaves to coordinating cybersecurity across 46 unique Department of Defense organizations. 

Travis is a 10-year active-duty Air Force veteran with notable assignments at U.S. Cyber Command’s Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks, USAFWS (instructor), and the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team.

Travis earned a M.S. in cybersecurity and a B.S. in computer science..

Alma Maters

Johns Hopkins University

United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)

United States Air Force Weapons School (USAFWS)