(July 15, 2015) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio announces that Nicole Beebe, Ph.D. ’07, associate professor of cybersecurity, has been named the Melvin Lachman Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurship.
“It’s an honor,” she said. “It provides the opportunity to nurture the entrepreneurship side of cybersecurity at UTSA.”
Beebe, an associate professor in the College of Business, has conducted extensive research into digital forensics, including introducing methods to battle computer crime. She’s also done intensive work in behavioral, managerial and technical issues in cybersecurity. Beebe has also conducted research in cyber analytics and computational forensics in the field of data analytics. She received her Master of Science in criminal justice from Georgia State University in 1997 and her Ph.D. in business administration at UTSA in 2007, the same year she joined UTSA.
Beebe serves on the board of several international digital forensics conferences in addition to sitting on the board of directors for the Digital Forensic Consortium. She is also a licensed private investigator in the state of Texas and holds three professional certifications in digital forensics.
She said her students benefit most from her hands-on teaching style.
“I am not a fan of students graduating with just book knowledge,” she said. “My biggest push is to make sure students get their hands on computers, software and technology.”
Melvin Lachman, for whom the professorship was named, was a San Antonio native and World War II veteran who became an entrepreneur. Lachman started out with just $3000 selling pots and pans, but then shifted gears and built himself into one of the largest toy distributors in the Southwest. He sold that business in the 1970s and went into real estate in San Antonio. The endowed professorship was started to honor his memory at UTSA in 2012.
Beebe said she’s excited by the professorship because it not only showed her she’s doing good work but also gave her the resources to keep that work going.
“I think the best thing about UTSA is that it’s such a young university,” she said. “Usually that’s considered a negative, but we’re agile and innovative and hungry. Our youth and the quality of people we have make this university a place where we can do incredible things.”
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