Chief Operating Officer, National Cybersecurity Institute

Dr. Jane LeClair, Excelsior CollegeBefore joining Excelsior College in 2008, Dr. Jane LeClair worked in two areas, education and the nuclear industry. She taught at numerous colleges in the education and management programs and worked in the nuclear industry for Constellation Energy for 20 years in various management positions. She was involved in a variety of professional organizations, including the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), where she was Region Chair of the St. Lawrence Section of ASEE and the American Nuclear Society (ANS), where she served as Chair of the Education and Training Division. She has also worked with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and has chaired several international conferences and collaborated on numerous projects.

Jane is currently the chief operating officer for the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College in Washington, DC. Previously, she served as dean of the School of Business and Technology at Excelsior College in Albany, NY. She is a vocal advocate for attracting and retaining more women in the technology fields and established the Dr. Jane A. LeClair Scholarship Fund for Women in Technology at Excelsior College in 2012.

Expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Social Engineering
  • Adult Education
  • Supervision and management
  • Diversity
  • Teaching and administration
  • Nuclear training
  • Distance education
  • Women in technology

Education

  • Doctor of Education, Adult Education, Syracuse University
  • Master of Science, Organizational Psychology, Capella University
  • Master of Business Administration, City University
  • Master of Science Education, Vocational-Technical Education, SUNY Oswego
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Social Services, Syracuse University
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology/Nuclear Technology, University of the State of New York

Certification

  • Human Resources Certification Institute, Professional in Human Resources
  • Certified to teach American Sign Language
  • Certified Diversity Trainer
  • Certified Myers-Briggs Type Inventory
  • Certified Personal Trainer

Awards and Recognitions

  • Training Excellence Award, American Nuclear Society, 2005

Selected Presentations

  • “Certifications and Standards in Academia”, ISACA Conference, Arlington, Virginia.
  • “Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Education: Their Roles in Digital Crime Prevention”, Cybercrime Conference, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • “A Case for MOOCS”, American Society for Engineering Education, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • “Women in Cybersecurity”, STEM Tech, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Educating and Effective Cybersecurity Workforce, INFOSec, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “Nuclear Industry Meets National Cybersecurity Challenges”, American Nuclear Society, Washington, DC.
  • “Guarding the Gates”, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria.
  • “Adult Education Graduate Programs: Where Art Thou?”, Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults 37th Annual Conference.
  • “Researching Adult Learning Communities and Partnerships in the Local and Global Context”, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • “Perspective Transformation: Moving from Traditional to Transformative Learning”, American Nuclear Society, Washington, DC.
  • “Increasing Training Effectiveness and Improving Organizational Performance in Nuclear Power Plants: Management Perspective”, International Atomic Energy Association, Vienna, Austria.
  • “Evolution of Nuclear Power Plant Personnel Training Trends, New Needs and Performance Improvement Focus”, Knowledge Management Conference, Vienna, Austria.
  • “Distance Learning Implications”, American Nuclear Society, Hollywood, Florida.

Selected Publications

  • “Protecting our Future: Educating a Cybersecurity Workforce”, Editor, Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press
  • “Recognizing the Importance of Managing Diversity”, BNA Communications, Inc.
  • “Managing Nuclear Projects“ Woodhead Publishing, 2013.
  • The Importance of Organizational Ethics and Diversity,” IEEE-USA.
  • “The Need for a Personal Accountability Model in Leadership and Followership Training Programs,” American Nuclear Society.
  • “Workforce Diversity: Implications for the Nuclear Power Industry,” American Nuclear Society.
  • “Distance Learning Comes of Age: Implications for Nuclear Training Organizations,” American Nuclear Society and Nuclear Plant Journal.
  • “Achieving Excellence in Nuclear Facility Maintenance Personal Performance,” International Atomic Energy Agency.

Professional Membership and Affiliations

  • Society for Human Resource Management, PHR
  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Educators
  • American Nuclear Society
  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • American Society for Training & Development