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Tamara Schwartz, DBA


Dr. Tamara Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Cybersecurity, 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. 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. Her research specialty is advanced cyber strategy, and she is the creator of the Dynamic Cyber-Based View of the Firm.


  • 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 (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. 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. 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; 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. The Cyberthreat Tsunami: A Rising Tidei, The Directors Conference, YCP, 2019

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

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