Mary Ann Hoppa

Mary Ann Hoppa

Associate Professor, Norfolk State University

Mary Ann Hoppa, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Norfolk State University (NSU) and the cybersecurity graduate program coordinator. She is a co-Principal Investigator in NSU’s Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity and the Integrated High-Performance Computing Platform project (both funded by the Department of Defense). Hoppa serves as the department’s process improvement lead for assessments and accreditation, and university-wide strategic planning. Prior to joining NSU, Hoppa was a traveling faculty for the University of Maryland, University College Cybersecurity Graduate School in Europe. She entered academia after a multi-decade career at a federally funded research and development center.

“Not-So-Big” Data Analytics for Better Academic Outcomes


The desire to make rationalized, data-driven decisions is prompting organizations to consider how to make “big data” analytics part of their solutions. For resource-limited academic institutions, this may seem like an unattainable transformation. And yet, when appropriately leveraged, data on any scale can be useful to achieve greater efficiencies and better outcomes almost immediately. This […]

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