Amy S. Hamilton, Ph.D. is the Visiting Faculty Chair from the Department of Energy to the Department of Defense (DOD) National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC). She has served for the past three years as the Senior Advisor for National Cybersecurity Policy and Programs at the Department of Energy. She spent two years as a senior cyber security policy analyst at the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. She served in the Michigan Army National Guard as a communications specialist and was commissioned into the U.S. Army Officer Signal Corp, serving on Active Duty and later the U.S. Army Reserves. She has worked at both the U.S. European Command and the U.S. Northern Command & North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on multiple communications and IT projects.
She became a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute in 2007 and earned her Certified Information Security Manager certification in 2011. She presented on the “The Secret to Life from a PMP” at TEDxStuttgart in September 2016. She taught Project Management Tools at Colorado Technical University and was a facilitator for the Master’s Degree Program in Project Management for Boston University. She is an award-winning public speaker and has presented in over twenty countries on overcoming adversity, reaching your dreams, cyber security, and project management.
Amy holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Geography, from Eastern Michigan University, a Master of Science (MS) in Urban Studies from Georgia State University, Master in Computer Science (MSc) from the University of Liverpool, Master Certificate in Project Management (PM) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) from the National Defense University, and completed the U.S. Air University, Air War College. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Regent University in their Organizational Leadership Program with a dissertation on “Unexpected Virtual Leadership: The Lived Experience of U.S. Government IT and Cybersecurity Leaders transitioning from physical to virtual space for COVID-19.”
Amy’s motto is “A woman who is passionate about project management, public speaking, and shoes.”