Edward J. Glantz PhD, MBA, BS, BA | PE, CISSP | College of Information Sciences and Technology
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Edward J. Glantz, PhD, MBA, BS, BA | PE, CISSP

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Edward Glantz
  • Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Assistant Director, Masters Programs

  • Academic Program Coordinator, Information Systems MPS

E322 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-3680
  • Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University

  • M.B.A., Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

  • B.A., General Arts and Science, Penn State University


Dr. Edward J. Glantz, P.E., CISSP has been with the College of IST faculty since 2009, where he has received IST’s Dean's Circle of Excellence award, McMurtry Teaching award, and Thomas Community Service award.  Prior to joining IST, Ed served ten-years with the Smeal College of Business faculty, receiving the Brand-Paiste Teaching award recognizing outstanding faculty.  Prior to joining Penn State, Ed has almost twenty-years managing technology, research, and marketing in the manufacturing and telecommunication industries, including startup work.

Ed is Assistant Director, Masters Programs, and Coordinator of IST’s Master of Professional Studies in Information Sciences - Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, and has developed and taught courses in security and enterprise architecture, risk, information security, application development, decision theory, and intelligence analysis.  Ed’s current research focus creates value for organizations by enhancing risk identification. 

Ed is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and holds the Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Penn State, M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.A. in Liberal Arts from Penn State. Ed has lived and worked in places such as Germany, Canada, New York, California, Washington, and New Jersey.  Ed and his wife are passionate Penn Staters.  Both are PSU alumni, along with their three children.

Research Keywords:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Identification
  • Small Business
  • Crisis Management

Integrative Risk Identification Approach for Mass-Gathering Security (Glantz, Ritter)

  • Proceedings of the 14th International ISCRAM Conference – Albi, France, 2017

Community Crisis Management Lessons from Philadelphia’s 1793 Epidemic (Glantz)

  • Proceedings of the 11th International ISCRAM Conference – University Park, Pennsylvania, 2014

A Student Guide To Success At Penn State (Glantz)

  • Paperback, ISBN 978-1105309441, 2011

Measuring the Business Impact of Knowledge Management (Ray, Glantz, Sundaresan, Pal, Bhargava, McHugh)

  • Proceedings of the 5th World Congress on Intellectual Capital, Hamilton (Canada), 2002

US Patent #5946646 A (Schena, Carr, Schena, Glantz)

  • Interactive advertising system and device, 1995