Natalie M. Scala

Towson University

Natalie M. Scala is a tenure track assistant professor in the College of Business and Economics at Towson University.  She earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Her primary research is in decision analysis, with foci on military applications and cybersecurity.  Specific projects include army unit readiness, risk in voting systems, cybersecurity metrics and best practices, naval seabasing, nuclear power plants, and workforce planning.  She teaches courses on business analytics and created curriculum on the intersections of decision analysis and cybersecurity for the Cyber4All program.

Dr. Scala frequently consults to government clients and has extensive professional experience, to include positions with Innovative Decisions, Inc., the United States Department of Defense, the RAND Corporation, and the FirstEnergy Corporation.

Her first book, a co-edited volume titled Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research, is forthcoming from CRC Press in early 2020.  She is an associate editor for Engineering Management Journal and is currently serving on the boards of the Military Applications Society and the SpORts Section of INFORMS.