Ali Vedadi is an assistant professor of information management with the Haslam College of Business Department of Accounting and Information Management. Previously, he spent four years as an assistant professor of information systems and analytics at Middle Tennessee State University’s Jones College of Business. Vedadi’s main research and teaching interest is in the information security and assurance area. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed outlets, such as the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information and Management, Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, and Computers and Security. He has taught multiple security courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is a CompTIA Security+ certified professional.