Jennifer McArdle is an Assistant Professor of Cyber Defense at Salve Regina University and a Fellow in Defense Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council. Jennifer currently leads a research project that explores computer network operations and the military's synthetic training environment. Her academic interests include cyber enabled power and statecraft, military readiness, and innovation. Her work has been featured in such outlets as Real Clear World, The Cyber Defense Review, National Defense Magazine, War on the Rocks, among others. She currently serves on Congressman James Langevin's Cyber Rhode Island Advisory Committee.
Jennifer was previously at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, where she served as a contractor for the Department of Defense, Defense Microelectronics Activity on cyber hardware and supply chain security. She has formerly held positions at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S. National Defense University, in addition to working in New Delhi, India at two defense research institutions. She is currently a PhD candidate in War Studies at King's College London and was a recipient of the RADM Fred Lewis doctoral scholarship in modeling and simulation from I/ITSEC. She holds a M.Phil in Politics from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in Political Science and Justice Studies, summa cum laude, phi beta kappa, from the University of New Hampshire.