Darrell Carpenter is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He holds a Ph.D. in business administration with emphasis in information technology from The University of Texas at San Antonio, an M.S. in information technology with concentration in Infrastructure Assurance from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a B.S. in occupational education from Wayland Baptist University. He is an affiliate of UTSA’s Center for Education and Research in Information and Infrastructure Security (CERI2S).
Dr. Carpenter’s current research focuses on contemporary issues in cyber security including malicious code analysis and securing virtualized infrastructure. Additional areas of research include biometrics in the workplace, information systems privacy, secure software design, open-source software development and quantifying the impact of non-profit organizational IT investments. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed outlets including Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Information and Management, Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems, Proceedings of The Security Conference: Disclosures in Security, Assurance, and Privacy, Proceedings of the Bureau of Fire Research Labs Annual Fire Conference, and Proceedings of the Information Resources Management Association International Conference.
- Infrastructure assurance and security
- Malicious code analysis
- Securing virtualized infrastructure
- Impacts of virtualization on enterprise IT operations
- Impacts of virtualization on IS/IA education
- Biometrics in the workplace
- Information systems privacy
- Secure software design
- Open source software development
- Quantifying impact of non-profit organizational IT investments
“Measuring Success in Interorganizational Information Systems,” with Alexander McLeod and Jan G. Clark, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 22, Article 34, 2008, pp. 617–634.
“Virtual Organizational Learning in Open Source Software Development Projects,” with Yoris Au, Xiaogang Chen and Jan G. Clark, Information and Management, Vol. 46, 2009, pp. 9–15.
“Using Biometric Authentication to Improve Fire Ground Accountability: An Assessment of Firefighter Privacy Concerns,” with Alexander McLeod and Jan G. Clark, 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 2008.
“Integrating Emergency Operations with Biometric Authentication: Improving Fire Ground Accountability,” with Alexander McLeod and Jan G. Clark, 7th Annual Security Conference, June 2008.
“The Integration of Biometric Technologies with Fire Fighting Information Systems,” with Jan G. Clark and Alexander McLeod, 2007 Annual Fire Conference, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), April 2007.
“Virtual Organizational Learning in Open Source Software Development Projects,” with Yoris Au, Xiaogang Chen and Jan G. Clark, Proceedings of the 18th Information Resources Management Association International Conference, May 2007.