Associate Professor, Hobby School of Public Affairs
Expertise: Cybersecurity education; social media and influence campaigns; cyber workforce development; international conflict and norms online; and applied cybersecurity for energy and logistics
Chris Bronk is an associate professor of information science and technology, with tenure, at the University of Houston. He has published a book, Cyber Threat: The Rise of Information Geopolitics in U.S. National Security and has published extensively on Internet censorship, online surveillance, border security, public diplomacy, and critical infrastructure protection. His academic work has been sponsored by the NSF, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Deloitte, Microsoft, and AT&T. He has served as both a Foreign Service Officer and Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of State.
As director of the University of Houston's graduate cybersecurity program, he has advised students who now work in banking, computing, energy, and government. Bronk is a widely quoted source on cybersecurity mattes, with his opinion or input appearing in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, der Spiegel, Foreign Policy, Scientific American, CNN, the BBC, and The Houston Chronicle. He holds an appointment in Rice University's Department of Computer Science. In addition to his Ph.D. from The Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Bronk also studied international relations at Oxford University and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.