Dr. Farr started her professional career with the Federal Government working for the Department of Defense (DoD) immediately upon graduating High School.  What began as a three-month temporary assignment, turned into a 30-year career where she is currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of Information Technology  and Telecommunications at a DoD military installation.  At one point, Dr. Farr took a 10-year sabbatical from federal service to work for a fortune 50 company and a non-profit research organization garnering experience in emerging technologies and their applications in the private and non-profit sectors.

Dr. Farr began her teaching career over 18 years ago, teaching both on-campus and online courses and found that sharing knowledge and experience with her students to be the highlight of her career. She is passionate about mentoring and guiding tomorrow's cyber and IT professionals toward success because organizations need these skill-sets today, more than ever before.

In her spare time, Dr. Farr enjoys riding mountain bikes and traveling the mountain bike racing circuits of Georgia and Florida providing support and water bottles to her very competitive husband!  She also enjoys visiting her children and their growing families in North Georgia.

PhD Information Technology, Capella University, 2016

MS Computer Science, Columbus State University, 2001

BS Technical, Trade, and Industrial Education, Valdosta State University, 1992

Farr, L. & Lind, M. (2019). Motivating language and intent to stay in a backsourced information technology environment, Journal of Global Information Management, 27(3).

Farr, L. L. (2016, November). Motivating language and intent to stay in a backsourced information technology environment, Paper presented at the annual conference of the Decision Sciences Institute, Austin, Texas.

  • Cybersecurity
  • Risk Management
  • Network Security
  • Databases Systems
  • Management
  • Data Analytics