Dr. Linda K. Lau joined the faculty of the College of Business and Economics at Longwood University in 1994, and she is currently an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Security (ISYS) with the College. She earned her Ph.D. in Management, specializing in Management Information Systems (MIS), from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, in 1993. She received her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and MBA from Illinois State University, in 1986 and 1987, respectively. Lau worked as a flight attendant for Singapore International Airlines for six years (1978-1984), and as a financial consultant with Salomon Smith Barney for one year.
Over the years, Lau had taught many MIS and Management courses, which includes Principles of MIS, Database Management, Systems Analysis and Design, Visual Basic, Introduction to Computer Security, Forensics, and Law, Business Ethics, and Business Statistics. She was honored with the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award in 2006. On April 25, 2002, she received the CHI Commendation: "For her love of teaching in the Hiner School of Business, For her dedication to her students, For her love of the blue and white". Besides teaching and advising, Lau has authored and co-authored many journal and conference articles, and sits on numerous editorial boards. Some of the editorial boards that she is involved with are Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL), SAM Advanced Management Journal, Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), and Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM). Linda edited two books that were published by Idea Group Publishing, Inc.: Distance Learning Technologies: Issues, Trends and Opportunities in 2000 and Managing Business with SAP: Planning, Implementation and Evaluation in 2004. She co-authored a textbook, titled Exploring: Microsoft Word 2013, 1st edition, to be published by Pearson in Summer 2013.
She is the publications editor of the proceedings for the 8th Annual Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law. The conference was held in Richmond, Virginia, USA, on June 10-12, 2013. She also serves as the copy editor of the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, which publishes four issues a year.
Her current research interest focuses on digital forensics, enterprise resource planning, campus ethics, hybrid/online learning, and e-commerce. She successfully completed a 4-day computer forensics course on the X-Ways Integrated Computer Forensics software and a 1-day File Systems Revealed course held in Orland Park, IL, on May 20-24, 2013.