Anne Kohnke

Associate Professor of Cybersecurity

Anne Kohnke
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 211
Phone: 313-993-3338
Anne Kohnke
Risk Management
Digital Forensics
Computer Networking


Anne Kohnke, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity in the Cybersecurity & Information Systems Department. After a 25-year career in IT, Anne transitioned from a Vice President of IT and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) position into full-time academia in 2011. Kohnke was a tenured Associate Professor at Lawrence Technological University where she taught technical IT and cybersecurity courses. She served on numerous committees and assisted in the efforts to achieve AACSB accreditation.

Kohnke brings her industry experiences into the classroom and designs experiential learning assignments for students around real-world work scenarios to help build conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking skills. Kohnke’s research is focused in the area of cybersecurity, risk management, threat modeling, and mitigating attack vectors. Anne has recently coauthored five books in this field of study with a sixth book due out in print in March 2020.

In 2016, Kohnke was instrumental in the recertification efforts of the Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) at Detroit Mercy and plans to lead the certification efforts of the bachelor and master degree programs as well as the leadership role of the CAE-CD.

Kohnke earned her Ph.D. from Benedictine University, an MBA from Lawrence Technological University, and is pursuing a Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology at the University of Michigan Dearborn.