Dr John Nugent, DBA

Professor of Accounting and Finance – SMC University
Associate Prof. Graduate School of Mgmt – University of Dallas
Adjunct Professor, James Madison University (JMU), Harrisonburg, VA

Academic Credentials

  • Doctor of Business Administration , Business School Lausanne
  • LLM, University of Strathclyde Law School, Glasgow (exp. 2009)
  • Master of Science Accounting, Southeastern University, Washington, D.C.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Dr. Nugent has substantial expertise in INFOSEC, information security, and COMSEC, communications security which  are critical elements in securing an enterprise’s most valuable assets, its knowledge base and the means of communicating that knowledge. Dr. Nugent has been a leader in the INFOSEC and COMSEC arenas for almost two decades and has led INFOSEC and COMSEC component, system developments and implementations in over 90 countries in order to address both governmental and multinational requirements.

Dr. Nugent also drafted one of the first papers on potential future electronic wars entitled, “Bits and Bytes versus Bullets and Bombs.”  The thrust of this paper was to lay out how electronic vulnerability of information and communication systems might well determine the outcome of future conflicts as much as physical destruction.  He additionally co-developed the INFOSEC Security Hierarchy Model now used at GSM and achieved for the University of Dallas Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Accreditation from the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security in 2003. Additionally, Dr. Nugent qualified the university as one of only seven in the U.S. authorized to award all U.S. Government CNSS 4011 – 4015 academic credentials to qualified students.

Academic Positions

  • Professor of Accounting & Finance – SMC University
  • Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Management, University of Dallas
  • Adjunct Professor, James Madison University (JMU), Harrisonburg, VA

Main Academic Interests

  • Security Infastructure Hierarchtical Modeling
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Disaster Planning

Honors And Awards

  • Dean’s List Student, Southeastern University
  • Diplome de Citoyen D’Honneur, Republic of France, June 1988.
  • TOP 10 Rising Stars selection made by Defense Electronics magazine (July 1989) as one of the leaders in the defense electronics and communications industries.
  • Business School Lausanne, Highest Honors in the DBA degree program, 1989
  • Recipient, Haggar Presidential Award, University of Dallas
  • Faculty award for Curriculum Innovation
  • Hanebeck, H.C., John Nugent, Mahesh Raisinghani, and Stan Kroder, “Globe Ranger Corporation,” Cases in Worldwide E-Commerce: Theory in Action. Published January 2002, IDEA Group Publishing, Hershey, PA. ISBN 1-930708-27-0. Peer Reviewed publication. Case in Published Book.
  • Nugent, J.H., Plan to Win: Analytical and Operational Tools – Gaining Competitive Advantage, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-283120-0, April 2002, 132 pages. Book is a strategy primer that demonstrates proprietary and novel, but fundamental, tools to gain competitive advantage. Published Book.
  • Nugent, J.H., Plan to Win: Analytical and Operational Tools – Gaining Competitive Advantage, McGraw-Hill, 2nd Edition, ISBN 0-07293161-2, March 2003, 148 pages. Book is an updated and expanded strategy primer that demonstrates proprietary and/or novel, but fundamental, tools to gain competitive advantage. Published Book. Selected Best Seller, Denmark, 2007. Recommended text at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (//158.132.160.9/record=b2121929 and www.lib.polyu.edu.hk/addlist/book_mth/6.htm
  • Nugent, J.H., American Bar Association (ABA) – Deputy Chair and co- author of the Best Practices chapter of the Standards, Best Practices & Resources Working Group sub-committee of the ABA International Guide for Cyber Security Committee (2002-present) – ABA Policy book published August 2003. ISBN 1-59031-332-1. Chapter in Published Book. Committee and Editorial Reviewed.
  • Nugent, J.H., Book Chapter, “Directions in Wireless Telecommunications: Analytical and Operational Pathfinders”, in Wireless Communications and Mobile Commerce, Idea Group Publishing. ISBN 1-59140-212-3 (s/c). Fall 2003. Peer reviewed publication. Chapter in Published Book.
  • Nugent, J.H., American Bar Association (ABA) – Republished work. Co-Author of the Best Practices chapter of the ABA International Guide for Cyber Security republished by the World Bank. Chapter in Published Book. Committee and Editorial Reviewed. Link
  • Nugent, J.H., Mahesh Raisinghani, “Intelligent Agents for Competitive Advantage: Requirements and Issues,” in Business Intelligence in the Digital Economy: Opportunities, Limitations and Risks, Idea Group Publishing. 2004. ISBN 1-59140-206-9. Peer reviewed publication. Chapter in Published Book.
  • Nugent, J.H., “The Telecom Downturn: Could it have been predicted?” in the Annual Review of Communications, Vol. 57, International Engineering Consortium, Chicago, IL. Peer reviewed publication. Article in Published book. Fall 2004, pgs 1418, ISBN 0-931695-28-8.//www.iec.org/pubs/print/aroc57_toc.html
  • Nugent, J.H., “Critical Trends in Telecommunications,” article in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Volume I – V, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA. Peer reviewed publication. Article in Published Book, 2005, pgs 3,807, ISBN 1-591-40-553-X. //www.idea-group.com/encyclopedia/details.asp?ID=4455&v=contributors
  • Nugent, J.H. et al. Jody Westby, Editor. Roadmap to an Enterprise Security Program, American Bar Association, peer reviewed. 2005. ISBN 1590315014.
  • Nugent, J.H., and Mahesh Raisinghani, “Intelligent Agents for Competitive Advantage,” article in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Volume I – V, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA. Peer reviewed publication. Article in Published Book, 2005, pgs 3,807. ISBN 1-591-40-553-X.
  • Nugent, J.H. and Mahesh Raisinghani, “Bits and Bytes vs. Bullets and Bombs: A New Form of Warfare,” Encyclopedia of Cyber Warfare and Cyber Terrorism, Peer reviewed publication, chapter accepted. IGI Publishing, Hershey, PA. Publication Fall 2007. ISBN: 978-1-59140-991-5.
  • Nugent, J.H. and David Gordon, “Critical Trends, Tools, and Issues in Telecommunications,” article in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 2nd. Ed. Peer Reviewed. IGI Publishing, Hershey, PA. Expected publication 2008.
  • Nugent, J. H., David Gordon, Fernando Arelleano, “The Hidden Threat: Technology Exploitation.” Paper published on conference web site to be presented at ICIW 2008 Conference on Information Warfare at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Peer Reviewed.//t08.cgpublisher.com/proposals/26/index_html
  • Nugent, J.H., Mahesh Raisinghani, Information Security: Guidance for Executives, Managers, and Professionals in Defining “The Information Security Manager” Position and Career Paths, Information Systems and Audit Control Association (ISACA), a 65,000 member professional association that certifies qualified parties as CISMs and CISAs. Expected publication 2008. Work submitted for publication. Peer Reviewed.
  • Nugent, J.H., “Foreign Competitive Intelligence: A Personal View,” March 6, 1992, Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, Conference Presenter, Washington, D.C., Seventh Annual International Conference, March 25-27, 1992, paper and presentation published as part of conference proceedings. Received recognition from the U.S. National Security Agency for comprehensiveness of topic coverage. Refereed publication.
  • Nugent, J.H., A Disaggregate Valuation Model: A Discriminant Weighting Approach, February 2001, Paper presented at Predator or Prey II Conference, London, UK, published, SMI Group, conference proceedings, committee reviewed. Paper presented a new approach and methodology in measuring “tailored enterprise value.” Refereed publication.
  • Nugent, J.H. and Mahesh Raisinghani, “E-Business Security: Issues and Drivers,” Dallascon Information Security Conference, Plano, TX, paper published as part of the conference proceedings. Co-wrote paper with Dr. Michael Raisinghani and presented paper on May 4. (www.dallascon.com), May 4, 2002. Refereed publication.
  • Nugent, J.H., “Directions in Telecommunications – Analytical Pathfinders” – 10th International Conference on Telecommunication Systems Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, October 3-6, 2002. Paper and presentation will demonstrate empirical and proprietary models for predicting business and industry future performance and how to lever this understanding for competitive advantage. Paper accepted with revisions. Presentation and Refereed publication.
Professional Membership

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
  • Greater Washington (D.C.) Society of Certified Public Accountants (GWICPA).
  • Texas Society of CPAs.
  • Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).
  • Institute of Management Accountants. (IMA)
  • National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (NCFEs)
  • Dallas Committee on Foreign Affairs.
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Society for Advancement of Management (SAM).
  • American Bar Association (ABA) – Deputy Chair of the Best Practices & Resources Working Group sub-committee of the ABA Privacy & Computer Crime Committee
  • The Council of Advisors – Member – //www.thecouncils.com
  • Virginia Society of CPAs
  • Financial Executives International (FEI)

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Information Security Manager
  • Forensic Certified Public Accountant