Dr Suvineetha Hearth joined SMC University as a faulty member in 2013. Currently she is mentoring Doctorate and Master’s level students in the completion of their dissertation. Before joining SMC she taught Business and Information Systems departments at several Universities and four-year colleges, all located in the United States, Japan and Bahrain. This expansive list includes Dubuque University in Iowa, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and Atlantic Cape Community College in the state of New Jersey and university of Bahrain. She also worked as a teaching and research assistant at the Gifu University, and a visiting instructor at Gifu Technical College, both in Japan. Through over fifteen years of teaching, She has developed and taught multidisciplinary undergraduate course that brings together wide range of Management, Information Systems & Technology areas.
She received her PhD in Public Policies from the Gifu University, Japan in 1998 as a Rotary Yoneyama graduate Scholar. Also, she continued the coursework required for a second PhD in International Law at Asahi University in Japan. Her research interests include security policies, protocols for security, access control, authentication, integrity, Information Assurance and e-learning. She has authored and co-authored several journal papers and conference papers related to these areas.
Being cognizant of the ever-evolving nature of academia, she has adopted a very strong commitment to staying current and updated in her fields and lifelong learning. She completed several professional development courses in recent advances in Computing & Network Cryptography and Computer Security at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA. She also completed a course on Alice and Media Computations course sponsored by the National Science Foundation, USA. In 2006 and 2007, she completed courses in Software Architecture for Educators I and II, offered at Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
She is a Life member of Sri Lanka Bar Association and senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE W) and an active member of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM). Currently, she is leading the ACM GULF Region Teaching and Learning group and organizing IEEE Computer Society in Bahrain. As an Attorney-at-Law, she serves for the Hearth Foundation as the Vice President of Legal Affairs and Reforms.