Eman El-Sheikh is Associate Vice President at the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity. She has extensive expertise in cybersecurity education, research, and workforce development. She was recognized among the 2020 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity by Security magazine. El-Sheikh leads the National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program and Southeast Centers of Academic Excellence Regional Hub among other initiatives. Her research focuses on using artificial intelligence and machine learning for cybersecurity. She has published several books, over 75 peer-reviewed articles, and given over 100 invited talks and presentations. She co-founded the Florida Women in Cybersecurity Affiliate. She holds an MS and Ph.D. in computer science from Michigan State University.