Paula S. deWitte, J.D., Ph.D,. P.E.

Associate Professor of Practice
Texas A&M University

Paula S. deWitte, J.D., Ph.D,. P.E., is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Texas A&M University, College Station and the Maritime Business Administration Department at Texas A&M University, Galveston where she is building the maritime cybersecurity program. As well, she is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Texas A&M University Law School, Fort Worth.

She is a licensed attorney (Texas) and a registered patent attorney (USPTO).

She holds a Bachelors and Masters from Purdue University where in 2015 she was honored as the Distinguished Alumna in the Department of Mathematics, School of Science. She obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University (1989) and a law degree from St. Mary’s University (2008).

She holds a patent on drilling fluids optimization [US Patent US 8812236 B1].

She teaches Cybersecurity Law, Cybersecurity Risk, and Marine Law. Her research interests are in those areas as well as in building resilient systems especially in the supply chain.