Joe Jabara is currently the Director, Hub for Cybersecurity Education and Awareness at Wichita State University. He oversees the direction and curriculum of cybersecurity related fields at the university as well as promotes cybersecurity education and collaborating with the community at large. 

He is a native of Wichita and received his Bachelor of Science Degree (cum laude) from Wichita State. He also holds a law degree from Washburn and is currently licensed to practice in the State of Kansas. 

In June of 2019, Joe retired from a 30-year military career in which he was a lawyer for the Air Force and Air National Guard, before switching to command roles in Intelligence and Cyber Security. He is formerly the Wing Commander of the 184th Intelligence Wing, the largest combined Cyber/Intel in the Air National Guard, located at McConnell AFB, Kansas. He is a graduate of both Air War College and the Advanced Joint Warfighting Course. Joe was also on the Senior Executive Diversity Committee for the Air National Guard. 

Joe teaches Essentials of Cybersecurity, Human Threats to Cybersecurity, Leadership for 

Engineers, Senior and Intermediate Design and Intelligence Law and Ethics. He is a current contributing writer for and is a member of InfraGuard, MS-ISAC, and NICE Working Group as well as AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association).  He also sits on both the Presidents Diversity Council and Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.  While serving in the Air National Guard, he served on the Director’s National Level Diversity Council. He is an avid researcher of history in Kansas, especially the origin and progress of minority groups within the state. He grew up playing youth sports against many of the Shocker greats of the 80s and has always had a love for the university and community.