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College of Business Administration

Ms. Anna Carlin, CISA

Anna CarlinPhone: (909) 869-3238
Office: Building 164, Room 3015
Research InterestsIT Audit, Cyber Security, Information Assurance


Anna Carlin, CISA, is a Lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona. Anna earned her MSBA in Information Systems Audit from Cal Poly Pomona and teaches Information Systems Auditing, Internet Security, Management Information Systems, and Computer Forensics in the College of Business Administration's Computer Information Systems Department.

Ms. Carlin is in charge of the CIS student internships and recruiting efforts at Cal Poly Pomona. Anna has over 15 years of experience in Information Systems Audit, software development, and operations management.

Anna Carlin serves as a Director and Academic Relations Chair for the Los Angeles chapter of ISACA and 2nd Vice President of the Southern California chapter of the High Technology Investigation Association. 

Recent Courses

  • CIS 100 Personal Cyber Wellness
  • CIS 310 Mgmt Information Systems
  • CIS 433 Information Systems Auditing
  • CIS 471 Internet Security
  • CIS 481 Computer Forensics
  • GBA 577 Advanced IS Audit
  • GBA 578 Security and Privacy of Information Systems

Service Work

Chair of the First Year Experience Committee for the College of Business Administration

Member of the Veterans Success Committee

Serve on the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition committee

Cyber Security Fair committee member

Outreach activities with area professional associations, high schools, and community colleges 


Most Influential CIS Professor, awarded by MISSA, 2013

Wall of Cool (Celebrating Outstanding Online Learning) for 2012/2013 


Exploring University - High School Partnership with Dr. Dan Manson at the Annual International Information Management Association (IIMA) Conference, October 2012.

A League Of Our Own: The Future Of Cyber Defense Competitions with Dr. Dan Manson in the Communication of the International Information Management Association Journal, October 2011.

Educating the Next Generation of Security Professionals with Dan Manson in the Lydian Journal, April 2011.

Developing the Cyber Defenders of Tomorrow Using Collegiate Cyber Defense Competitions with Drs. Dan Manson and Jake Zhu in the Information Systems Education Journal, Volume 8, April 2010.

Research Resources

ACM Digital Library
ISACA Journal
Communications of the IIMA Journal
Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE)