Judie Heineman, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor of Computer Information Technology

For almost 28 years, Judie Heineman served in the United States Navy and recently retired as a U.S. Navy Captain.  An accomplished leader with a focus in information technology, she delivered critical communications capability ashore and afloat both in the United States and overseas. She has been the Chief Information Officer for a Carrier Strike Group in San Diego, California; the Director of Information Technology the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island; and the Commanding Officer at the U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in San Diego, California.  A lifelong learner, Judie has a Doctorate in Education (Educational Leadership), a Master’s of Science Degree in Information Technology Management, and a Master’s of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.  She is also a certified Department of Defense Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. 

As a community volunteer, Judie has taught computer skills to Senior Citizens at nonprofit facilities in San Diego. She is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and a hospice volunteer. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Point Loma Nazarene University in the Mathematics, Information, and Computer Sciences Department and in the College of Extended Studies. She is an affiliate faculty member at San Diego State University in the College of Education.


Ed.D. Doctor of Education (Educational Leadership), San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

  • M.A. National Defense and Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI
  • M.S. Information Technology Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  • B.A. Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Hardware and Networking - CIT 2014
  • Networking - CIT 3014
  • Security and Information Assurance - CIT 3024

Professional and Community Involvement



  • Chief Information Officer, National Defense University, Washington, DC
  • Chief Information Security Officer, National Defense University, Washington, DC
  • Designated Approval Authority (CNSSI No. 4012)
  • Information Systems Security Professional (NSTISSI No. 4011)

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications


  • Heineman, J.A. (2017). From boots to suits: Women veterans transitioning to community college students. New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017, 77-88. doi:10.1002/cc.20264.


  • Heineman, J. A. (2015). Supporting veterans: Creating a “military-friendly” community college campus. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 40(3), 219-227.


  • Heineman, J. A. (2014). Do Colleges’ Military-Friendly designation make a difference? A propensity score analysis. Journal of Progressive Policy and Practice, 2(2), 147-156.


  • Heineman, J. (2016, March). Women veterans and their transition to the community college. California Community College Chancellor’s Office Veteran’s Summit. City of Industry, CA.


  • Heineman, J. (2015, March). Do community colleges’ “military-friendly” designation make a difference? Council for the Study of Community Colleges. Fort Worth, TX.


  • Heineman, J. (2015, March). Creating a military-friendly community college environment. Poster presentation. Council for the Study of Community Colleges. Fort Worth, TX.