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Dr. Jian (Joshua) Hua


Department of Business Management


Tel: 202.274.7001
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Dr. Jian Hua is a Professor at the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of the District of Columbia. He also is the Chair of the Department of Business Management. He joined UDC in January 2019. His research interests include information security and cyberterrorism. His teaching interests include International Business and Global Entrepreneurship.  He is the Chair of UDC Capital Cup Entrepreneurship Competition, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

His research won the Best Interdisciplinary Research Paper at the 2009 Decision Science National Conference and the Best Application Research Paper at the 2011 Decision Science National Conference. He is also the first to win two different Best Paper awards in the recent 20 years of Decision Science National Conferences. In addition, in 2015 and 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsored his research, “Civilians’ Economic Resilience to Cyber Terrorism Attacks.” In 2012, DHS sponsored his research, “Risk and Behavior of Cyber Terrorism.”

Ph.D., Business Administration, Morgan State University (2009)

M.S., Industrial Engineering, Morgan State University (2003)

B.S., Power Engineering, Southeast University (China, 2000)

  • Information Security

  • Cyber Security

  • Cyberterrorism

  • Global Entrepreneurship

Wu, D., Sepehri, M., Hua, J., & Xu, F., “Uncertainty Shocks, Network Position, and Inventory”, Journal of Modelling in Management, Sep 2022.

Xu, F., Wu, D., Hua, J., & Tan, T. K. A. (2022). Preventive Maintenance for Mortgage Loans of Low-income Borrowers. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 14(3), 66–75.

Xu, F., Hua, J., Wu, D., Ivanov, S., Tannen, M., Bachman, P., & Vermillion, L. (2021). Nonhomogeneous Poisson process for unemployment claims in Washington DC (co author). Research in Business and Economics Journal, 14(Feb 2021), 74–87.

Xu, F., Sepehri, M., Hua, J., Ivanov, S., & Anyu, J. (2018). Time-Series Forecasting Models for Gasoline Prices in China. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 10(12), 43–53.

Hua, Jian, Chen, Yan, and Luo, Xin, (2018), “Are We Ready for Cyber Terrorist Attacks? —

Examining the Role of Individual Resilience”, Information and Management (A Journal),,  Volume 55, Issue 7, November 2018, Pages 928-938.

Hua, Jian, Chen, Yan, and Bapna, Sanjay, (2015) “Industrial Cyber Espionage”, Journal of Management Systems, Volume 25, Number 3, pages 67-80.

Hua, Jian and Sanjay Bapna, (2013), “Who Can We trust: The Economic Impact of Insider Threats”, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Vol. 16, NO. 4. Pages 47-67.

Hua, Jian and Sanjay Bapna, (2013), “The Economic Impact of Cyber Terrorism”, Journal of Strategic Information Systems (A Journal), Volume 22, Issue 2, June 2013, Pages 175–186.

Hua, Jian and Sanjay Bapna, (2011), “How Can We Deter Cyber-Terrorism?” Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective, 21(2), page 102-114. (Ranked as The Most Read Paper)