Earp is an Associate Professor of Information Technology in
the Business Management Department of the College of Management
She is heavily involved with the The Privacy Place, the Institute for Advanced Analytics and various IT policy initiatives both on and off campus. Her research focuses on Internet security and privacy issues from several different perspectives, including data management, consumer values, policy, economics and law. The ultimate goal of her work is to demonstrate the need for supporting the early stages of the software lifecycle, specifically addressing the need for novel approaches to security and privacy coverage in web-based systems. Her research has gained international recognition through best paper awards at international conferences and workshops, and through publication in outlets such as IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Security and Privacy and Communications of the ACM.
Her involvement in educational activities has included her role as co-founder and co-director of the NCSU E-Commerce Studio. The Studio is a lab in which management and computer science graduate students collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams to develop Web-based e-commerce applications for industrial partners. In keeping with her research focus, students in the Studio are taught how to develop appropriate security and privacy policies as well as systems that are in compliance with those policies.
has also been a leader in developing the Information Technology
curriculum under the Business Management degree at NCSU. She
has initiated, designed, and taught several courses at both
the undergraduate and graduate levels.