Kennesaw State University
Becky LeFebvre, Ph.D.

Dr. Becky LeFebvre is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at Kennesaw State University (KSU). She received a PhD from KSU in International Conflict Management, a Master of Science in Computer Science from National Technological University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rice University.

She delivers training in conflict resolution and communication, provides consulting in project and product management, and conducts research on culture, group identity, and decision theory in conflict situations with a focus on the impact of communications technology and social media.

Dr. LeFebvre has more than twenty-five years of experience in the technology industry, regularly working across international and cultural boundaries. Her work has included projects in the fields of aerospace telemetry, energy systems, and internet technologies at companies such as NASA, Motorola, and Turner Broadcasting. She has held senior level positions including Vice President and Senior Director titles, and she has managed a P&L of $500 million. She has experience managing teams of all sizes up to a global staff of 150 people spanning six countries.

At KSU, she serves as faculty in the areas of Political Science, International Affairs, and Peace Studies. She has been a speaker at various conferences across the country and has lectured at other universities in the Atlanta area. She was honored to receive the 2011 Clendenin Graduate Fellowship in support of her dissertation research in Ghana and the 2007 Betsy Magness Leadership Fellowship from Women in Cable Telecommunications in support of her industry leadership.

 

Publications

LeFebvre, R. (2014). Security by drones: The global market for remote-controlled warfare. In V. Franke, K. Guttieri, & M. Civic (Eds.), Understanding Complex Military Operations: A Case Study Approach. New York, NY: Routledge.

LeFebvre, R. & Marktanner, M. (2014). Did 9/11 change the New York state of mind? Lessons from NYC’s leisure and hospitality labor market. Tourism Economics, 20(4), 831-848.

LeFebvre, R. (2013). Interests and identities in peace negotiations: Nigeria, Cameroon, and the Bakassi peninsula. African Social Science Review, 6(1), 83-94.

LeFebvre, R. & Franke, V. (2013). Culture matters: Individualism vs. collectivism in conflict decision-making. Societies, 3, 128-146.

LeFebvre, R. (2012). The human element in cyber security: A study on student motivation to act. InfoSecCD 2012 Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Information Security Curriculum Development, New York, New York: ACM.

LeFebvre, R. (2011). Cross-cultural comparison of business ethics in the U.S. and India: A study of business codes of conduct. Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets, 3(22).

LeFebvre, R. (2011). Book review on Latino immigration to the U.S. South. Norteamérica Revista Académica del CISAN-UNAM, 257-264.

 

Patents

Desai, D., Lloyd, G., Liu, R., & LeFebvre, R. (2002). Charger having a data store and data link. U.S. Patent No. 6,344,727. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

LeFebvre, R., Ryan, P., Seda, J., Seymour, L., & Zhao, Y. (1997). Method and apparatus for providing navigation guidance. U.S. Patent No. 5,612,882. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

LeFebvre, R., Seda, J., & Hohl, K. (1997). Land vehicle navigation apparatus and method for planning a recovery route. U.S. Patent No. 5,659,476. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

LeFebvre, R. (1993). Land vehicle navigation apparatus with visual display. U.S. Patent No. 5,243,528. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.