Dr. Anna M.  Doro-on Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Dr. Anna M. Doro-on

Systems Engineer
U.S. Department of Defense

A U.S. Department of Defense civilian systems engineer working in the area of Missile Defense System and has years of experience in conducting research on risk assessment and cybersecurity for critical infrastructure with focus on WMD, homeland security and defense action. She holds a Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity Policy & Compliance from the George Washington University and Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D.) in Environmental Science & Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Dr. Anna M. Doro-on (Ánna Durón), is a U.S. Department of Defense civilian systems engineer working in the area of Missile Defense System.  She also has many years of extensive experience in the engineering consulting industry as well as patent/product development and conducting research on systems engineering, cyberspace, and risk assessment for critical infrastructure with focus on terrorism, WMD, disaster, homeland security and defense action to defend United States of America and friendly nations.  

Dr. Doro-on holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D.) Degree in Environmental Science & Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity Policy & Compliance from the George Washington University, Washington D.C.  She is currently taking MS in Systems Engineering and Space Operations at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She additionally holds BS and MS degrees in Civil & Structural Engineering and advanced certification trainings in Aerospace and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology through the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Doro-on's current technical research interests include cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, missile defense/defeat systems involving anti-satellites (ASATs), hypersonic weapons, particle beam & directed energy weapons, and weather modification (artificial weather control).  As a technical expert, she has also many years of comprehensive experience in the environmental, civil, transportation, and chemical engineering consulting industry.  She was an engineering adjunct professor for many years at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  She has served numerous committees and commissions in the areas of transportation, homeland security and defense over a period that spanned three continuous presidential administrations, beginning with President Clinton.  She accepted a public servant position after an inspirational advice from former Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates in previous meeting that she attended in Washington D.C. and recommendations from senior executive-level colleagues in other Federal agencies.  Shortly after she joined public service, she served as the organizational representative for diversity outreach.  She has passion not only for innovation but also for the people and youth in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).

Dr. Doro-on is also a talented visual artist and portraitist who sings like a songbird on her spare time.  With her creative flairs, she can express illustratively many difficult abstract perspectives very clearly.  She has transformed the risk assessment methodology and integrated with psychology of prediction, computational analytics, probability judgment, and cognitive bias for the risk assessment and decision-making analysis with focus on behavioral engineering, politics, terrorism, infrastructure, cybersecurity, homeland security and defense actions.  

Dr. Doro-on is a sole author of two manuscripts entitled, "Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Security and Safety" (2011) and "Risk Assessment & Security for Pipelines, Tunnels, and Underground Rail and Transit Operations (2014)," published by CRC Press based on her PH.D. dissertation and thoroughly digested the cumulative prospect theory (CPT) related to definition of risk, and perfected the concepts of Risk Acceptability.  Based on the comparison of the incremental acceptable risk determined by the current socioeconomic value versus potential risk of terrorism and disaster, she developed a comprehensive methodology for risk acceptability analysis based on CPT a quantitative psychology of intuitive prediction using "water and super-speed magnetic levitation rail terrorism" as illustrative examples.  Recently, she authored another manuscript entitled, “Handbook of Systems Engineering and Risk Management in Control Systems, Communication, Space Technology, Missile, Security & Defense Operations,” published by CRC Press in 2022.  She additionally has forthcoming manuscripts.

Dr. Doro-on has received many awards for her research papers.  In the past, she presented a paper related to her doctoral research at the American Academy of Sciences and Environmental Science & Technology, where she received a Young Scientist Award.  She also presented her Master's research at the Annual International Symposium of the MAES-Latinos in Science & Engineering (MAES) and won the Doctoral Paper Competition and a scholarship award.  As a graduate student, she spearheaded the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, MAES and highly regarded by all those organizations.  


    Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
    Aerospace Engineering Certification, Georgia Tech
    M.S. Degree in Civil Engineering
    B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering / Structural Engineering
    M. Eng'g. in Cybersecurity, George Washington University
    Systems Engineering Certification, Georgia Tech
    M.S. Systems Engineering and Space Operations, Univ. of Co

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    1.) National Security and Defense Operations
    2.) Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence
    3.) Missile Defense Systems: Anti-satellites (ASATs), Hypersonic, Particle Beams & Directed Energy Weapons
    4.) Risk Management
    5.) Artificial, Weather Modification (Weather Control)
    6.) Patent and Product Development
    7.) Civil-Environmental-Structural Engineering
    8.) Underground/Tubular Freight Transportation
    9.) Magnetic Levitation Rail
    10.) Sustainability
    11.) Computer Aided Design 3D

Personal Interests

    Art Painter
    Graphic Illustration



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