Dr. Joan P. Mileski is a retired tenured Professor in Maritime Administration and of Marine Science at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG). She has been elected emeritus. She holds a PhD in International Management Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, a M.S. in Taxation from Pace University and B.B.A in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. She has also been a Certified Public Accountant for 43 years starting her career with Deloitte. She has tax and hotel industry experience with Hyatt and Westin Hotels as the Director of Taxation. She has been awarded several grants in the past and has teaching and international research awards. Her research activities currently include the supply chain resilience, maritime cyber and other security, and the blue economy issues.