Anssi M Mattila

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Management and Technology
Worldwide College of Business
Worldwide campus

Office Hours

Always online :-)

Areas of Expertise

Online education and course development; online faculty coaching and mentoring; developing efficient learning environments; pedagogical solutions in eLearning; information security; risk management; cyber security; privacy protection; seamless user experience


Dr. Anssi Mattila, Principal Lecturer of Online Education at an Finnish University of Applied Sciences, is a certified teacher in Finland and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (the U.S.). He moved from industry to academia in the late ‘90s. Dr. Mattila also serves the European Commission as an Expert Evaluator.

Dr. Mattila’s current research interests include improving the quality and efficiency of online learning environments, enhancing creativity in designing online courses, and advancing online teaching skills and competences. His expertise in understanding the seamless online service interface between users and technology is a great asset also in developing online education. 

Prior to his current position, Dr. Mattila specialized in the management of information security and technical information security. He is an expert in risk management, cyber security and privacy protection. Dr. Mattila is a qualified Information Security Management Systems Lead Auditor (ISO/IEC 27001:2005) and holds various U.S. governmental National Security Agency (NSA) and Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) approved certificates in the fields of information systems security and risk analysis.

Dr. Mattila is the author of "Understanding Seamless Mobile Service Interface between Customer and Technology" and widely published throughout the top journals: i.e. International Journal of Financial Services Management; Problems and Perspectives in Management; Journal of Education, Psychology and Social Science; International Journal of Computing and Business Research; International Journal of Enterprise Computing and Business Systems. His published work in the field of public-key infrastructure (PKI) has been indexed and abstracted in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Langley Research Center administered database.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Marketing/Business Administration, University of Jyvaskyla
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Computer Science, University of Jyvaskyla
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, University of Jyvaskyla

  • MGMT 394: Information Security Managemen

Since 1998, courses taught include both undergraduate and graduate level courses on i.e. information security, information security management, risk management, and cyber security via various delivery channels (seated class & online). Course Developer responsibilities include i.e. courses on cyber security management and introduction to information security. Experienced Master's Theses supervisor in i.e. telecommunications, information security, risk management, computer science and programming, and security management.

Courses taught at the Embry-Riddle for example: Information Security Management, Managing Risk in Information Systems, and Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Other teaching experience:

  • Over 100 cohorts taught, i.e. in English undergraduate courses such as Managing Information Security, Security of Data Networks and Systems, Information Security Development Project, Information Security Technologies, and in Finnish graduate courses such as Cyber Security Management, Developing Information Systems for Service Sector, Applied Information Security and Safety System Knowledge, and Current Topics in Information Networks
  • Over 100 Master and Bachelor’s Theses supervised in Information Security, Risk Management, Information Security Technologies, Information Technology, and Security and Safety Management
  • Microeconomics as a Visiting Professor in China
  • Assisting Full Professors and coordinating Telecommunications courses, i.e. Network Management, Project Work, and Architecture of an ATM Switch


Scientific Publications


Books

  1. Wiitakorpi, I., Marstio, T. & Mattila, A. (Eds.) (2016). Digimakupaloja korkeakouluopettajille. Laurea Julkaisut 64, ISSN 2242-5225, ISBN 978-951-799-435-4 as available online on 25 April 2017 at http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-799-435-4 (45 pages)
  2. Mattila, A. (2004). Understanding Seamless Mobile Service Interface between Customer and Technology: An Empirical Study, Doctoral Dissertation, Jyväskylä Studies in Business and Economics, ISSN 1457-1986;29, ISBN 951-39-1641-3 (62 pages + 4 full-length research papers)
  3. Raatikainen, P. & Mattila, A. (Eds.) (1999). Recent Developments in High-Speed Networking. Reports of the Department of Mathematical Information Technology, Series A. Collections, No. A 3. ISBN 951-39-0529-2. ISSN 1456-4351 (105 pages)


Journal Articles and Conference Papers – peer-reviewed

  1. Mattila, M. & Mattila, A. (2016) “Dimensions of likelihood to recommend an online course”, in the Virtual Conference Human and Social Sciences at the Common Conference Slovak Proceedings edited by Michal Mokryš and Štefan Badura, pp. 133-138, ISBN 978-80-554-1270-2, ISSN 1339-522X. EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
  2. Mattila, Anssi & Mattila, Minna (2016) “Improving online course quality and learner satisfaction”, in the Virtual Conference Human and Social Sciences at the Common Conference Slovak Proceedings edited by Michal Mokryš and Štefan Badura, pp. 128-132, ISBN 978-80-554-1270-2, ISSN 1339-522X. EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
  3. Mattila, A. & Mattila, M. (2016) "Discussing the online learning premises", in Proceedings of the 5th International E-Learning Conference Cognitively Informed Technology, pp. 74-77, ISBN 978-1-4673-9430-7, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE, Manana, Bahrain.
  4. Mattila, A. (2016) “The Future Educator Skills in the Digitization Era - Effects of Technological Development on Higher Education”, in Proceedings of the 5th International E-Learning Conference Cognitively Informed Technology, pp. 212-215, ISBN 978-1-4673-9430-7, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE, Manana, Bahrain.
  5. Mattila, A., & Mattila, M. (2015) Antecedents of international recognition in the context of higher education. Journal of Education, Psychology and Social Sciences, Vol. 3, Iss. 1, pp. 1-7, ISSN 1339-1488.
  6. Mattila, A. (2015) “Crash course for new online faculty orientation”, in Proceedings of Virtual Conference Human and Social Sciences at the Common Conference Slovak, the 3rd Human And Social Sciences at the Common Conference edited by Michal Mokryš, Štefan Badura, and Anton Lieskovský, pp. 107-110, ISBN 978-80-554-1124-8, EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic
  7. Mattila, A., & Mattila, M. (2015) Developing international student exchange towards a competitive tool in higher education. Journal of Education, Psychology and Social Sciences, Vol. 3, Iss. 1, pp. 21-29, ISSN 1339-1488.
  8. Mattila, M. & Mattila, A. (2014) “International student exchange as HEI’s competitive advantage”, in Proceedings of the 3rd Electronic International Interdisciplinary Conference edited by Michal Mokryš, Štefan Badura, and Anton Lieskovský, pp. 571-575, ISBN 978-80-554-0921-4, ISSN 1338-7871, EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
  9. Mattila, M. & Mattila, A. (2014) “How international knowledge transfer can bring a HEI international recognition”, in Proceedings of the 3rd Electronic International Interdisciplinary Conference edited by Michal Mokryš, Štefan Badura, and Anton Lieskovský, pp. 305-310, ISBN 978-80-554-0921-4, ISSN 1338-7871, EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
  10. Mattila, M. & Mattila, A. (2014) “Business Process Management in the context of a higher education institution”, in Proceedings of the 3rd Electronic International Interdisciplinary Conference edited by Michal Mokryš, Štefan Badura, and Anton Lieskovský, pp. 73-77, ISBN 978-80-554-0921-4, ISSN 1338-7871, EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
  11. Mattila, A. (2014) “Building a website for seamless fixed-line Internet service delivery”, in Proceedings of the 3rd Electronic International Interdisciplinary Conference edited by Michal Mokryš, Štefan Badura, and Anton Lieskovský, pp. 524-527, ISBN 978-80-554-0921-4, ISSN 1338-7871, EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
  12. Mattila, A. (2014) “Factors affecting the seamless use experience of mobile internet”, in Proceedings of the 3rd Electronic International Interdisciplinary Conference edited by Michal Mokryš, Štefan Badura, and Anton Lieskovský, pp. 112-117, ISBN 978-80-554-0921-4, ISSN 1338-7871, EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
  13. Mattila, A. (2014) “Online educator’s Web 2.0 toolbox in LbD pedagogical model”, in Proceedings of the 3rd Electronic International Interdisciplinary Conference edited by Michal Mokryš, Štefan Badura, and Anton Lieskovský, pp. 300-304, ISBN 978-80-554-0921-4, ISSN 1338-7871, EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
  14. Mattila, A. & Mattila, M. (2014) “Building and maintaining an effective online learning community” in Proceedings of the 2nd international virtual Scientific Conference by Michal Mokryš, Štefan Badura, and Anton Lieskovský, pp. 208-212, ISBN 978-80-554-0891-0, ISSN 1339-3561, EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Žilina, Slovak Republic.
  15. Mattila, A. (2014) “The critical components of an online course syllabus”, in the Virtual Conference Human and Social Sciences at the Common Conference Slovak Proceedings edited by Michal Mokryš and Štefan Badura, pp. 189-194, ISBN 978-80-554-0949-8, ISSN: 2453-6075, EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
  16. Mattila, A. (2014) “Interactive Services Technology”, in Proceedings of Global Virtual Conference edited by Zlatko V. Sovreski, Michal Mokryš, Štefan Badura, and Anton Lieskovský, pp. 102-106, ISBN 978-80-554-0866-8, ISSN 1339-2778, EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
  17. Mattila, A. (2013) “Web Online Tools in Student-Teacher-Company-Collaboration”, in Proceedings of Virtual Conference Human and Social Sciences at the Common Conference Slovak, the 1st Human And Social Sciences at the Common Conference edited by Michal Mokryš, Štefan Badura, and Anton Lieskovský, pp. 225-227, ISBN 978-80-554-0808-8, ISSN 1339-522X, EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
  18. Mattila, A. (2013) “Society, working life and education – some core concepts”, in Proceedings of the 2nd Electronic International Interdisciplinary Conference edited by Michal Mokryš, Štefan Badura, and Anton Lieskovský, pp. 251-254, ISBN 978-80-554-0762-3, ISSN 1338-7871, EDIS Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
  19. Mattila, A. (2012) “Technology, service and user related error affecting the perceived seamlessness of mobile interface”, International Journal of Computing and Business Research, Vol. 3, pp. 1-24. Haryana, India, ISSN 2229-6166.
  20. Mattila, A. (2012) “SET&SSL: Is There a Comparison for a Good Night Sleep”, International Journal of Enterprise Computing and Business Systems, Vol. 2 issue 2, pp. 1-8. ISSN 2230-8849.
  21. Mattila, A. (2009) “Service Content and Context Affecting the Dimensions of Seamless Mobile Service Interface: Case Errors”, Beyond the Dawn of Innovation Conference Proceedings, pp. 101-122, Hyvinkää, Finland, June 2009. ISSN 1458-7238. ISBN 978-951-799-152-0.
  22. Mattila, A. & Pento, T. (2006) “The Effect of Demographics on Seamless Mobile Service Interface”, The IPSI BgD Transactions on Internet Research, Multi-, Inter-, and Trans-disciplinary Issues in Computer Science and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 1., pp. 27-32. ISBN 9-771-820-451-006. ISSN 1820-4511.
  23. Mattila, A. & Mattila, M.(2006) “What is the Effect of Product Attributes on Public-Key Infrastructure Adoption?” The IPSI BgD Transactions on Internet Research. Multi-, Inter-, and Trans-disciplinary Issues in Computer Science and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 16-21. ISSN 1820-4503.
  24. Mattila, A. & Mattila, M. (2005). “How perceived security appears in the commercialization of Internet Banking”, International Journal of Financial Services Management (invited), Vol. 1. No. 1, pp. 89-101.
  25. Mattila, A. (2005). “Relationship between Seamless Use Experience, Customer Satisfaction, and Recommendation”, Problems and Perspectives in Management, 1, pp. 96-108. ISSN 1727-7051.
  26. Mattila, A. (2004) “Different Dimensions of Seamless User Experience in a Mobile Environment”, 3rd International Conference on Mobile Business, New York, July 2004.


Other Technical / Scientific Reports and Publications

  1. Mattila, A. (1999) “Security Issues in Electronic Commerce”, Graduate level teaching material based on the INFORMS conference paper. Houston University. Unpublished.
  2. Mattila, A. & Tiirikainen, P. (2016). "Opettajan osaamistarpeet" in Digimakupaloja korkeakouluopettajille. Laurea Julkaisut 64, ISSN 2242-5225, ISBN 978-951-799-435-4, 8-11.
  3. Mattila, A. (2015) “Taustaselvitys digitalisaatiosta johtuvista muutoksista työympäristössä, osaamisvaatimuksissa ja työn tekemisessä valituissa rooleissa”, Final Project Report, 33 pages. Published online at https://ek.fi/wp-content/uploads/Taustaselvitys-digitalisaatiosta-Anssi-M.pdf as available on 25 April 2017.
  4. Mattila, A. (2004). “The Different Dimensions of Seamless User Experience in Electronic Environment”, Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, Vol. 9, No. 1.
  5. Mattila, A. (2002) ”Development of PKI into a basic security provider for companies”, Licenciate Thesis / Doctorate. Unpublished (121 pages)
  6. Mattila, A. (1999) “Multiprotocol Label Switching” in Recent Development in High-Speed Networking. Reports of the Department of Mathematical Information Technology, Series A. Collections, No. A 3, pp. 36-43. ISBN 951-39-0529-2. ISSN 1456-4351
  7. Mattila, A. (1998) “Uuden tuotantoteknologian käyttöönotto”, Master’s Thesis. Unpublished (98 pages)


Presentations, Published Abstracts and Workshops

  1. Mattila, A. “The Role of Advertising in Mobile Banking Usage”, the 2nd International Conference on Research in Advertising, Amsterdam, June 2003.
  2. Mattila, A. “The Different Dimensions of Seamless User Experience in Mobile Business”, European Applied Business Conference, Venice, June 2003.
  3. Mattila, A. ”Applied Remote Diagnostics in Paper Machinery: Case Valmet Oyj”,  INFORMS Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 1999.
  4. Mattila, A. ”Firewalls as Part of Secure Electronic Transaction”, INFORMS National Conference, Cincinnati, OH, May 1999.


Peer Reviewer for Publications

The 3rd Human and Social Sciences at the Common Conference: HASSACC 2015

Virtual International Conference on Advanced Research in Scientific Areas: ARSA-2015

The 5th International E-Learning Conference: Cognitively Informed Technology, 2015

The 5th International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technical Innovation: IMETI 2012

The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technical Innovation: IMETI 2010

The 2nd International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technical Innovation: IMETI 2009

International Conference on Innovative Pedagogical Models in Higher Education, LbD Conference 2008

The World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics SCI 2005

The 3rd International Conference on Mobile Business 2004

The World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics SCI 2004

The 12th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2004




Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide, the U.S.

July 2014 - present

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Teaching undergraduate online courses, i.e. Information Security Management, Managing Risk in Information Systems, and Fundamentals of Information Systems Security


Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Vantaa, Finland

August 2006 – present

Principal Lecturer in Online Education, Project Manager

  • Designing new online courses and redeveloping existing ones
  • Mentoring and training faculty (to start) teaching online
  • In-house consultant providing expert advice in digitalization
  • Previously also a Principal Lecturer in Information Security for 8 years
    • Official Recognition of Excellence for supervising a winning Master’s Thesis submitted to the national thesis competition (2012)
  • Over 100 cohorts taught, i.e. in English undergraduate courses such as Managing Information Security, Security of Data Networks and Systems, Information Security Development Project, Information Security Technologies, and in Finnish graduate courses such as Cyber Security Management, Developing Information Systems for Service Sector, Applied Information Security and Safety System Knowledge, and Current Topics in Information Networks
  • Over 100 Master and Bachelor’s Theses supervised in Information Security, Risk Management, Information Security Technologies, Information Technology, and Security and Safety Management
  • 4 peer-reviewed publications each year on average over the past 5-year period
  • Led and coordinated various research and development projects, i.e. “10 Paths to Organizing Open-Access Online Courses”, “Digitalization Affecting Future Professions and Skills Requirements”, and “Future Learning Electronic Eco-Systems”   


Shanghai Industry & Commerce Foreign Language College, the Republic of China

December 2015 – January 2016

Visiting Professor

  • Teaching to a seated class an undergraduate Microeconomics course for four weeks on behalf of the University of Niagara


European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

December 2012 – February 2013

Expert Evaluator

  • FP7-ICT-2013-10-ICT-Information and Communication Technologies, Objective 1.5 Trustworthy ICT


Tapiola Group, Tampere, Finland

February 2006 – July 2006

Entrepreneur

  • Self-employed insurance sales representative


Tiffin University, the U.S.

May 2005

Visiting Lecturer

  • Lecturing on information security to a seated class


University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

October 1998 – January 2006

Associate Professor, School of Business and Economics

  • Lecturing on usability issues in Marketing and an examiner role in Marketing book exams
  • Supervision and project collaboration related tasks
  • International teaching and research activities

Researcher, School of Business and Economics

  • Conducting Doctoral Dissertation research in a project of “Seamless User Experience in an Electronic Environment, Innovations in Business, Communication and Technology” funded by the National Technology Agency and various industry partners e.g. Metso Corporation, TietoEnator, TeliaSonera, and Nokia Telecommunications’ Research Center

Educational Planning Coordinator, Agora Center

  • Planning a Master of Engineering program

Researcher, Agora Center

  • Mapping the need for Engineering education in the Jyväskylä region incl. interviewing local firms 

Project Analyst, Information Technology Research Institute

  • Planning and establishing a joint research project on security issues with the Finnish Military

Researcher in Telecommunications, Faculty of Information Technology

  • Conducting research activities in various projects i.e. “Smart Card Technology Applications for Industry” with collaborating companies of Metso Corporation, Sonera (today known as Telia), Entrust and Cygete, and “Technological Developments in Remote Diagnostics” with Metso Corporation.
  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Telecommunications in Finnish and English
  • Supervising Master’s Theses in Telecommunications

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information Technology

  • Teaching undergraduate courses in Telecommunications in Finnish and English
  • Principal Researcher in a project of “ATM Switch Performance Evaluation by Buffering Testing” implemented together with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
  • Supervising Master’s Theses in Telecommunications, Mathematical Information Technology, and Mobile Computing
  • Coordinating international relations and international collaboration
  • Assisting Full Professors and coordinating Telecommunications courses, i.e. Network Management, Project Work, and Architecture of an ATM Switch


JAMK University of Applied Sciences, School of Cultural Studies: Communication, Jyväskylä, Finland

January 2005 – May 2005

Adjunct Lecturer

  • Teaching two courses to seated classes; Research Methodology, Statistics


Nokia Telecommunications, Äänekoski, Finland

April 1997 – October 1998

Software Engineer

  • Testing a new software product development tool called SDL 92

Trainee

  • Researching the possibilities of a new production technology


Various positions in military, industry, and services sector 

May 1994 – July 1994, January 1992 – May 1992, December 1990 – November 1991, April 1990 – December 1990



CERTIFICATIONS and continuing education


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the U.S.

June 2014 – February 2017

Qualified Online Instructor

Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence; Title IX, VAWA and Clery Act course

Security Awareness Training

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Training and Test

KnowledgeStart’s Diversity Awareness and Skill Sets Training Course

KnowledgeStart’s LGBT Workforce and You Training Course

KnowledgeStart’s Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Course

Hunt Library Basic Training

FACD 101 Teaching at ERAU Worldwide

FACD 300 & 300L Teaching with an LMS

FACD 302 Supporting Online Learners

FACD 801 Ignite Pedagogy Introduction

FACD 802 Igniting Research in Your Course


Santa Monica Networks Ltd., Finland

September 2013

Terminal Information Security in Organizational Networks course


Bureau Veritas Finland, Finland

February 2012

Information Security Management Systems Auditor / Lead Auditor training (ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standard)


University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, Management Information Systems (MIS), the U.S.

May 2010 – January 2011

Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Information Security

incl. successful completion of courses of study

MIS-552 Systems Security Management

MIS-556 Information Security in Public and Private Sectors

MIS-557 Information Security, Risk Management, Disaster Recovery

recognized by the Committee on National Security Systems as meeting the national training for

Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011

Senior Systems Manager, CNSS No. 4012

System Administrators (SA), CNSS No. 4013

Risk Analyst, Entry Level, CNSS No. 4016


HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland

May 2008

Certified Teacher in Finland, pedagogical qualifications (60 credits) as defined in Finnish Law 356/2003 Act 357/2003


ICASA Finnish Chapter, Information Systems Monitoring Association, Finland

May 2007

Course series on monitoring and controlling information technology


Tapiola Group, Finland (today known as LähiTapiola)

March 2006

Authorized Insurance Sales Agent


Special acknowledgements

Cited on CASI A2 classification in NASA's Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports STAR, Vol. 44, Issue 19, September 25, 2006 by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, Scientific and Technical Information Program Office

Research scholarships

2002 Telealan edistämissäätiö

2001 Tekniikan edistämissäätiö

2000 Ellen ja Artturi Nyyssösen Säätiö

2000 Jenny ja Antti Wihurin Rahasto

1999 Ellen ja Artturi Nyyssösen Säätiö

Personal other

Finnish Championship (gold) in Finnish Baseball, 1980, 1984

Finnish Championship medals in Finnish Baseball, 1981-1983, 1985