Laura Chappell is an American researcher and educator. She is best known as the founder of Wireshark University. She has authored two publications on Wireshark:
Laura Chappell's career began in 1989 at Novell, Inc., where she developed an interest in newly emergent Internet and networking technology. She subsequently worked as a road show presenter and course developer.
In October 1983, she founded her first company, the Protocol Analysis Institute, where she served as a Senior Protocol and Security Analyst for 22 years, while also delivering presentations and trainings on network forensics for the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).
In December 2006, Ms. Chappell founded Wireshark University, which provides a variety of training modalities, including onsite, self-paced, recorded and web-based formats. In January 2009, Ms. Chappell founded Chappell University, which has a broader focus, training networking professionals in the use of a variety of TCP/IP topics and tools.