Zenia C. Bahorski Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Eastern Michigan University. PI of the Cyber Discovery Program at Eastern Michigan University in 2016. Co-wrote the Computer Continuum. Presented several professional development workshops at regional and national conferences and published papers in privacy and legal issues in education.
Dr. Krystal Corbett received her BS and MS Mechanical Engineering (2008/2010), MS in Mathematics (2012), and PhD in Engineering Education (2012) at Louisiana Tech University. Through NICERC, Dr. Corbett manages various educational initiatives for the k-12 level including middle and high school curricula that fosters excitement in STEM and cyber.
Dr. Danielle Fowler is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Information Systems and Decision Science department at the University of Baltimore. Before moving to the USA she served on the faculties of Monash and Swinburne Universities in Australia. Her research interests lie in the areas of ecommerce, social media, and requirements engineering. In addition to being the program director for the Information Systems and Technology Management program, she is presently the director of the Cyber Discovery Camp at UB.
Dr. Chuck Gardner is the Director of Curriculum at the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). He received his BS from the US Merchant Marine Academy and his MBA and Ed.D. from the University of Phoenix. After ten years in the maritime industry and ten years in the classroom, Dr. Gardner now writes and presents on high school cyber curriculum that allows students to explore STEM opportunities as well as the humanities and liberal arts in a cyber-themed, project-based setting.
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Dr. Alicia Simmons is an experienced change management executive in higher education, small business and not for profit organizations. She employs theory, research, technology, business intelligence and predictive analytics to collaboratively define organizational vision, mission, goals and strategies. She has more than 20 years of experience implementing change through project management, fund raising, communication and team leadership strategies, often creating innovative approaches for infrastructure in low resourced settings. She previously managed complex multi-million dollar federal contracts, taught at the University of Georgia, conducted national conferences and events, and created professional development opportunities for educators in child care, Head Start, K-12 and higher education. Currently she oversees CORE, a PK-20 collaborative with multiple local, state and national partners, which provides technology and active learning professional development to teachers across the country in an effort to better prepare students for college and career. CORE was awarded more than $27 million in a two year period, including two $12 million Investing in Innovation grants and a $3.2 million First in the World grant, all from the U.S. Department of Education. As Vice President for Research, Planning and Collaboration, she also oversees research and institutional effectiveness activities at Jacksonville State University where annual awards were increased by 455% in 2013-14 over the previous year and the annual grants budget increased by almost 500% over a five year period. She also has a temporary appointment as a Graduate Faculty member at the University of Alabama. Dr. Simmons is a graduate of Jacksonville State University, the University of Michigan and the University of Georgia.
Dr. Teo’s dissertation focused on Trusted Computing Technologies and Adoption and, as a researcher, he has published journal articles and a textbook chapter on Trusted Computing. He has been an industry liaison member of Trusted Computing Group (TCG) since 2011. Dr. Teo is a recipient of grants awarded by leading IT companies such as Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, government agencies such as the National Science Foundation, and nonprofits such as Rotary International.
As a tenured Professor of cybersecurity, he has extensive experience in higher education as an educator and academic dean. Dr. Teo also possesses the IT skills, expertise and knowledge to manage a campus IT networking infrastructure. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and holds certifications in Security+, Network+ and A+.
Dr. Galen Turner received his B.S. from Loyola University (New Orleans) with majors in Mathematics and Religious Studies in 1992. He continued his studies in Mathematics at Louisiana State University where he earned his M.S. in Mathematics in 1994, and his Ph.D. in 1999. He joined the faculty of Louisiana Tech University in 2001 where he currently serves as the Academic Director for Computer Science, Cyber Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology. He holds the Maxfield Professorship in Mathematics and Statistics and actively teaches courses at all levels, from the most basic undergraduate courses in algebra and calculus to graduate courses in abstract algebra, number theory, graph theory and combinatorics. He has published in graph and matroid theory as well as a number of other arenas, including biomedical engineering, religions studies, psychology, and engineering education. He was the founding Program Chair for Cyberspace Science & Engineering at Louisiana Tech where he continues to foster transdisciplinary approaches to real problems that face our society.