I am a Marine Corps Veteran and MBA graduate currently completing my last few classes, and my dissertation work towards a Ph.D. in Information Technology focused on Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at Capella University. With my extensive coursework, research in cybersecurity, and work experience, I am an effective teacher and communicator. I have an MBA with a focus on Information Security from Texas A&M San Antonio, a Bachelor of Science from UT Dallas, and over ten years of information management experience.
I am currently a volunteer Instructor with the US Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary and the Air Force Association CyberPatriot program. I am very familiar and comfortable with coursework tools such as Zoom, Skype, Blackboard, and MOODLE. As a learner in my Ph.D. program and an instructor and tutor for online programs, I am comfortable and capable in the learning environment.
Additionally, I was a Senior Information Security Advisor in the Enterprise Security Group on the Cyber Supply Chain team at a large financial institution for several years. My primary area of responsibility was to conduct assessments on how Suppliers handle our Member information and data. With my background, I have a strong understanding of the need to mentor and develop future information security professionals. I am detail-oriented and able to communicate complex information in easy to understand ways.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Dallas - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Management
Graduate Degree: Texas A M University-Commerce - Masters in Business Administration, Business and Managerial Economics
My hobbies include running 5K and 10K races, farming, cybersecurity research, acting and cooking.
Applied Computer Science
Certified Information Systems Auditor
Management Information Systems
Technology and Computer Science