M.S., Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida
B.A., Sociology, McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), Westminster, Maryland
Graduate of the both the U.S Army and Air Force Command and General Staff Colleges
Honors and Awards
Retired US Army LTC, Ranger, Master Aviator, Jumpmaster, Legion of Merit
First Joint Forces Staff College faculty and staff member to earn the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential
CYBR 630: Information Systems Security and Assurance
CYBR 635: Internet and Network Security
CYBR 660: Cybersecurity Compliance
ISYS 331: Information Systems Security
ISYS 436: Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery
Cybersecurity, Online education, Aircraft accident investigation, Recovery of missing service personnel
While mastery of any given subject matter is of paramount importance in education, exactly “how” that subject matter is mastered is flexible (there are many paths leading to a common destination). I find that asynchronous delivery of required core material coupled with timely feedback from both instructor and fellow students greatly foster a flexible learning environment.
A syllabus is provided prior to each course and describes in great detail the subject matter and assignment required for each week. I expect and encourage students to share their experiences in how they solved the problems that are presented in our class. Additionally, I seek to engage students through real world case studies and examples. I provide timely feedback and expect all students to do the same during interactions with other class members.
Finally, the field of cybersecurity is ever-changing. The security practices and procedures in use today may very well be obsolete next month. Therefore, students in this field must demonstrate flexible thinking.
My wife and I attended college in each other’s home towns in Maryland and were married in my college chapel by my uncle, a Lutheran minister. Over a 20-year Army career, we moved many times and to many different locations all over the world. This gave us a great appreciation for how truly blessed our great nation is. The Army is truly the “liberal arts school of the armed services” ... you can do anything there. During my service, I was at different times, a helicopter pilot, commander, paratrooper, computer geek, instructor, investigator, motion picture military advisor, and student. Upon my military retirement I served in various positions teaching information assurance and cybersecurity practices and certification to government, industry, and academia.
My wife and I are members of a small Lutheran Church in Kilmarnock, Virginia (Go Team Jello!). We live in the country right next door to my parents and we still go to their house each Sunday for family dinners. We have been blessed with a series of dogs throughout our lives and spend our free time hiking and exploring with them. In January of 2016, I accepted a position at Regent University with the task of helping establish a graduate program in Cybersecurity. I am grateful each and every day for what the Lord has provided, and am deeply humbled and thankful to be part of the Regent team.