Team Members

MIKE WHITMAN, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP 

Executive Director
Primary POC for all CAE related inquiries
Email: mwhitman [at] kennesaw [dot] edu, cybersec [at] kennesaw [dot] edu
Phone: 470-578-3568
Office: 3203 Campus Loop Road, Room 202 (Kennesaw Campus)

HERB MATTORD, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP 

Director of Undergraduate Education and Outreach
Email: hmattord [at] kennesaw [dot] edu
Phone: 470-578-4741
Office: 3203 Campus Loop Road, Room 206 (Kennesaw Campus)

HOSSAIN SHAHRIAR, Ph.D. 

Director of Research and Graduate Education
Email: hshahria [at] kennesaw [dot] edu
Phone: 470-578-3866
Office: J 336 (Marietta Campus)

GINA GAVIN, M. Ed.

MS-CYBR Program Coordinator & Academic Advisor
Email: ggavin [at] kennesaw [dot] edu; cyberinstitute [at] kennesaw [dot] edu
Phone: 470-578-7866
Office: 3203 Campus Loop Road, Room 203 (Kennesaw Campus)

CATHY MOORE, M.A.

Academic Advisor
Email: cjankows [at] kennesaw [dot] edu; cyberinstitute [at] kennesaw [dot] edue
Phone: 470-578-2857
Office: 3203 Campus Loop Road, Room 205 (Kennesaw Campus)

KELLEY PRICE, M. Ed.

eCampus Programs Manager & Academic Advisor
Email: kgermain [at] kennesaw [dot] edu; cyberinstitute [at] kennesaw [dot] edu
Phone: 470-578-3592
Office: 3203 Campus Loop Road, Room 204 (Kennesaw Campus)

ICWD Curriculum Committees

    • Hossain Shahriar, Ph.D., Information Technology Dept.,
           Director of Research and Graduate Education (Chair)
    • Yan Huang, Ph.D., Software Engineering and Game Development Dept.
    • Lei Li, Ph.D., Information Technology Dept.
    • James McCafferty, Ph.D., Sociology and Criminal Justice Dept.
    • Junggab Son, Computer Science Dept.
    • Humayun Zafar, Ph.D., Information Systems and Security Dept.
    • Herb Mattord, Ph.D., Information Systems and Security Dept., Director of Undergraduate Education and Outreach (Chair)
    • Andrew Green, Ph.D., Information Systems and Security Dept.
    • Michael Logan, Ph.D., Sociology and Criminal Justice Dept.
    • Yan Huang, Ph.D., Software Engineering and Game Development Dept.
    • Maria Valero de Clemente, Ph.D., Information Technology Dept.

Cybersecurity Instructional Faculty

The following faculty teach courses in the BS-Cybersecurity and/or MS-Cybersecurity, but belong to one of the five Departments and three Colleges that support the ICWD.  Please visit their department's faculty and staff pages to learn more about them. There are also numerous part-time and limited term faculty members that contribute to the success of these programs.

    • Mike Whitman, Executive Director, ICWD and Professor of Information Security & Assurance
    • Herb Mattord, Director of Undergraduate Education & Outreach, ICWD and Professor of Information Security & Assurance
    • Andy Green, Assistant Professor of Information Security & Assurance
    • Mia Plachkinova, Assistant Professor of Information Security and Assurance
    • Humayun Zafar, Professor of Information Security and Assurance

    See https://coles.kennesaw.edu/information-systems/faculty-and-staff.php for more information.

    • Hossain Shahriar, Director of Research and Graduate Education, ICWD and Associate Professor of Information Technology
    • Lei Li, Professor of Information Technology and Interim Chair, Dept. of IT
    • William Forsyth, Instructor of Information Technology
    • Zhigang Li, Assistant Professor of Information Technology
    • Seyedamin Pouriyeh, Assistant Professor of Information Technology
    • Foster Scotland, Lecturer of Information Technology
    • Dawn Tatum, Lecturer of Information Technology
    • Shirley Tian, Assistant Professor of Information Technology
    • Maria Valero de Clemente, Assistant Professor of Information Technology
    • Ying Xie, Professor of Information Technology
    • Ming Yang, Professor of Information Technology

    See https://ccse.kennesaw.edu/it/faculty-staff.php for more information.

    • Junggab Son, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    • Xinyue Zhang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

    See https://ccse.kennesaw.edu/cs/about/faculty-staff.php for more information.

    • Yan Huang, Assistnt Professor of Software Engineering

    See https://ccse.kennesaw.edu/swegd/about/faculty-staff.php for more information.

    • Gang Lee, Professor of Criminal Justice
    • Michael Logan, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
    • James McCafferty, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    See https://radow.kennesaw.edu/scj/about/faculty-staff.php for more information.

Board of Advisors

The Advisory Board is made up of a balance of representatives from the business and our alumni community. The advisory board is dedicated to the continuing progress of the security programs and the ICWD at Kennesaw State University. The purpose of the Advisory Board is two-fold:

  1. Provide advice, opinions, and ideas regarding a variety of strategic and operational issues, including programs, recruitment, placement, and the general competitive environment affecting ISA education;
  2. Improve the visibility and enhance the reputation of the ICWD, its Cybersecurity programs, the department of Information Systems, the Coles College of Business, and Kennesaw State University
    • Reid Eastburn, President, ISACA Atlanta
    • Martin Fisher - Manager, IT Security, Northside Hospital
    • Katherine Fithen - Director, McKesson
    • Stephen C. Gay - Chief Information Security Officer and Executive Director, Information Security, Kennesaw State University
    • Brad MacKenzie - CEO, Clear Skies Security
    • Tim O'Neill - Chief Contributing and Technology Editor
    • Nick Owen - CEO, WikID Systems
    • Chris Silvers - Principal Consultant, Foundstone
    • Eric Smith - Senior Partner, Principal Security Consultant, Lares Consulting

SunTrust Fellowships

The following faculty were recognized as SunTrust fellows after receiving a grant stemming from a gift from SunTrust bank.

    • Reza M. Parizi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Software Engineering and Game Development Dept.
    • SeyedaminPouriyeh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Information Technology Dept.
    • SaurabhGupta, Ph.D., Professor, Information Systems and Security Dept.
    • Adriane Randolph, Ph.D., Professor, Information Systems and Security Dept.
    • HumayunZafar, Associate Professor, Information Systems and Security Dept.
    • Kun Suo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dept.
    • Yong Shi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Computer Science Dept.
    • XiaohuaXu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dept.
    • Hossain Shahriar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Information Technology Dept.
    • Chi Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Information Technology Dept.
    • Xin (Shirley) Tian, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Information Technology Dept.
    • ZhigangLi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Information Technology Dept.
    • Yan Huang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Software Engineering and Game Development Dept.
    • DonghyunKim, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Computer Science Dept.
    • Lei Li, Ph.D., Professor and Assistant Chair, Information Technology Dept.
    • MengHan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Information Technology Dept.

 

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