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Summer Workshop: Participants

2014 Participants - Reserved

Jayson Brown
Texas A&M University - Central Texas

Jayson BrownMy name is Jayson Geoffrey Brown and I am currently 29 years of age. I hail from the Central Regions of Texas around Brownwood being born in Abilene, then in Fort Hood/Killeen after training in Fort Knox. I have an A.S. in Business Admin, B.S. in Software Engineering/Database Administration and now a M.S. of Information Systems degree that have been my main dedication and effort since 2009. I have had various non-related jobs such as US Army 19K, oil derrick man, auto-mechanic and various other trades before and during this time. My related experience in the computing industry started with a Graduate Assistant position in the CIS department of Texas A&M University- Central – Texas (TAMU-CT) during the 12 months of 2013 ending with my graduation. This last January, I have the privilege of fully teaching two courses at TAMU-CT in the same department at the junior level. I plan on attending Texas Tech University in the fall of 2014 for a PhD in Computer Science which I will further use to research and teach in the years beyond.

Trevor Chandler
Houston Community College

Trevor ChandlerTrevor Chandler has been a faculty member in the Computer Science Department, at Houston Community College, since 1987. He has taught courses in the areas Operating System Administration (both Microsoft Windows and Unix), Programming (C/C++), Information Systems Security, and Cisco Networking. Trevor has taught Cisco Networking courses, through Cisco’s Networking Academy curriculum, for over 6 years. The Cisco certifications that he holds are CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNA Voice, CCNA Security, and CCNP Routing & Switching. On May 30th of this year, Trevor passed ISC(2)’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification exam. He is currently preparing for Cisco’s CCIE certification in the Routing & Switching track. Trevor has taken and passed the first component (a written exam) toward achieving the CCIE certification, and he plans to attempt the second c omponent (an 8-hour lab exam) no later than May of 2015. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Houston.

Abel Danny Dominguez
El Paso Community College

Abel Danny DominguezI have spent the past 25 plus years in the Information Technology Industry where I have held positions in areas of programming, supervision, and manager for companies such as General Dynamics, Allen-Bradley, Toshiba America Consumer Products, and Petro Stopping Centers. I have spent the last nine years as an instructor at the El Paso Community College in the Information Technology Systems discipline where I taught a variety of courses which included Security Management Practices, System Forensics, Cisco, hardware, operating systems, advanced spreadsheets, and Database Programming.

Ervin Frenzel
Amarillo College

Ervin FrenzelErvin Frenzel has more than 20 years of experience in the Information and Information Security fields; he is currently an Instructor in the CIS and the CE Departments at Amarillo College in Amarillo, TX. He has three years of teaching experience in the community college environment and works with children during summer kids camps that emphasis security and computer skills. He has an A.A.S. from Amarillo College in Amarillo, TX, a B.A. from Regents College, Albany, NY, an M.I.S.M. from University of Phoenix, and is currently pursuing a DOM/IST. He is a Certified Information Security Solutions Provider (CISSP) through ISC2 and maintains multiple CompTIA and Microsoft certifications.

Misty Frenzel
Amarillo College

Misty FrenzelMisty Frenzel has numerous years working in the computer field. She has worked at Amarillo College in the continuing education department with kids’ camps for numerous summers. She has an Associates in Education from Amarillo College, and is pursuing a Bachelors in Business Law and Ethics at West Texas A&M.

Gregg Greer, D.Sc.
Lubbock Christian University

Gregg GreerResearch:
Doctoral Dissertation: The Influence of Community Commitment on Knowledge Management in Online Communities of Practice (2013)
Co-presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems in Chicago, Illinois (August 2013)
Presented at the Midwest Association of Information Systems Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin (May 2012)

Degrees:

  • D.Sc. Information Systems (Decision Support Sciences) – Dakota State University (2013)
  • Masters of Science in Information Systems – Baylor University (2003)
  • BBA – Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences, Abilene Christian University (1989)
  • BBA – Business Management, Abilene Christian University (1989)

Work Experience:

  • Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas (2007-Present)
  • Technology Training Specialist at Baylor University in Waco, Texas (1999 – 2007)
  • Lead Programmer/Analyst for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas (1994 – 1999)
  • Programmer / Analyst Tandy Corporation (now Radio Shack Corporation) in Ft. Worth, Texas. (1990-1994)
  • Staff Consultant Andersen Consulting, Arthur Andersen & Co.,S.C. (now Accenture) in Dallas, Texas. (1989-1990)

Debbie Lamprecht
Texas Tech University Department of Computer Science

Debbie Lamprecht Debbie Lamprecht has been an instructor in the Department of Computer Science at the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University from 2009 – 2013. She was a Temple College Instructor in the CIS department from 2000-2005. She was the South Plains College CIS department chair and assistant professor from 1991 – 2000, and she worked as a Programmer/Analyst from 1980 – 1991 for corporations in the Dallas area.


Degrees:

  • AAS – CIS – South Plains College, 1977
  • BBA – CIS – Eastern New Mexico University, 1980
  • MS – Interdisciplinary studies – Texas Tech University, 1996

Rajiv Malkan
Lone Star College – Montgomery

Nicole Mitchell
Lamar Institute of Technology

Nicole MitchellI am Nicole Mitchell an Instructor in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice at Lamar Institute of Technology. I worked in the criminal justice field for over 17 years as a case manager and administrator with the Texas Youth Commission. Over the last year and several months, I have transitioned into the higher education field teaching at Houston Community College and Lamar Institute of Technology. I have an A.S., B.S., and M.S. from Grambling State University in Criminal Justice.

Delfina Najera
El Paso Community College

Yu-Pa Ng
San Antonio College

Jane Perschbach
Central Texas College

Alexey Petrenko
Austin Community College

Alexey PetrenkoMy education includes a M.S. degree in Physics from the Moscow State University, Russia, and M.S degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. My work history includes a researcher's position at the University of Munich, Germany, a LAN administrator's position, and full-time teaching position at the College of Coastal Georgia. Currently, I teach LAN and Security Administration programs at the Austin Community College in Texas.

Lopa Roychoudhuri
Angelo State University

Lopa RoychoudhuriLopamudra Roychoudhuri has been an assistant professor of computer science at Angelo State University since August 2012. She received her PhD from DePaul University, Chicago. Her research area is multimedia communication over the Internet. She has been teaching computer science since 2002. Her teaching includes a wide variety of courses including computer networking, security, computer organization, databases, and computer programming. She is responsible for a new networking and security lab at the department of Computer Science, ASU, using a faculty research enhancement grant that she received in 2013. Professionally, she has over fourteen years of experience in system architecture design and deployment across various platforms. She had worked with Fortune 500 companies and had taken part in the delivery of numerous highly visible projects.

Diane Underwood
Southwest Texas Junior College

Diane UnderwoodI am a Computer Science Instructor for Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC) on their Eagle Pass Campus. I taught 1 year part-time (1999-2000) and just completed my 14th year as a full-time instructor (2000-2014). Prior to moving to Uvalde, I taught in the Computer Science Department for Navarro College, located in Corsicana, for 16 years. I received a Master of Science degree in 1981 in Computer Science from the University of Missouri (now known as Missouri University of Science and Technology) in Rolla, Missouri. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979 in Mathematics and Computer Science (magna cum laude) from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee and have earned additional graduate hours, mostly in the field of Computer Science, from the University of Texas - Tyler, TX and the University of Texas - Arlington, TX. Before becoming an instructor, I worked as a Software Analyst/Programmer for Bell Laboratories in various locations in New Jersey from the Fall of 1981 to the Summer of 1983. At SWTJC I have been honored to receive the Outstanding Faculty Member Award twice (May 2009, 2014) and received the Faculty Association Outstanding Faculty Award in May 2013. I was granted Tenure in the Spring of 2008. I am a member of Texas Community College Teachers Association and serve as our College’s Representative. My husband, Mark, serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs for SWTJC and we have three grown children living in various cities across Texas. I enjoy working with my hands doing crafts and love to sing in my church choir. I have a heart for children as I have taught a 6th grade Sunday school class for many years and directed the annual Vacation Bible School at my church.

Sharron Wallace
Vernon College

Sharron WallaceI have been employed with Vernon College for 29 years and hold an Associate Degree in Office Technology, and Computer and Information Sciences, and BS in Computer Science Technology Applications.

I have various certifications including, CCAI, CCNA, CCNP 5-6, UNIX, Web Development, A+, Network+ and working toward my Security+.

I am the lead instructor and head of the Computer Information Science Department and Cisco Networking Academy at Vernon College.

In addition to teaching various courses I am in charge of the development of current and new courses, and maintaining the hardware and software needs for students. The Skills Training Center is one part of Vernon College who's primary goal is to provide students from all ages and ethnic backgrounds, with the skill sets needed to secure employment is their area of study. My goal is to provide hands-on, critical thinking, assessment and teamwork among the students similar to what they will experience in the working environment.

Ben Walton
South Plains College

Ira Wilsker
Lamar Institute of Technology

Ira WilskerIra Wilsker currently is an Associate Professor of Management at Lamar Institute of Technology (a component of the Texas State University System), in Beaumont, Texas. In his 37 years at LIT, Ira has taught classes in cyber security, cyber terrorism, business, management, law enforcement, corrections, computers, law, sociology, and math.

Ira is also a Jefferson County deputy sheriff who has attended training seminars in cyber security and cybercrime taught by the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI, the DHS, Infragard, and other agencies. Ira also has been traveling nationally and internationally doing presentations on Community Oriented Policing (COPS), and CyberCrime. In recent years, these presentations have been done in such diverse places as Joplin, MO, Indianapolis, Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Diego, Buffalo, Charleston, Colorado Springs, Orlando, Las Vegas, and Sharjah, UAE. Among the participants have been law enforcement officers from numerous local and state police agencies, as well as the FBI, Secret Service, BATF, IRS and other federal agencies. At the International Conference on Police Sciences, held in the United Arab Emirates, where Ira was a speaker on computer crimes, participants were from Interpol, Scotland Yard, and 144 countries. I ra has worked with the training division of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office since 1990, and has been called upon to perform computer forensics on numerous occasions. He is also a long time member of the High Tech Crime Consortium (HTCC).

Ira has been working with computers since he took his first computer class at the Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago, during the fall of 1965. A four term past president of the Golden Triangle PC Club in Beaumont, he has was the host of the “Computer Information Hour” on KLVI radio from 1996 – 2013, and since 2000, has been a columnist in the Examiner, writing the weekly “Personal Technology” column.

A 1976 MBA graduate from the University of Maryland, Ira is also a 1993 graduate of the Jefferson County, Texas, Sheriff’s Academy.

2013 Participants

Manuel C. Alejandro
Southwest Texas Junior College

Manuel C. AlejandroManuel C. Alejandro is the Computer Science Department Chair for Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde. He has been employed with SWTJC for 32 years teaching classes in Business and Computer Science. Mr. Alejandro has instructed classes in programming, networking, security, certification, hardware, operating systems, and software applications. He has written state and federal proposals to acquire funds for educational programs totaling over $5 million.

Mr. Alejandro has served on state and national advisory committees. He received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award and the Faculty Association Teaching Excellent Award from SWTJC. He holds membership in several professional organizations, including the Texas Community Colleges Teachers Association, and Texas United Faculty.

Mr. Alejandro attained Associate degrees from SWTJC, Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and Master of Business Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio. He resides in Uvalde with his wife Nikol and 4 year old daughter Alexia Michele.

Doris Krakrafaa Bestman
Texas Southern University

Doris Krakrafaa BestmanI was born in Nigeria, West Africa and have been living in Houston, Texas since 2005. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Business Administration. I am currently a PhD student in Administration of Justice at Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas.

I have a passion for family matters because I believe that the foundation of a society begins with the family. Given this, a better knowledge of family issues is a vital pathway to understanding the fundamental motivations of crimes in the society.

I have a wonderful husband and a precious daughter. At leisure, I love to cook, travel, coordinate events, aerobics, dance and watch movies.

Rob Byrd
Abilene Christian University

Rob ByrdDr. Rob Byrd is an Associate Professor at Abilene Christian University, Texas, where he teaches courses in object-oriented design and development, web application development, system administration, database management systems, and project management. His research in computing and technology has been funded by National Park Service and the Department of Homeland Security. Most recently, Dr. Byrd has been studying interdisciplinary knowledge transfer, mobile learning, and the use of virtual machines in educational environments. In addition to university service, he volunteers help to non-profit organizations and individuals having difficulties with applications and web or networking technologies and is an Information Technology academic program evaluator (PEV) for the accrediting body, ABET.

Norma Colunga-Hernandez
Texas State Technical College

Norma Colunga-Hernandez Norma Colunga-Hernandez is an Associate Professor in the Computer Networking and Security Technology Department at the Texas State Technical College. She received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering [Texas A&I University] and a Master of Science in Information Systems [Western International University]. Current professional certifications include: GIAC Certified Forensics Examiner (GCFE), GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP), Information System Security Professional (INFOSEC), Network+. Prior to joining TSTC (2000), she was at the White Sands Missile Range Electronic Proving Ground [Arizona], as Branch Chief for Network Operations (2 yrs.) and an Electronics Engineer conducting technical testing of communication systems (10 yrs.).

Mark Crouch
Angelo State University

Mark CrouchDegrees:

B.Music Ed., 1969, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
M.Music Ed., 1972, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
B.S., Computer Science, 1978, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas
M.B.A., Management, 1985, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas
Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, 2000, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


  • Military Experience, Navy Active/Reserve; retired in rank of Commander.
  • Various Positions from Programmer to Systems Supervisor, GTE Southwest Inc.
  • Associate Professor / Program Director – C.I.S. Department, HOWARD COLLEGE
  • Director, Reese Center and Coordinator of Grants, South Plain College
  • Associate Professor of Computer Science, Angelo State University

Ervin Frenzel
Amarillo College

Ervin FrenzelErvin Frenzel has 20 plus years of experience in the Information and Information Security fields, he is currently an Instructor at Amarillo College in Amarillo, TX in the CIS Department.  He has two years of teaching experience in the community college environment.   He has an A.A.S. from Amarillo College in Amarillo, TX, a B.A. from Regents College, Albany, NY, a M.I.S.M. from University of Phoenix, and is currently pursuing a DOM/IST.  He is a Certified Information Security Solutions Provider (CISSP) through ISC2 and maintains CompTIA and Microsoft certifications.

Randy Haley
Texas State Technical College

Randy HaleyRandy Haley is the Division Director of IT Studies at Texas State Technical College in Marshall, Texas.  He came to TSTC from Equisearch, LLC where he was a digital forensic investigator. Randy also was employed with East Texas Baptist University for ten years where he was Director of Networking.  He holds a BAS in Liberal Studies at ETBU. Randy is also an IT security consultant and performs ethical hacking and vulnerability assessments for businesses in east Texas. He is an authorized instructor at Cisco’s Network Academy and holds many industry wide certifications. He is married to Cindy Haley and has two children and two grandchildren. He enjoys fishing, camping, and playing the guitar and banjo.

Dennis Hayes
Texas State Technical College

Larry Lambert
El Paso Community College

Larry LambertLarry Lambert has over 30 years of Information Technology industry experience holding various positions at Computer Associates, EDS, & HP. For the last eleven years, Larry has been teaching a variety of Information Technology classes at El Paso Community College. He has a Bachelor of Science in Management degree, and a Master of Information Technology degree from UTEP.

Jan A. Nesmith
Texas State Technical College

Jan A. Nesmith Jan Nesmith is a hands on instructor in the Computer Networking & Security Technology Dept. at Texas State Technical College, Harlingen campus. Jan began the teaching portion of her career at Richland College, Dallas Texas. She delivered and developed custom training options for a variety of customers from Fortune 100, 500, 1000 companies, along with State and Government Agencies, territory included United States and Canada as an internal CNI at Novell Inc. Security and Networking are her professional passion assisting the next generations geeks understand and apply technology, protecting our digital assets in the cyber environment. For the past 25 plus years she has worked in the industry holding numerous roles from consultant, developer, trainer, technician, and manager for companies such as TSTC, Richland College, Walgreen's Distribution Center, and AH Belo, etc.

Ifeoma Evelyn Okoye
Texas Southern University

Ifeoma Okoye obtained LL.B from Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria and BL from Nigerian Law School Abuja, Nigeria. She obtained MBA from American Intercontinental University and presently pursuing Doctoral degree in Administration of Justice at Texas Southern University, specializing in cyber security and terrorism.

Ifeoma is a board member and corporate attorney of Esther Video College. She is also a Director of Policy Making and Law/Justice and a board member of the Research Institute for Policy Development and Humanistic Studies at the Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria.

Ifeoma practiced as a legal practitioner/attorney in Nigeria. As a litigation attorney, she appeared in several court cases at the magistrate courts, high courts and appeal courts levels in Nigeria representing all calibers of clients. She has also successfully handled many out-of-court cases as an arbitrator in Nigeria.

Ifeoma is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. She also belongs to Phi Kappa Theta and Sigma Beta Delta, both are International academic honors societies.

Alaba M. Oludare
Texas Southern University

Alaba M. Oludare Alaba Oludare is an Attorney having good standing with the New York State Bar (since August, 2008). She has worked for several years as an attorney in law enforcement and Corporate Legal practice. She obtained a post graduate degree (LL.M. Taxation Law) from the University of Alabama, School of Law, Tuscaloosa in August 2010. Her teaching experience includes Graduate Teaching Assistant with the Texas Southern University where she is currently pursuing a PhD in Administration of Justice. Her research interest includes prevention of cyber attacks, global enforcement and update of cyber laws, environmental justice, juvenile justice and policing.

Ihekwoaba Declan Onwudiwe
Texas Southern University

Ihekwoaba OnwudiweDr. I.D. Onwudiwe received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. Currently, Dr. Onwudiwe is Professor of Administration of Justice in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. His research has focused primarily on terrorism, policing, strategic security, and theoretical criminology. He has published many scholarly articles, and he is the author of The Globalization of Terrorism. Dr. Onwudiwe also co-authored International Patterns of Community Policing, published in 2009 by CRC Press, a division of Taylor and Francis.

Luis Perez
Southwest Texas Junior College

Luis PerezLuis M. Pérez is my name; I was raised in Piedras Negras, a small town in the border of Mexico with south Texas. I always had a curiosity for anything mechanical that later on encouraged me to start an engineering degree in electronics. I must credit my father for allowing me plenty of space to learn how to repair the machinery in the farm. I even did a full engine overhaul of an old Ford 9600 tractor with the repair manual on my hands. So far it works just fine.

Back when I was a student of Electronic Industrial Engineering, everybody thought I was majoring in Information Systems Engineering because of all the time that I spent in the computer labs during the first year. They where quite surprised when they saw me later on in the electronics lab doing work. Very fond memories I have from those school years.

Eventually while doing the course work for a master's degree in Industrial Sciences started to work in the education field, then went into industry, and decided to settle within the education field. Another masters degree was undertaken in the IS area later on, I did enjoy it very much. As I look into the future it is time for me to once more start taking more graduate courses.

I can not really express how good it feels to look back onto those years, and to see how the future is just as interesting, I thank the reader for the time spent on these short paragraphs.

Richard Southern
El Paso Community College

Richard SouthernI am Richard Southern a Full Professor of Information Technology at EL Paso Community College. For the last six years at the Transmountain Campus, where I teach ITSC 1301 Information Technology and COSC 1301 Computer Science. I especially enjoy demonstrating Excel data queries and then writing the same as SQL in Access. Twenty years ago, it took my programming students two semesters to acquire sufficient skills to write a three page program to generate an Excel pivot table that is only four lines of SQL code. The higher level of productivity is the reward of keeping pace with the incredible speed of new technology. I am looking forward to updating my skills at the NSF funded Cyber Security Workshop this summer.

Christopher Richard Thibault
Hardin-Simmons University

Chris R. Thibault

Mr. Thibault currently consults with local law firms as an expert witness in computing. He was a programmer on the B1-Bomber Simulators at Dyess Air Force Base from 1999-2009. These simulators contain over a million lines of code!

He has been teaching computer science for 22 years (the last 16 years at HSU). He teaches a variety of computer science subjects including computer forensics. He helped construct a forensics minor at HSU in 2012. He attended two boot camps and researched computer forensics/security on his last two sabbaticals.

He also enjoys hunting and raising his four children.

Degrees:
  • B.S., Computer Science, 1988, Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont
  • M.S., Management Systems, 1989, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York
  • C.C.P., Certified Computing Professional, 1994

Lucy Tsado
Texas Southern University

Lucy TsadoLucy Tsado is a doctoral candidate at the Texas Southern University's Administration of Justice Program. Lucy obtained a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a Master of Science Degree in the Management of Information Systems. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honor society since 2008, American Society of Criminology and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Her interest in cyber security originates from a background in Information Systems and the consequent security issues that pose challenges to law enforcement. Lucy's 15 year experience in auditing banks relates and ties into the ever evolving area of cyber security. Her motivations are security threats, lapses, and control measures that undermine an organization's operations. Lucy has participated in several conferences including the American Society of Criminology and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. She has jointly published papers in the area of information technology and organizational operations.

Robert Gene Watson
McMurry University

Charlotte Young
South Plains College

Charlotte YoungCharlotte Young has been teaching computer science courses since 1980. For the last 22 years she has taught at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas where she is a tenured professor. During the summer of 2012 she completed a faculty fellowship with the Office of Naval Research at the Navy Research Lab in Washington, D.C. where she wrote programs to support research in the field of Behavioral Web analytics. Prior teaching appointments include graduate teaching assistant at Texas A&M University and lecturer at Texas Tech University in those computer science departments. Her career has also included commercial programming and consulting work. Young has a B.S. Ed. from Abilene Christian University (1976) and a Master of Computing Science from Texas A&M University, (1981). Her interests include family activities, traveling, hiking, and reading.