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Summer Workshop: Participants

2014 Participants - Reserved

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.

Gregg Greer
Lubbock Christian University

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

Delfina Najera
El Paso Community College

Antonio Vargas
El Paso Community College

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 Crouch 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.

  • 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.