Curriculum Vitae


I am an education professional with significant technical and process improvement skills and an extensive background in information systems. I have a strong desire to increase and improve applicable research in the areas of cybercrime, information assurance, digital forensics, and application of technology for criminal justice professionals.


Dakota State University, Madison, SD (2016)

D.Sc. Information Systems Information Assurance Track

  • Dissertation: “An Integrated Framework for the Collection of Criminal Evidence from Encrypted Hard Disk Drives”


University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX (2005)

M.A. Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Thesis: “Law Enforcement and Private Security Cooperation”


University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX (2000)

B.A. Criminology and Criminal Justice

Minor: Geology





Tarleton State University:

2015:   Assistant Professor: School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, & Strategic Studies

             Director of the Institute of Homeland Security, Cybercrime, and International Studies


University of Texas at Arlington:

2014-2015: Senior Lecturer: Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

2012-2014: Visiting Assistant Professor: Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

2011-2012: Adjunct Instructor: Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice



Tarleton State University: 

  • 2015-Present: Assistant Professor: School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies

  • Undergraduate: Research Methods, Organized Crime

  • Graduate: Ethics, Cybercrime

  • Curriculum Development:

    • Graduate: Cybercrime, Introduction to Digital Forensics, Cellular Forensics, Digital Forensics Analysis, Research Software for Social Science


University of Texas at Arlington:

  • Undergraduate: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Theoretical Criminology, Cybercrime, Introduction to Research Methods, Victimology, Criminal Careers and Behavior Systems, Institutional Corrections, Organized Crime, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

  • Graduate: Correctional Theory, Critical Infrastructure

  • Curriculum Development:

    • Undergraduate: Cybercrime, Institutional Corrections, Organized Crime, Digital Forensics (proposed), Digital Forensic Analysis (proposed), Cellular Forensics (proposed)

    • Graduate: National Infrastructure Security (proposed)


Tarleton State University:

  • Search Committee 2015,2016, 2017,2019

  • Faculty Evaluation Committee 2015-2017

  • Appeals Committee 2015-present

  • Graduate Curriculum Committee 2015-2017

  • Comprehensive Exams Committee 2015-present

University of Texas at Arlington:

  • Scholarship Committee

  • Grade Appeals Committee

  • Strategic Planning Committee

  • Course Scheduling Committee

  • Comprehensive Exams Committee

  • Grant Committee

  • Hack 2.0 Trends in Student Identity Theft: November 24, 2014.

  • Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Victimization: October 22, 2014.

  • Northstar Academy: Protecting Yourself from Predators on Social Media: October 2014.

  • CRCJ Cohort: Researching Academic Articles: September 15, 2014.

  • Bibliographic Management with Mendeley: September 23, 2014.

  • Lambda Alpha Epsilon - Faculty Advisor



Professional Affiliations:

  • FBI Citizens Academy Class 2015

  • North Texas Crime Commission

  • North Texas Electronic Crimes Taskforce

  • Alpha Phi Sigma

  • Society of Police Futurists International

  • Lambda Alpha Epsilon

  • Association of Computing Machinery

  • CompTIA

  • IEEE

  • ISC2



  • 2012-2018: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • 2006: CompTIA Security+ Certified

  • FEMA/National Civil Air Patrol (BCP, DRP, Operations)

    • Incident Command System IS-00100.a

    • ICS Initial Incidents IS-00200.a

    • National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-00700.a

    • National Response Framework IS-00800.b

    • CAP: General Emergency Services: 116 05/19/2009

    • CAP: General Emergency Services: 117pt 1, 2, 3 03/18/2009


United States Air Force Auxiliary:

  • Radio Operation

  • Information Security Officer

  • Search and Rescue

  • Youth Moral Leadership


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