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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. I also serve as an expert witness and subject matter expert for legal and law enforcement 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


18+ years in Information Technology. My resume and portfolio are available on request including all certifications and previous media contributions.


Tarleton State University: 

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

  • Undergraduate: Research Methods, Organized Crime

  • Graduate: Cybercrime, Darkweb, Ethics, Cyber-security

  • Curriculum Development:

    • Graduate: Cybercrime, Darkweb, 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

  • DEA Citizens Academy 2017

  • 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


HAM Radio Operator KF5BND

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