Academic with corporate experience desires to return to the corporate world with extensive experience in cyber, public
safety, policy, crisis, disaster, and risk management.
Able to participate in multidisciplinary team approach
Aware of legal and ethical standards
Excellent writing and critical thinking skills
Experience performing assessments
Saved more than $15.5M by renegotiating IT contracts.
Reduced the incidence of IT issues by 93% through the redesign of computer production center and application design.
Led successful acquisition and the subsequent technology integration in under 60 days.
Director of Program EvaluationsJACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSTITY － Jacksonville, AL
Strategized and communicated internal data storage security policies and standards to all departmental users.
Identified, recommended and prioritized new production server design and application in conjunction with business
leaders and department managers to maintain corporate compliance.
Prepared and submitted an annual report on the activity and research design for various federal grants.
Identified inefficiencies and made recommendations for process improvements.
Collaborated with cross-functional teams to draft project schedules and plans.
Reviewed database and transference of data to ensure compliance with cybersecurity policy, FERPA, and HIPPA.
09/2013 to 12/2016
Assistant ProfessorJACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY － Jacksonville, AL
Traveled locally and regionally to conferences, workshops and presentations.
Collaborated with local, state, and federal emergency management, health departments, and other community
Maintain a working knowledge of new techniques, technologies and concepts.
Authored Chaos Theory, Disaster Policy, and Response: Achieving a New Normal in Dr. James D. Ward's book, Leadership and Change in Public Sector Organizations: Beyond Reform.
Dissertation Chair for crisis management in the emergency operations center and in cyber resiliency and the critical
Developed interesting course plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
Funding Secured a $337K grant used to start a Veteran's Student Services Center on campus.Secured approximately $200K in NSA/NSF GencCyber grants to conduct 2 teacher camps.
Monitored social media, resources, and requests in a state emergency operations center as a Situational Awareness Specialist during state of emergencies and large-scale events.
Served on university Cybersecurity Task Force and established policies and procedures for the Cyber Incident Risk Management (CIRM) portion of the overall plan.
09/2012 to 07/2013
Adjunct InstructorAMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY － Atlanta, GA
Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion in Cyber Field
Investigations, Biometrics, Forensic Biology, and Criminology courses.
Mentored and de-escalated student conflict, including two veteran students experiencing PTSD episodes on campus.
Identified customer needs through market research and analysis.
01/2008 to 08/2012
Student Worker/Consultant/InternMERCER UNIVERSITY － Atlanta, GA
Discussed design standards and procedures with the various stakeholders during construction, move, and set-up for
the American Baptist Historical Society new archival space.
Collaborated with facilities and first responders on emergency response plans by conducting walk-throughs and
transference of floor, electrical, hazmat data, and other information to 9-11 and Mobile Command in the event of an
Conducted analysis to address pandemic and emergency readiness on campus which led to updated plans, closed
POD, and a new cross-functional emergency response and communications team.
Designed and successfully implemented table-top to large-scale drills that included local Haz-Mat and
Decontamination Fire Units.
Assisted in the planning and implementation of career fairs.
Reviewed and updated Mental Health, Wellness, and Physical Therapy policies to include airborne and blood borne
pathogens, and response to extreme mental health incidents up to and including suicide.
Education and Training
Ph.D.: Higher Education LeadershipMercer University － Atlanta, GA, USADissertation: How Institutional and University Counselor Policies Effectively Respond to Victims of Cyber Violent Acts: A Multisite Case Study
Master of Science: Public Safety LeadershipMercer University － Atlanta, GA, USACoursework included mental health, forensics, terrorism, and cyber based on post 9-11 topics.
Activities and Honors
Board Member, Birmingham Dioceses Catholic Social Services (Disaster Advisor)
Member, Governor's Task Force on Functional Access Needs in Disasters
Member, University Risk Management Insurance Association
Member, American Red Cross
Member, American Society of Public Administrators (2013-2016)