Dr. Claude F. Turner, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Norfolk State University (NSU). He is a graduate of the City College of the City University of New York (CUNY), where he earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1993 and 1995, respectively. In 2003, he earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Graduate Center of CUNY for work in network traffic analysis.
His research interests include cybersecurity, computer forensics, information privacy, data analytics, financial computing, signal processing, and computer science and cybersecurity education. He is author or co-author of approximately 40 peer reviewed publications and has delivered more than 21 presentations at academic conferences.
He has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on several federally supported projects with a cumulative total of over $3.7 million during the period 2007 through 2017. These projects focused primarily on educational and technical research in cybersecurity. Accomplishments, to date, include the development of the visualization software application, "LUCID: A Spectator Targeted Visualization System for Cyber Defense Competition;” development of algorithms to improve speech forensics and analyze network data; development of laboratory modules to enhance cybersecurity curricula.
Dr. Turner has received several awards, including Best Research Paper of the Year Award from the 8th International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation & Technology (CSEIT) and Outstanding Journal Publications Award. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is the founding Director of the Center for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies at his former institution, Bowie State University.
Wayne Andrews received his M.A. in Business Management from Webster University in 1982 and his B.S. with honors from Alabama A&M University in 1977. He retired as a Major in the Army in 1994 and joined the NSU family that same year. He is currently a mentor at First Colonial High School, and Chairman of the Village Church Trustee Ministry. He was the 2006 Volunteer in Education at First Colonial High School and the 2006 Virginia Beach PTA City Wide Volunteer in Education. He is an NSU Certified Online Instructor (COI), LERN Certified Online Instructor and currently teaches CSC 150 courses.×
D'Nita Andrews Graham is a torch bearer for several courses that she manages. She started an eternal flame in becoming Norfolk State University's first certified online instructor, award winning Distinguished Exemplary Teaching Faculty 2010-2011, and author. She is the recipient of the 2012 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology. She was a nominee for the 2012 Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology. She is the recipient of the 2013 Computer Science Teacher of the Year and College of Science, Engineering and Technology Teacher of the Year. Her track record is proven to be a premium shareholder in the area of teaching, learning and technology in such a way as to have other instructors and their students experience successes as well.×
Dr. Felicia Doswell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Norfolk State University. Dr. Doswell holds a B.S. from Norfolk State University, a M.S. from Georgia Tech, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, all in Computer Science. Her education is complemented by over five years of research and development experience. She was an Assistant Professor at Virginia State University in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science prior to joining the Department of Computer Science at Norfolk State University in 2005.
Dr. Doswell has technical research interests in the areas of information assurance, networking and human computer interaction. She currently investigates security in cloud computing environments, forensic analysis solutions for mobile devices, and usable security solutions to enhance human interaction while maintaining privacy of information for all users of computing technology. Dr. Doswell also participates in research efforts to address the challenges of increasing digital access and engaging all users in trustworthy computing practices. Her activities include graduate and undergraduate curriculum development, advising graduate students in research projects, conducting workshops to educate users on secure computing, and engaging undergraduate students in research to encourage pursuit of graduate education and to increase the number of underrepresented participants in computing. Her work with the National Science Foundation (NSF) BPC Alliance for the Advancement of African Americans in Computing (A4RC), support of the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) initiatives, and recruitment and retention efforts on her campus demonstrate her commitment to ensure that computing education is accessible to all.×
Dr. Jonathan Graham received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Idaho in 2005. He has a master’s degree in Computer Science from Jackson State University (1984). In 1982 he received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science with Upper Second class honours from University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus, Barbados.×
Dr. Hinds completed the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the University of Idaho and the Master of Arts degree in Computer and Information Systems from City University of New York. She also completed the BSc. degree in Economics at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, Barbados.×
Dr. Mary Ann Hoppa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science (CSC) at Norfolk State University (NSU); a co-Principal Investigator in NSU’s Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity (funded by DoD); and a researcher within NSU’s Information Assurance Research and Education Development Institute (IA-REDI). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science and cybersecurity, and she is the Assessment Coordinator for the department. Prior to joining NSU, Dr. Hoppa was a traveling faculty for the University of Maryland, University College (UMUC) Cybersecurity Graduate School in Europe.
Dr. Hoppa entered academia after a multi-decade career in information technology research and development at MITRE, a federally-funded R&D Center. At MITRE she provided subject-matter expertise in information interoperability, digital culture and cybersecurity, most recently as the technical lead for corporate knowledge management. Dr. Hoppa successfully proposed and led innovative projects within MITRE’s highly competitive internal research program in the areas of markup dialects, just-in-time guidance, micro-learning, voice-to-text information navigation and text-to-voice content dissemination. She has authored over 40 publications and is an accomplished technical speaker.
In addition to academic degrees, Dr. Hoppa holds certifications in diverse disciplines including business, electronic commerce and distance education. She serves as a faculty research mentor to students in NSU’s Cybersecurity MS degree program, coaching candidates through every phase of their capstone project experience from concept to final presentation. Her advisees have earned positions with such prestigious organizations as Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Hoppa is a master online course developer for NSU’s School of Extended Learning, who has funded her to design and implement curriculum improvements to help transition students from diverse backgrounds into successful cybersecurity masters degree experiences. She is a grant recipient from the AFRL Minority Leaders Research Collaboration Program (ML RCP) in the field of ethical cybersecurity decision-making.
Mrs. May Hou is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science of Norfolk State University. She received her BS in Mathematics in National Normal University and later received her MS in Computer Science from University of Iowa. She has an extensive industry experience. She has worked with Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. as a system engineer to maintain IBM 360 main frame computer and Eastern Computer, Inc. as a software analyst to develop a multi-linguistic OS for personal computers.
She started teaching at Norfolk State University in 1988. She has been an AP computer Science examination reader/table leader for over 10 years and has been working closely with local AP computer science teachers to promote computer science in local high schools. She understands very much learning attitudes and special needs of minority and female students in learning computer science. She also taught a three-day Python Bootcamp at NSU and completed a SANS cybersecurity training course in 2016.
Mrs. May Hou loves teaching and how to enhance effectiveness in Computer Science teaching and learning is her life-long career interest. She has made a great effort to bring the collaborative learning and graph animation into the classroom to foster a more interactive learning environment. The results of these efforts have been presented in the conferences. She is also dedicated to promote online teaching and learning. She is a Certified Online Instructor (COI) since 2013 and (QM) Quality Matter certified online curriculum reviewer since 2016.
Dr. Chung-Chu (George) Hsieh is a Professor of Computer Science at Norfolk State University (NSU). He serves as the Principal Investigator for the Center of Excellence in Cyber Security at NSU ($4.98M, 2015-2020, Department of Defense), and a Co-PI for the Consortium for K-20 Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline ($25M, 2014-2019, Department of Energy).
Dr. George Hsieh joined NSU in 2002 and served as the MS.CSC Graduate Program Coordinator from August 2003 (when the program was launched) to December 2013. He has acquired approximately $6.5 million in external research funding as a principal investigator, and participated as a Co-PI or research team leader on additional projects with $31.75 million in external funding.
Prior to joining NSU, Dr. George Hsieh worked at Bell Laboratories of AT&T and Lucent Technologies from 1982 to 2001 as a member of technical staff, senior manager, and director for applied research and product development. During these years, he had a variety of technical and management responsibilities, including technology and product planning and development, organization and project management, and business development.
Dr. George Hsieh received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois in 1982 and 1980, respectively, and B.S. in Nuclear Engineering degree from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, Republic of China, in 1973. He is a member of IEEE Computer Society, ACM, Tau Beta Pi, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
Dr. Yen-Hung (Frank) Hu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science (CSC) at Norfolk State University (NSU); a faculty member in the NSU Information Assurance Research and Education Development Institute (IA-REDI); and a faculty researcher in the NSU Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity (funded by DoD), and NSU K-20 Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities & Research (CECOR) Project (funded by DoE). Prior to joining NSU, he was the Director of Information Assurance Center at Hampton University (IAC@HU), PI of the NSF CyberCorps:SFS HU GETS-IA program, and full-time faculty member in the CSC department at Hampton University. He has participated in several funded grants and attended many IA research and education workshops/conferences including NSA IA CAE principals meeting, NIST Cryptographic Key Management workshop, Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE), and other NSF funded IA related workshops. His research focuses on computer and network security, trustworthy computing, Internet traffic modeling, secure coding, and machine learning. He has authored/co-authored many publications and made numerous professional presentations. Dr. Hu received his Doctor of Science degree in Computer Science from the George Washington University in 2004. He also has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Southeastern University, a Master of Science degree in Applied Chemistry from National Chiao-Tung University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from National Sun Yat-Sen University.×
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Dr. Rasha Morsi is a Professor and Founding Director of the Creative Gaming and Simulation (CGS) lab in the Department of Computer Science at Norfolk State University (NSU).
Dr. Morsi is an exceptional scholar with extensive research experience in the areas of Modeling, Simulation, Visualization, and Training Technologies (MSV&TT) design and development, Formal Methods, and Data and Visual Analytics. Dr. Morsi's research has been supported by several agencies securing her over $5.3M in funding from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense, among other public and private agencies.
Dr. Morsi is also a pioneer in the design and development of assessment-based games and interactive simulations for education. Her unique and exemplary experience as a teacher, scholar, and software developer has afforded her the means to design and lead several cutting-edge projects which include console-based games, mobile apps, and interactive web-based tools for K-16 education. Her innovation in the use of modeling and simulation in the design and development of these educational tools has earned her Governor McDonnell's prestigious 2012 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award. This is just one of Dr. Morsi's slew of honors and awards. Dr. Morsi has been ecognized as the 2009 YWCA Woman of Distinction for Science and Technology for her service to her profession and the community. She was also named one of the 2008 Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s Emerging Scholars. In 2007, she was the first recipient of the NSU ‘University Award of Excellence,’ an award given to a faculty member who has performed in a superior manner in teaching, scholarly activity, and service. This is one of the highest honors the University can bestow on one of its faculty. Other awards and honors include the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology’s Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Grantsmanship, and Engineering’s Top Faculty.
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Dr. Aurelia T. Williams is Professor of Computer Scienceand Founding Executive Director of the Cybersecurity Complexat Norfolk State University(NSU). She has been a successful manager and actively involved in Cybersecurity at NSU. As a member of the Information Assurance–Research, Education, and Development Institute(IA-REDI), located at NSU, her research has focused on the application of Digital Forensics applied to Cloud Computing. Dr.Williams currently serves as the Primary Investigator for the Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities and Research(CECOR) where NSU leads a consortium of 13 schools and two Department of Energy laboratories to increase the work force pipeline in Cybersecurity. A most notable accomplishment is hosting Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Congressman Bobby Scott, and Dept. of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, in an unprecedented visit to NSU to award $25M from the Department of Energy(DoE) for this effort. She is a Co-PI of the NSF Scholarship for Service grant and serves as a mentor to students in the program. She has also participated as a researcher on the Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research project. Dr. Williams uses these opportunities to serve as a research advisor to graduate and undergraduate students completing their theses, projects, and capstone courses.
As the former Chair of the Computer Science department at NSU, she managed oversight of two graduate programs in Computer Science and Cybersecurity and two undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Information Technology. In that role, she helped the Cybersecurity initiative to grow a cross the departments at NSU, regionally and nationally. During her stewardship as chair of the Computer Science department, the Cybersecurity initiative received 33 million dollars in Cybersecurity funding, receivedre-designation as a DHS/NSA Center of Academic Excellence in CyberDefenseEducation, and launched an MS Cybersecurity program. The MS Cybersecurity program was featured as one of the “Top 50 Online Cybersecurity Programs 2018, ”by Cyber Security Master’s Degree, recognized among the Best Online Colleges in Virginia in 2016 and featured as a highly regarded online cybersecurity program.
Dr. Williams is a member of three professional and honorary societies. She volunteers in her community where she participates in various programs that promote STEM(science, technology, engineering, andmath) disciplines to elementary through college-age students. In addition to offering presentations on Cybersecurity topics to her peers and children, she was featured on the cover of BEHOLD, NSU’s Alumn imagazine for her work in successfully encouraging under represented students to pursue Computer Science and Cybersecurity. She received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Norfolk State University, a master’s degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a doctoral degree from Pace University in New York.
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