Grant Personnel
Daytona State College
J. Philip Craiger, Ph.D., CISSP, CCFP
Principal Investigator
Philip Craiger is a Professor in the School of Engineering Technology at Daytona State College -- designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance -- and also serves as the Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation funded "Advanced Cyberforensics Education Consortium." From 2004-2010 he served a dual appointment at the University of Central Florida as the Assistant Director for Digital Evidence at the National Center for Forensic Science, and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology. At UCF Philip was instrumental in developing the first Master’s of Science in Digital Forensics in the U.S., serving as the adviser for the professional development track. Before ‘coming home’ to Florida he was an associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and serves on the editorial boards several academic journals and conferences.
Emily Coppa, M.B.A.
Project Coordinator
Emily Coppa received her B.A. in Psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She then served as a graduate assistant to the M.B.A. Program Director while completing her M.B.A. with a concentration in International Business. She continued her career in higher education by serving as an Academic Advisor for Wright State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Patrick Vilkinofsky, M.S.
Senior Technical Specialist
Patrick Vilkinofsky received his A.S. in Network Systems and B.S. in Information Systems with an elective focus in information security and digital forensics from Daytona State College and, most recently, a M.S. in Digital Forensics from the University of Central Florida. Patrick has worked as the Senior Technical Specialist for the NSF ATE grant funded project the Advanced Cyberforensics Education Consortium since its inception in 2013.
State Lead Institutions
Kevin Floyd Ed.D. - Middle Georgia State College
Co-Principal Investigator
Dr. Kevin Floyd is an associate professor and program chair in the School of Information Technology at Middle Georgia State College. He teaches in the areas of web development, web programming, and database development. His research interests are in the areas of web development technologies, leadership styles and ethical work climates, and student active learning and engagement strategies. He is a member of the Southern Association for Computer Information Systems (SAIS) board and web developer for the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS). Kevin is currently serving as a co-PI for an NSF grant on advanced cyber forensics education. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Middle Georgia State College (formally Macon State College) in Macon, Georgia, master’s degree in Applied Computer Science from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, and his Ed.D. from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.
Oscar Gonzalez - South Piedmont Community College
Co-Principal Investigator
Oscar Gonzalez is a Computer Information Technology Instructor at South Piedmont Community College, NC. He has Master of Science in Management Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. Oscar has 12 years of teaching experience in the following computer fields: Computer programming, Computer Networking, System Analysis and Design, Security, and business e-commerce. He is a Certified Internet Webmaster, and Internet and Computer Core Certified. Prior to entering the educational field, Oscar worked in the banking industry for nearly 10 years.
Laurie Boeding - Trident Technical College
Co-Principal Investigator
Laurie Boeding is the department head for the Network Systems Management program in Business Technology Division at Trident Technical College (TTC) in Charleston, SC. Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in information systems
Mark M. Pollitt, Ph.D.
Mark Pollitt served over thirty years in the U. S. government, over ten years as an officer in the USMC and USCG, and over twenty as a Special Agent of the FBI. He conducted criminal and national security investigations, supervised online investigations, was Chief of the FBI’s computer forensic unit (CART) and was Director of the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory Program. Dr. Pollitt began teaching as adjunct faculty at a number of institutions including: Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Polytechnic and Norwich Universities. He became a full-time academic in 2006, at the University of Central Florida. In 2010, he joined the Engineering Technology faculty of Daytona State College.
Dr. Pollitt is a graduate of Cornell University, Syracuse University and the National Defense University and has done post-graduate work in forensic science at George Washington Univ. He completed his Ph.D. in Text in Technology at UCF in 2013. Dr. Pollitt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the Digital Forensic Certification Board.
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