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UAT is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a Member of the North Central
Association. Further information about The Higher Learning Commission may be obtained
online at www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org
or by phone: (800) 621-7440 / (312) 263-0456.
UAT is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE)
in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland
UAT IA Graduate Curriculum takes students through the materials for CNSS
certifications 4011, 4012, 4013 and 4014.
FACULTY EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
UAT’s faculty is aware of the unique advantages and challenges its students face and
is focused on sustaining an effective and supportive online environment for learning. During
class sessions, instructors keep the lines of communication open with students, participate
in discussion groups, and respond to student questions. They also respond to emails and
discussion threads, so there is plenty of opportunity for interaction and exploration.
Students may hand in their assignments via email or by posting them online.
As a UAT student you will have access to faculty members with past and/or present
innovations in Information Assurance such as:
Professor teaching both on campus and online who has been involved in the IT
industry for over 20 years. Diane has spent the last several years performing
digital forensics in civil litigation cases and has published numerous works
as a primary author focusing on information assurance, computer forensics, and
network security. In addition, Diane has been a featured speaker at many industry
Professor teaching online who is a recognized security and information technology
industry veteran. He has published a dozen different books on information
security, been interviewed for CNN as a subject matter expert, and is published in
multiple publications (print and media). His background includes experience at
the National Security Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, US Air Force,
Department of Energy, Department of Interior, and other Federal and Department
of Defense Agencies.
Professor teaching online who has been involved with the information and network
security community since 1987, he is a recognized information assurance expert with
four publications and numerous magazine articles. He has been a featured speaker at
multiple information security conferences including TechnoSecurity, BlackHat, DEFCON,
Information System Security Association, and Infragard. Greg has served in
information security and technology positions with consulting, commercial,
United States Federal Government and international organizations. Greg’s credentials
include: Ph.D., CISSP, CISA, CISM.
Professor teaching both on campus and online specializing in Information Security
and Assurance Technologies as well as Networking Infrastructure. She is also the
technology editor of UAT's The Journal of Advancing Technology. Prior to becoming
an instructor at UAT, she was a technical training manager and a corporate instructor.
Robert holds over 20 professional IT certifications and while being truly
technologically skilled is also proud of the fact that he is an Eagle Scout.
In his time when he is not teaching and working in the technology field, he
has worked with numerous bands including Peter Gabriel, Pat Benetar, Cheap Trick,
Public Enemy, and the Outfield.
Professor Thelen has substantial background and experience with information security
from his deep background with the military as both as active serviceman and a civilian
consultant. He has worked with General Dynamics and Department of the Army as well as
the Air Force. Within this work, Professor Thelen has been a network administrator,
information management officer, information assurance security officer and other
positions that allowed him to garner expertise in applied information security.
Professor teaching both on campus and online who has been involved in the
information security and assurance industry since the late 1980s and has worked
in numerous information technology and security related positions throughout the
world. A Professor at UAT since 2002, he has also delivered a variety of Microsoft
certification courses while assigned to the Professional Development Center and
courses in the Network Engineering and Security degree programs.
Associate Professor teaching on campus, she is a 17-year information technology
professional with specific experience in the area of information assurance. She
is currently employed as an Information Security Consultant at TSYS Acquiring
Solutions, and before that as CISO of the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
Skilled in troubleshooting and process analysis, her specific expertise in security
areas includes forensics, operating system and network security, intrusion detection,
incident handling, vulnerability analysis and policy development.
Associate Professor teaching online, he has 17 years of experience in Computer
Science and Education. He has received multiple awards for his exemplary work
in both military and civilian information assurance environments and has held
positions from Police Officer to Chief Information Security Officer. He brings
multiple perspectives and understanding to the classroom and enjoys engaging students.
Associate Professor, he is an information assurance professional with more than
20 years of experience in Privacy, Security and Compliance for IT. He has worked
on issues of security and compliance around the world, and presented seminars on
Security and Privacy nationally and internationally. As a thought leader in the
Information Privacy and Security space, Mark tries to bridge the gap between
technology and business.
Professor Bluementhal currently performs, in addition to his teaching, as a consultant
and attorney in provate practice. He has served with the Federal Trade Commission and
with the Bureau of Consumer Protection and has been an attorney and advisor on
information and technology management.
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