Mary Fernandez

CIS Faculty

Mary Fernandez has an extensive career in cyber threat intelligence and information security ranging from the U.S. Marine Corps and Department of Defense to a global financial technology provider. She joined ECPI University in 2016 to teach ethical hacking and security systems administration, among other courses.   Education: M.S. in Information Assurance and Security with…

Edward Croft

CIS Faculty

Edward Croft’s professional experience includes network administration for the Military Health System’s Defense Health Agency. He joined ECPI University in 2016. Among the courses he teaches are routing and switching, and Linux administration. Education: Master of Science in Information Systems, Minot State University, Minot, ND Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Information Systems Security, Limestone College,…

James Clapp

CIS Faculty

Since 2008, James Clapp has been teaching courses in operating systems, networking, routing and switching, and Windows Server at ECPI University. Prior to his transition to education, he worked as an electronics technician, design engineer, and a broadband technician in VOIP and Internet installation and service.   Education: Doctor of Information Technology, Walden University, In…

Walter Brock

CIS Faculty

Dr. Walter Brock began at ECPI University in 2005. He has taught courses ranging from computer applications to advanced defense and countermeasures. He has had a lengthy career in education both as an instructor and a network administrator, following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy.   Education: Doctor of Philosophy, Information Systems with Concentration…

David Walman

CIS Faculty

David Walman holds an active Top Secret clearance with the DoD, working in cyber and influence warfare with the Department of the Navy. He joined ECPI University in July 2017, initially teaching introductory network courses. His previous employers include Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics.   Education: Post-Graduate Certificate in Cyber Warfare, NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL Master…

Lanae Harris

CIS Faculty

Dr. Lanae Harris joined ECPI University in 2006 after serving as a network administrator for Cox Communications. Her technical skills encompass numerous software and web development tools. Her instruction has focused on programming and database administration.   Education: PhD in Information Technology, Capella University Dissertation: Age Related Differences in Human Computer Interaction Smartphone Usability Master…

Bryan Powers

Program Director

Bryan Powers has taught for ECPI University since 2015, with extensive engagement in community and outreach activities. He teaches courses ranging from cloud computing to security systems administration. His work in the private sector ranged from administration of disaster-recovery infrastructure to virtualization efforts, following a naval career that included network administration and information system security…

Mike Taylor

Program Director

Prior to joining ECPI University in 2000 to teach networking and routing and switching courses, Michael Taylor supervised field technicians in networking device repair and founded his own businesses. He has been a technical reviewer and author for Cisco Press/Pearson.   Education: Master’s Degree, School of Industrial Technology, Program Specialty: Computer, East Carolina University Graduate-Level…

Michael Martin

Program Director

Dr. Michael Martin has taught for ECPI University since 2000. He has provided computer information security and network administration support in industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing to banking. Courses he teaches include network security concepts, routing and switching, and advanced defense and countermeasures.   Education: Ph.D. in Information Technology specialization in Information Assurance and…

Antoon (Tony) Rufi

Campus Director of Academic Affairs

Tony Rufi joined ECPI University part-time in 1995 as he concluded a 30-year career in the Air Force in 2000. Many of his roles have been administrative, including his current role as Campus Director of Academic Affairs. He often teaches networking and routing and switching. He has authored CCNA guides for Cisco Press.   Education:…