Christian Bradley serves as dean of the School of Creative & Information Technologies
at OSU Institute of Technology.
Before coming to OSUIT in 2019, Bradley served as the institutional director of Media
Arts for The Art Institute’s College of Creative Art and Design. Bradley was also
an academic director, program chair and full-time teacher at various times during
his 16 years with the Art Institutes.
He has a B.A. in Art from Cal State Fullerton and an M.A. in Leadership from South
University. He has worked at multimedia companies, that include Interplay, The Collective,
and JVC, over the span of his professional career. Bradley also was the president
of Cubicle Arts, a contracting company that provided digital and traditional art assets
for multimedia companies.
Over the past 18 years, Bradley has focused on teaching others how to use 3D and digital
art software in the classroom, through various publications and by developing online
training series offered through TheGameInstitute.com, Lynda.com, and The Art Institutes
Michael Hass has over twelve years of experience working with cybersecurity, project
management, and policy development as an Air Force communications officer. He also
has another twelve years of experience in education, project management, and policy
review and refinement within academic institutions in Oklahoma and Missouri. Mike
currently has a MS Degree in Information Resource Management from the Air Force Institute
of Technology and a MS Degree in Management Science and Information Systems from Oklahoma
State University. He is currently a faculty member at the Oklahoma State University
Institute of Technology where he teaches information technology subjects such as applied
cryptography, enterprise architecture, networking, enterprise security management,
database, IT and project management, and senior capstone.
Howard Licht has over 20 years professional experience in higher education and has
worked in various levels of education and administration. Mr. Licht has a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Mass Communications (summa cum laude) from Oklahoma City University,
a Master of Divinity degree from Lexington (Kentucky) Theological Seminary, and a
Master of Science degree in Information Assurance from Oklahoma State University.
He is also a Fellow of the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism with the University
of Maryland. Additionally, he has completed over 30 hours in post graduate work in
Educational Psychology. Mr. Licht came to OSUIT from Spartan College of Aeronautics
and Technology where he began as Director of Counseling Services. While at Spartan,
he taught a variety of courses in its bachelors and associates programs and became
lead instructor for the associates program, the bachelors program, and online education.
Prior to entering teaching, Mr. Licht was the (ordained) pastor or associate pastor
for congregations in Oklahoma, Texas and Kentucky. During this time, he developed
websites and software for databases to maintain membership information. He spent eight
years in customer service and technical support for DISH Network, and was a trainer
for newly hired as well as seasoned employees. He has worked in print, radio, and
television. For the latter, he was only the third dedicated religious news reporter
in the nation (KOTV Ch. 6). He has had curriculum pieces published in the areas of
children's Christian education and youth leadership (Christian Board of Publication).
Mr. Licht is a Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary) and has received multiple awards for employee
training, supervisory leadership, and college instruction.
Jim Strother has had wide experience in various companies in industry. Companies
include McDonnell-Douglas, American Airlines, Sabre, EDS, Dollar/Thrifty Rent-a-Car,
Verizon Business and Frontier Communications. He has worked as an application programmer,
systems programmer, systems engineer and network analyst/support. Jim has also taught
at Tulsa Community College and Rogers State University before coming to OSU-IT.
Hobbies include pinball machine repair/refurbishing, laser tag system development,
saxophone and converting a VW bus to electric.
|Mr. Ken Dewey is an Air Force veteran retiring in 2000. Mr. Dewey holds a total of
three Masters degrees, a Bachelor's degree, and numerous Associate degrees. Mr. Dewey
also holds numerous industry certifications in Information Technology, Security, Digital
Forensics and Cyber Security. Mr. Dewey is currently a full-time faculty in the Computer
Information Technology department of Rose State College and the Director of the Cyber
Security program at the same college. Mr. Dewey has served as Faculty Senate President
and was recognized in 2009 as the Western region Faculty of the Year by the Association
of Community College Trustees. Mr. Dewey is the current president of the AFCEA International
for the Oklahoma City chapter and an active member of Oklahoma City InfraGard and
the Midwest City Rotary. Mr. Dewey teaches classes in Digital Forensics, Penetration
Testing, Mobile Device Security, Cryptography, Cloud Computing and many other courses
in the Cyber Security area.
|Bill Cox has 35+ years of teaching experience at College and University levels. Mr.
Cox served as the Information Technology Manager and Instructor at the University
of Illinois - Springfield. He has experience teaching Web Development, PHP Web Programming,
DBMS, and Cisco Certification courses. Mr. Cox was an Information Resource Specialist
installing and maintaining educational servers and networks in twenty-three remote
sites for the Macon Special Education District. He has a B.A. in Liberal Studies and
an M.A. in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois. Mr. Cox
is also a graduate of the MOR Organizational Leadership Initiative. Mr. Cox is a
Certified Cisco Academy Instructor for the CCNAv7 and CCNPv7 certifications and a
Registered Trainer for Certified Teaching Staff in Illinois. Mr. Cox served for four
years in the United States Air Force during the Viet Nam War, attaining the rank of
|Andy Tripp currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Technology at TTCU Federal
Credit Union. Mr. Tripp has over 20 years’ experience in both Information Technology
and management, with a diverse background in various industries that include gaming,
banking, digital entertainment and mobile workforce communications and management.
Mr. Tripp serves on the Board of Directors at 501 Tech.net as well as the ORU Computing
& Mathematics Advisory Council. Andy holds a MA in telecommunications management from
Oklahoma State as well as a BA in Management Information Systems from Oklahoma State
University. He also has a graduate certificate in Information Assurance from Oklahoma
State University. He holds the following certifications: CISSP (Certified Information
Systems Security Professional), ITILv4 (Information Technology Infrastructure Library),
MCSE: Security (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer in Security), Security+, Network+
and previously held a CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional).
|Michael Schnell serves as a committee member for both the COLE (Council for Online
Learning Excellence), OCO (Online Consortium of Oklahoma) and CEP (Course Equivalency
Project), which he chaired Computer Science for 3 years, all with the Oklahoma State
Regents for Higher Education. Mr. Schnell has a B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern
State University and an M.S. in Information Technology from Florida Institute of Technology.
Michael Schnell has over 21 years of experience in teaching computing-based courses
to others in the classroom. He has served as an academic advisor, Coordinator of
Distance Education, and has worked on curriculum development at Seminole State College.
Mr. Biasi is an accomplished IT professional with notable success directing a broad
range of IT security initiatives while participating in planning, analysis, and implementation
of solutions in support of business objectives. He has hands-on experience leading
all aspects of network design on high profile projects. He excels in dynamic, demanding
environments while remaining pragmatic and focused. Burns & McDonnell's Governance,
Risk, Cybersecurity & Compliance (GRCC) team is driven to protect and enhance reliable
operations of critical infrastructure by advising on regulatory compliance, risk management,
Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity, and enterprise strategy. He helps his clients
successfully navigate complex business challenges by providing security and risk management
solutions while also helping improve operations through process efficiencies, technologies,
and internal controls. Mr. Biasi has a Bachelor of Science in IT with a concentration
in Information Security from Excelsior College. He also has a Master's of Business
Administration with a concentration in Cybersecurity Management. He has 20 years of
experience in IT, with those 15 years in cybersecurity. He works with some of the
largest electric utilities within the United States and Canada. His current employer
is Burns & McDonnel, a 100% employee-owned firm, made up of more than 7,000 engineers,
architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians,
scientists and consultants with offices across the U.S. and throughout the world.
Mr. Biasi has been working here at OSUIT for 1 year, but he has 6 years of teaching
and presenting at conferences and symposiums related to the Energy sector, including
DistribuTECH, GridSEcCon, and the ICS Working Group. He was formerly certified in
teaching advanced first aid and CPR through the Red Cross, where he taught at 2 volunteer
ambulance companies over the span of 3 years.
|Darrin McCammon is a Marine Veteran, serving four years, from 2002 to 2006. Mr. McCammon
has worked for numerous companies in the Oklahoma/Tulsa region, including Blue Cross/Blue
Shield, Sonic, Oklahoma University Health Science Center and O'Reilly's. Mr. McCammon
holds a bachelor's degree in management information systems and Ethics, an MBA with
dual specializations in Applied Computer Science and Computer and Information Security
and most a BA in Psychology.
|Jeff Story is the Chief Information Security Officer for The Bankers Bank in Oklahoma
City and has been with the bank since 2016. Prior to joining The Bankers Bank, he
worked as a compliance manager and IT manager for Computer Services, Inc. Mr. Story
is a graduate of Murray State University where he earned a BS in Business with an
emphasis in Finance and a MS in Telecommunications Systems Management. He also holds
and maintains many industry certifications including the Certified Information Security
Manager, Project Management Professional and Certified Information Systems Security
Professional. Mr. Story serves on the board of the FBI Infragard Oklahoma Members
Alliance and is a recent graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. He is a member of
the OSU Institute of Technology School of Creative and Information Technologies Advisory
Committee where he also serves as an adjunct professor. Mr. Story is involved with
two local conferences as a member of the planning committee for Information Warfare
Summit and as a member of the advisory council for Interface OKC. Mr. Story enjoys
helping others through education, spending time with his family, and watching the
Oklahoma City Thunder.
|Stacy Eldridge brings nearly 20 years of cybersecurity and digital investigative experience
to the classroom. Ms. Eldridge is the CEO of Silicon Prairie Cyber Services LLC,
where she focuses on breaking the code on data protection for businesses, their information,
and their customers through consulting and education services. Ms. Eldridge launched
her career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation by spending nearly a decade as a
Senior Forensic Examiner on the Computer Analysis Response Team, where she worked
a variety of digital investigations such as intrusion, child exploitation, and terrorism.
Ms. Eldridge was part of the team that secured the first material support of terrorism
conviction. Ms. Eldridge has multiple years of experience in Cyber Security management,
including five years spent building the data loss prevention program at General Electric
while working closely with the insider threat team to use innovative technology and
procedures to protect intellectual property for over 90,000 employees across the globe.
Before launching her own company, Ms. Eldridge was working to protect critical infrastructure
at Lincoln Electric System as the Cyber Security Manager responsible for developing
strategies to protect both information technology systems and operational technology
systems. Ms. Eldridge has also served as a coach for the International Association
of Computer Investigative Specialists for a number of years. Ms. Eldridge has the
following certifications: GSEC, GCCC, GCFE, ACE, and CFCE and received her Masters
of Science from Bellevue University.
|Dr. Benjamin Perez is an experienced industry leader with 15+ years' experience in
the areas of Information Technology, e-Business Technologies & Security, Database
Administration, and Business Administration. Dr. Perez holds a Doctorate of Business
Administration - Information Security California Southern University, an M.S. in Information
Systems National University, a B.A. in Business Administration National University.
Dr. Perez conference presentations include the Hawaii International Conference on
System Sciences in 2014, The Information Institute Conferences in Las Vegas, NV in
2014, The Microsoft Virtualization IT Camp in 2015. Dr. Perez is currently the Western
Governor's University Supervisor, responsible for developing and managing competency-based
assessments and managing a team of 40 evaluators who are responsible for scoring student
assessments and providing recommendations to improve the quality of performance assessments
based on the WGU competency model. Dr. Perez has also served as the It Program Director
at Learning Solutions at California InterContinental University. Dr. Perez has worked
with accreditation bodies such as DETC and CHEA to ensure university compliance.