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OSUIT School of Creative & Information Technologies
1801 E. 4th Street
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Christian Bradley serves as assistant 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
Eileen Dewey serves as an instructor at the School of Creative & Information Technologies
at OSU Institute of Technology.
Ms. Dewey has been actively involved with higher education since 1998. She holds a
bachelor's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Education, A Master of
Arts degree from Webster University in Computer Resource Management, and a Master
of Science degree from Tulsa University in Computer Science. She holds several industry
certifications in Information Technology, Project Management, and Cyber Security.
Ms. Dewey has been a co-pi on several NSF grants in the cyber security field, as a
director of 3D gaming and simulation development and director of information systems
management at other institutions.
Ms. Dewey joined the OSUIT team in 2018.
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.
Mark L. Pranger, born and raised in the state of Oklahoma, has over a decade of experience
in the software engineering field working for companies like TMSSequoia, MCI WorldCom,
Oklahoma State University, and the United States Bankruptcy Court in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He has served on the Consumer Advisory Committee of the Federal Communications Commission
in Washington D.C. representing the rural community and education concerns. In the
field of education, he has over 2 decades of experience including teaching for both
private and public institutions of higher learning as well as serving in administration
as a Dean. His undergraduate work from Rogers State College and Oklahoma State University
is in Computer Science. He has a Master's degree in Business Administration and another
Master's degree in Telecommunications Management. His research interest includes Business
Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Game Theory, and Software Development. His
current teaching centers around the Software Development classes at both the lower
and upper divisions within the School of Creative & Information Technologies. He serves
as the Internship Coordinator for the department. He is an avid Magic: The Gathering
player and content creator in his spare time.
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.
|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
|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.
Dr. Fillmore (Fil) Guinn
Dr. Guinn holds a Doctorate in Business Administration with a specialization in Information
Systems. His Master's is in Information Systems and his Bachelor's is in Mathematics.
He taught Computer Science courses online and in-class for Odessa College from 1999
until 2007. Dr. Guinn was a full-time professor for OSUIT from 2007 until 2018 in
the Information Technology School. Currently, Dr. Guinn is an adjunct for OSUIT teaching
Dr. Guinn has held CompTIA A+, Cisco CCENT, and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications.
He currently is a course reviewer for Quality Matters validating that online courses
meet the QM standards for online learning.
Dr. Guinn lives in northwestern Tennessee and keeps busy remodeling his house and
traveling the area.
|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.
Dr. Winters has worked in education since 2010. He is currently the Senior Program
Developer and Instructor of a Cyber Security program within the Career Technology
arena. He is a National Board-Certified Teacher. Dr. Winters holds a Bachelor's degree
from Southwestern College in Security Management, a Master's degree in Security Administration
from Southwestern College, and a Doctorate degree in Computer Science from the Colorado
Dr. Winters is a US Army veteran and has worked in IT for over 34 years. He began
his humble journey as a UNIX Administrator.
|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.
Josh was born and raised in southern Indiana. Following high school graduation, Josh
joined the U.S Army Reserves, then transferred to the Indiana Army National Guard.
Josh transitioned to the Active Army in 1997. Josh began his law enforcement career
in 2002 when he became an Army CID Special Agent. During his time as an Army CID
Special Agent, Josh serves as a major crimes case agent, economic crimes case agent,
Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE), Team Chief, SAC of a detachment in Germany, assistant
operations officer, and as a Supervisory Special Agent in charge of a digital forensic
team covering the western half of the United States.
Josh retired from the U.S. Army in 2020 and started working as a Special Agent with
the Department of Energy Inspector General’s office on the Cyber Investigations and
Forensic Analysis Team.
Josh received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University in 2006,
a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University in 2015, and
a Master’s degree in Computer Forensics from George Mason University in 2017.
Josh has been with OSUIT as an Adjunct Professor since January of 2020.
Dr. Darren Waldrep holds an Associate degree in General Education from Columbia College,
A Bachelor's degree in Management of Technology from Athens State University, a Master's
degree in Cybersecurity from Bellevue University, and a Doctorate degree in Information
Technology in Digital Forensics from the University of the Cumberlands.
Dr. Waldrep is currently an Assistant Professor - Management of Cybersecurity Operations
at Athens State University, where he started in January of 2016. The Management of
Cybersecurity Operations program is relatively new at Athens State University, with
updated curriculum and hands-on labs fostering a more realistic approach to online
learning. The Management of Cybersecurity Operations degree program was designated
as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) in June 2020. Dr. Waldrep
has over 24 years of working as a Systems Administrator and Information Assurance
Manager (Cyber Governance). He accepted the Professor of Information Assurance Management
job in 2016 at Athens State University; however, the program has recently changed
names to Management of Cybersecurity Operations. Before coming to work at Athens State
he was employed by the Department of the Army as an Army Civilian at the Army Missile
Command (AMCOM - Redstone Arsenal, AL) as an Information Assurance Manager (IAM) for
six years. The primary role there was to certify tactical systems that would enter
the battlefield overseas. Dr. Waldrep was responsible for seeing the product from
start to finish with the Information Assurance to meet DoD standards and regulations.
Before working at AMCOM as a DoD Civilian, he was a DoD contractor serving as a Systems
Administrator working on Linux and Windows systems meeting the DoD regulations (DIACAP,
RMF) from the technical side of the Information Assurance Management certification
Dr. Waldrep loves outdoor sports, mainly baseball and football, and likes coaching
them at the youth and high school levels. He enjoys family as they are everything
to him. His wife, Joy, of 21 years, and his two sons Eli (19) and Aiden (16) keep
him busy, but he loves every minute spent with them.
Chris Gootos has an Associates in Applied Science from Oklahoma State University –
Oklahoma City and a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technologies with a discipline
in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.
He is working towards his Master of Science in Digital Forensics from Champlain College.
Prior to teaching at OSUIT, spent 35 years in sales and management positions in Oklahoma,
Arizona and Long Island, NY.