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Dr. Thomas Mitchell

Dr. Thomas Mitchell

Lecturer III

"[An online degree program] is harder than traditional lectures, yet give a lot of flexibility."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. in Technology — Eastern Michigan University, 2012
  • MLS in Information Security — Eastern Michigan University, 2005

Career Highlights:

I conducted an alternative energy lecture series.

In which online degree program do you teach?

B.S. in Information Assurance & Cyber Defense

Which classes do you teach online?

IA103; IA202L4; COT170; TM130; TM212; TM311; BMMT100; BMMT201; COT300W

What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?

How to conduct research, validate information, how to learn on their own.

Why did you start teaching?

To help others.

What advice would you give to those considering this online degree program?

That it's harder than traditional lectures, yet gives a lot of flexibility.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in cyber security?

Dedication, inspiration and drive.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?

Willingness to work, to fail and learn.

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