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About Maurice Dawson

Dr. Maurice Dawson is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Management within the School of Applied Technology at Illinois Institute of Technology.  Additionally, he serves as Director of the National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Education and responsible for working with the faculty who are members of this center. Before joining academia, he was an engineering manager for unmanned air systems and senior program manager for rotary wing aircraft.  He has a Doctor of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Cyber Security from the Intelligent Systems Research Centre at London Metropolitan University.  Additionally, he is the co-editor of Developing Next-Generation Countermeasures for Homeland Security Threat Prevention, and New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism, published by IGI Global in 2017, and 2015 respectively.

Positions

Present Faculty Member, Illinois Institute of Technology ‐ School of Applied Technology
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Research Interests

Cyber Security, Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Open Source Software, Internet of Things (IoT), homeland security, hyperconnectivity, cyber warfare, software assurance, and computing in developing countries

Grants

2017 - 2018 Cyber Security Education in Saudi Arabia
U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs - FSP-P000654
Fulbright Scholar Specialist
Role: Principle Investigator
$19,800.00
2015 - 2015 Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs - 5824
Fulbright Scholar Specialist
Role: Principle Investigator
$7,280.60
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - Present Senior Member of IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Specialist Grant Project #6296
  • Fulbright Specialist Grant Project #5824
  • Title: Assistance to the Office of Vocational Agriculture Education for the Establishment of a Functional Website, Assignment Number: SEN121, Location: Dakar, Senegal: Volunteer Assignment with USAID
  • 2013 Excellence in Presentation at ABWIC (1 Awards Received)
  • 2011 Excellence in Presentation at ABWIC (3 Awards Received)
  • United States Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal
  • United States Army Service Ribbon
  • Iowa National Guard Service Ribbon
  • UMSL International Studies & Program Fellow
  • Senior IEEE Member


Education

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January 2016 - November 2017 PhD, London Metropolitan University ‐ Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing
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October 2006 - September 2009 Doctor of Computer Science, Colorado Technical University ‐ College of Engineering and Computer Science
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Contact Information

(571) 317-1893

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