Dr. Kevin Harris is the Program Director for Information Systems Security and Information Technology Management, and serves as the alternate Cyber Center Director. He has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field with positions ranging from systems analyst to CIO. He performs research on the digital divide and works to ensure a trained cyber workforce in the country. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Lincoln University in Missouri; his Master of Science degree in Computer Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; and his Doctorate of Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Systems from Argosy University.
His career encompasses diverse experiences both in information technology and academia. He has served in various information technology roles ranging from System Analyst to Chief Information Officer. He has served as a lead instructor training faculty in the area of cybersecurity as part of an NSF CSEC grant. He provided leadership to information security faculty during his time as an information security program coordinator. As a faculty member he has delivered instruction in several disciplines including business, computer science, and computer networking, with particular interest in information security and computer forensics.
Dr. Harris also served students at various types of institutions including community colleges, HBCU, public, private, graduate, undergraduate, as well as online. He is passionate about implementing ways to bridge the digital divide especially among underserved populations. His consulting and research areas include minorities/women in technology, cyberbullying prevention, information security, and various computer training.