Trevor Watkins



M.S. Information Architecture and Knowledge Management, Kent State University, May 2017

M.S. Library Information Science, Kent State University, December 2014

M.S. Computing and Information Systems, Youngstown State University, May 2009

B.S.A.S. Computer Information Systems, Youngstown State University, May 2006

B.A. Africana Studies, Youngstown State University, May 2006

Cisco Network Academy: CCNA 1-4 (180 hours of instruction) May 2005-Dec. 2005

Professional Experience

George Mason University, University Libraries, Teaching and Learning Team

 08/12/2019 – Present               Teaching and Outreach Librarian

Responsibilities: Responsible for providing library services such as information literacy instruction,    research support, and outreach expertise for the Teaching and Learning Team’s academic and co-curricular partners individual works to expand and coordinate outreach and engagement activities for the Teaching and Learning Team and the Learning, Research and Engagement (LRE) division. This includes developing library events and programming, managing student orientations and retention events, and assisting with library marketing services. Manages the University Libraries’ InfoGuides workflow, maintenance, and assessment process. Provide liaison services to the Department of Communication and other assigned subject areas as needed, which includes information literacy instruction, student and faculty teaching/learning support, and collection development responsibilities. As a member of the Teaching and Learning Team focuses on undergraduate education across the university, including (but not limited to) the Honors Program, the Communications Lab, Mason/NOVA ADVANCE, English Composition, the School of Integrative Studies, and the Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) program. Assists patrons in the use of teaching and/or research resources, and provides general and specialized reference and research assistance. Serves on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, and the University.

Kent State University, University Libraries, Reference and Instruction

11/2014 – 01/2019                          Assistant Professor, Science Librarian

Responsibilities: Serves as liaison to the STEM disciplines, providing direct user assistance, instructional services, support for collection development, and formal and informal communications about the library’s resources and services. Support student success through online guides, workshops and events. Engage in extensive outreach and liaison services to promote library resources and services to the students, faculty, and staff in the STEM disciplines. Works to envision and implement e-science initiatives (e.g. data management plans, data literacy, scholarly communication in the sciences). Provide user-centered reference services through desk, chat service, email reference, and consultation by appointment. Identifies and helps to evaluate needed resources to support the STEM disciplines.


  • Created Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Information Literacy and Military Writing Style Workshop.
  • Created and implemented Military Science as a new subject area for the university library to service and oversaw that service.
  • Lead systematic reviews on the following topics for faculty and staff: Blockchain Technology, Data Security, Drone Technology, Syslog Management, Mobile device usage with pre-adolescent teens, etc.
  • Conducted workshops to teach faculty and students how to conduct literature and systematic reviews.
  • Created, Implemented, and wrote a publication on Virtual Information Literacy Instruction, virtual STEM services, and plagiarism services.
  • Assisted faculty in STEM disciplines with data management plans for federal and internal grants.
  • Participated in multiple university search committees.
  • Served as judge or mentor in several university and engineering hackathons.
  • Served as a judge or mentor in several university undergraduate research symposiums
  • Served as academic lead on iCorps project (student won grant of $2500.00) as a result of that research.
  • Created and ran LaTeX workshops for researchers in Math, Physics, Computer Science, and Chemistry writing manuscripts.
  • Created and ran a workshop on the use of reference management tools (Endnote, Mendeley, RefWorks). Also did one on one consultations on the use of these tools.
  • Presented research both nationally and internationally on STEM librarianship, computer science, and engineering.
  • Developed an operating system for libraries, museums, and archives Black Squirrel GNU/Linux (Beta).

Advanced Software Construction (Division of IMDS)

01/2014 – 01/2015                         Director of Cybersecurity
Responsibilities: Lead strategic security planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing defense initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future security technologies. Managed the administration of all computer security systems and their corresponding or associated software, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cryptography systems, and antivirus software. Defined and communicated corporate plans, procedures, policies, and standards for the organization for acquiring, implementing, and operating new security systems, equipment, software, and other technologies. Ensured that facilities, premises, and equipment adhered to all applicable laws and regulations. Recommended and implemented changes in security policies and practices in accordance with changes in local or federal law. Creatively and independently provided resolution to security problems in a cost-effective manner. Assessed and communicated any and all security risks associated with any and all purchases or practices performed by the Corporation.
Promoted and oversaw strategic security relationships between internal resources and external entities, including government, vendors, and partner organizations. Remain informed on trends and issues in the security industry, including current and emerging technologies and prices. Represented company in Washington DC to secure government contracts with federal agencies.
• Oversaw project to expand network for research and development to two locations.
• Established relationships with Norse Corp, Department of Homeland Security, National Security Agency and other federal agencies to promote ASC research and Cyber capabilities.
• Oversaw project to upgrade facility’s physical security, including upgrading the camera system, and server room decentralization.
• Oversaw project to build a private cloud for research and development locations.
• Built PKI infrastructure for CEO, controller and key administrators to communicate securely with federal agencies, financial institutions, and clients.

IMDS Defense Systems

10/2013 – 04/2014                        Consultant (Contract)

• Migrated company from Microsoft Windows Platform to Linux/UNIX platform, which included Web Server, Mail Server, File Server, Desktops, Workstations, Laptops, and switched from proprietary applications to open source applications.
• Rebuilt the network infrastructure, which includes the network backbone and wireless solution.
• Created Disaster recovery plan, security policies.
• Provided staff training before, during, and after migration.

Wadsworth Public Library

05/2012 – 02/2014                        Technology Manager, Systems Librarian

Responsibilities: Managed all aspects of the library’s networked services and information systems, including the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces Millennium and Sierra); planned, implemented and installed hardware and software for the library’s computer services; recommended and implemented IT purchases for the library; maintained and troubleshooted IT equipment; and trained employees and customers on using computer software and the Internet. Managed IT Department Staff, Managed Annual IT Budget, Point of Contact for E-rate, System Coordinator for Innovative Interfaces Sierra/Millennium Library Automation System, System Coordinator: Innovative Interfaces Encore Catalog Server, System Administrator: Active Directory Domain – Group Policy, DNS and DHCP, Network and Computer Security, Sams PC Reservation and Print Management System, Network Administrator: Backbone Switches and Routers, designed, configured and maintained Meraki Cloud Wireless Network.

• Migrated the library’s ILS from Millennium to Sierra.
• Brought the library back to CIPA compliance.
• Migrated the library’s IT department from Windows to Linux.
• Migrated backend servers from Windows Server to Linux.
• Library’s catalogs migrated to Linux.
• Replaced Library’s outdated wireless system; Configured and installed Meraki Cloud.
• Oversaw Wadsworth Public Library/Wadsworth Community Center Project: Coordinated the fiber run and point to point connection from the Community Center to the Main library, configured both switches for LAN extension from each point, firewall, and oversaw the installation and configured the electronic book locker for the new pick up location.
• Replaced all of the library’s legacy computer equipment: CRT monitors, PCs, etc.
• Ticketing System Project: Oversaw project to switch to a new ticketing system: OS Ticket.
• Improved IT system of documentation.

Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County

04/2006 – 05/2012                         Systems Engineer

Responsibilities: Helped to administer, troubleshoot, update, and backup 25 Windows servers (2003, 2008,) Exchange Server, Pharos (Print Management and Reservation System), and the Library’s ILS (Innovative Millennium). Helped train staff on the use of the Library’s ILS (Innovative Millennium), Created and ran reports through the ILS. Helped to troubleshoot and maintain a WAN of over 500 XP and Windows 7 workstations, three Linux Queue workstations, and 175 end users. Provided technical support and instruction to library staff via VPN, remote desktop, IntelliAdmin, Active Directory, phone, email and onsite. Recommended and implement IT purchases (high end printers, software solutions). Worked with ISP to resolve network, wireless network, and VOIP phone system issues. Was responsible for audio and visual equipment implementation and setup for staff. Assisted staff and patrons of the library with mobile device setup and troubleshooted devices as well, including Smartphones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry), and iPads, Nook, Kindle, etc. Helped maintain network and computer security. Also assisted with the development, operation, maintenance and evaluation of the library’s use of technology resources. Configured, installed and serviced computer, peripheral and network equipment. Assisted in overall maintenance of the library’s technology infrastructure.

• Migrated the library catalogs to Linux.
• Identified weaknesses in library’s wireless system (for administration and staff) and upgraded each branch location’s wireless network to support new encryption standards.
• Created scripts to automate circulation tasks in Millennium ILS.

Ctest Laboratories

01/2004 – Present                        Cognitive Systems Engineer and Network Security Analyst

Responsibilities: Maintains security of cluster-based supercomputers, including Solaris cluster, Mac Cluster, Linux Cluster. Created and Maintains Connections between two sites. Assists in research and government projects. Recommend software solutions and test software solutions designed by the organization. Run shell scripts and CRON jobs to automate tasks. Created disaster recovery scripts for Linux Servers.

Academic Teaching Experience

College of Aeronautics and Engineering: Kent State University

01/2016 – 01/2019                        Adjunct Professor

TECH 10001:
Information Technology: Introduction to the operation and use of computer systems in technology- related applications. Laboratory assignments include the use of microcomputers for solving technical problems.

TECH 46330:
VB Programming in Engineering: An introduction to programming and problem-solving in the design of engineering applications using VB 2015, an object-oriented programming language.

TECH 56330: (Upper Division Course):
VB Programming in Engineering: An introduction to programming and problem-solving in the design of engineering applications using VB 2015, an object-oriented programming language.

Embedded Systems Engineering II:
Design and implementation of embedded computer systems. The student will extend previous knowledge of the use of microcontrollers, C++ and assembly programming, real-time methods, computer architecture, simulation, interfacing, system development and communication networks. System performance is measured in terms of power consumption, speed and reliability. Efficient methods for project development and testing are emphasized.

University Libraries: Kent State University

11/2014 –01/2019                      Assistant Professor, Science Librarian

Introduction to LaTeX:

LaTeX (pronounced “lay-tek” or “lah-tek”) is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. It is not a word processor. It a freely downloadable multi-platform program for creating scientific and technical documents, and is the standard for professionals in STEM. Its purpose is to make it easy to write elegant technical documents. To do this, LaTeX simplifies the process of creating such components as mathematical formulae, tables, and bibliographies. Almost all formatting and document structure is automatic, allowing the user to focus on content creation. At the same time, LaTeX allows fine-grained control over each aspect of a document. Anyone can learn, and expert coding skills are not required. However, the better that you are at writing code, the easier you will understand LaTeX.” Teach two workshops per semester to Faculty and graduate students

FYE Chemistry (Information Literacy Instruction):
First Year Experience Chemistry: Introduction to library resources, Discovery Layer, chemistry databases and search strategies within chemistry databases, and introduction to the 3rd edition ACS style guide.

Chemistry Research Experiences for Undergraduates; KSU-NSF Program (Information Literacy Instruction):
Search strategies for chemistry literature, patents, drawing and synthesizing chemical structures in SciFinder and Reaxys databases. Review Cambridge Structural Database. Review Illiad and Journal Finder, Kentlink, OhioLink, and briefly discuss plagiarism and the 3rd edition ACS style guide.

FYE Aeronautics and Engineering (Information Literacy Instruction):
First Year Experience Aeronautics and Engineering: Introduction to library resources, Discovery Layer, WorldCat engineering databases, search strategies within engineering databases, and introduction to the 6th edition APA style guide.

Aviation Security and Policy (Information Literacy Instruction): Introduction to library resources, Discovery Layer, Journal finder, Illiad, IEEE database, and ACM database. Discuss how to conduct a literature review, and cover APA writing style basics.

Computer Science Capstone [Doctoral Students] (Information Literacy Instruction): Advanced search in IEEE and ACM databases. Discuss IEEE Editorial Style Manual, ACM style guide and brief look at LaTeX.

Computer Science Capstone [Graduate Students] (Information Literacy Instruction): Advanced search in IEEE and ACM databases. Discuss IEEE Editorial Style Manual, ACM style guide and brief look at LaTeX.

Digital Science Capstone [embedded]:
Advanced search in ACM, IEEE, and Inspec databases. Demonstrate how to conduct systematic literature reviews, and how to structure and format final papers based on professor’s guidelines. Suggest topics and help students integrate previous degree into current topic of interest.

Computer Science Independent Study [embedded]: Work with students (one-on one) in collaboration with professor of the course throughout the duration of the semester. Discuss topic selection, literature review, IEEE and ACM style guide (student’s preference), LaTeX (when applicable), advanced search strategies within applicable databases for chosen topic.

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Writing (2 day/2 and ½ hour information literacy integrated workshop): 1st Day: Introduction to library resources, Discovery Layer, quick scan of databases by subject, journal finder, Plagiarism, and APA style guide for regular course work. Briefly discuss process of conducting a literature review.
2nd day: Introduction to Military Writing Style: Department of Defense memorandum for communication. Discuss and demonstrate types of Army Correspondents and Documents: (Memorandum, Letter, OPORDER, SOP, DA and DD forms, email). Cadets given in-class assignment.

Software Engineering Languages and Models (1-hour Information literacy integrated seminar): Discuss history of programming languages, their applications in industry and society, and software engineering models used by software engineers. Demonstrate how to search the library’s resources for books and articles related to software engineering languages and models.

Problem Solving and Programming with Python (2-hour information literacy integrated workshop): Introduction to programming and problem solving using Python programming language. Discuss algorithms, flowcharts, Python syntax, Python programming concepts and techniques. Search and review additional python resources, research in IEEE and ACM databases regarding Python, and recommend additional resources for other programming languages.

Internet and Digital Design: Eastern Gateway Community College

08/2012 – 12/2016                    Adjunct Professor IDM 111

Web Languages: Basic overview of Web and networking technologies, and writing Web pages in XHTML, HTML5, and CSS3. Topics covered include: HTML Syntax, The W3C, The Evolution of XHTML, The declaration and XHTML DTD’s, XHTML Attributes and Elements, Required XHTML elements, Basic body elements, Linking Web pages and URLs, Absolute and Relative Links, Linking within the same Web page, Metadata tags, Formatting text in XHTML, Image Maps, Framesets, Nesting frames, Frame formatting, Inline Frames, Formatting tables, Creating lists, Creating forms in XHTML, Form Input fields, Using CSS.

IDM 221
Advanced Web Languages: Programming PHP and Actionscript to design interactive applications for use on Web sites and other platforms.

IDM 251
Capstone IDMD: The capstone seminar requires students to assimilate the collective knowledge of their college experience in the form of a portfolio of projects completed in the course of study as well as the completion of a major independent design project. Students will prepare their portfolios for either employment or transfer to a baccalaureate program with guidance by the instructor.

IDM 222
Simulation and Game Development: Course is designed to teach video simulation and video game development. Students will program their own game using tools such as Flash or DarkBASIC.

IDM 203
Digital Animation: Editing and creation of digital animations is the focus of this course which covers the objectives for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam for Adobe Flash. Topics include drawing, tweening, and basic ActionScript. Students will complete a major project.

IDM 121
Interactive Media Programming: This course is an introductory course in computer programming designed to enhance the student’s ability to master more complex interactive media programming such as ActionScript. Topics include logic, program design, flow charting, objects, classes, arrays and lists.

Department of Computer Science and Information Systems: Youngstown State University

08/2009 – Present                    Adjunct Professor

08/2007 – 08/2008                  Graduate Teaching Assistant

CSIS 3755 (Upper Division Course):
Information Assurance: Confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity of information. Methods of controlling access to electronic data, enforcing security policies, protecting against malicious attacks (including website attacks), intrusion detection, and disaster recovery. Introduction to Ethical Hacking, Kali GNU/Linux operating system, and penetration testing.

CSIS 3756 (Upper Division Course):
Security Design: Operating system, Physical, Network, Operational, and Computer Security concepts, techniques, and applications including analyzing MS Windows and LINUX/UNIX platforms. Includes a hands-on security design project.

CSIS 3757 (Upper Division Course)
Computer Forensics: Introduction to Computer Forensics: computer crimes, evidence, extraction, preservation, etc. Overview of hardware and operating systems: structure of storage media/devices; windows/Macintosh/Linux — registry, boot process, file systems, file metadata. Data recovery: identifying hidden data, Encryption/Decryption, Steganography, recovering deleted files. Digital evidence controls: uncovering attacks that evade detection by Event Viewer, Task Manager, and other Windows GUI tools, data acquisition, disk imaging, recovering swap files, temporary &cache files Computer Forensic tools: Encase, Helix, FTK, Autopsy, Sleuth kit Forensic Browser, FIRE, Foundstone Forensic ToolKit, WinHex, Linux dd and other open source tools.

CSIS 3723: (Upper Division Course):
Network Concepts and Administration: Overview of electronic communications concepts and technologies, with an emphasis on Local Area Networks. Network topologies, design, administration, installed applications, and performance monitoring. Privacy, ethical, and legal concerns.

CSIS 3722: (Upper Division Course):
Development of Databases: Introduction to databases. The basic structure, design, development, implementation, and modification of databases for use in management information systems.

CSIS 3700: (Upper Division Course):
Data Structures and Objects: Program design, style and expression, testing and debugging for larger programs. Introductory concepts of object-oriented programming, including classes, methods, encapsulation, and abstract data types. Introduction to Unified Modeling Language (UML), Theory and application of data structures, including linked structures, trees, networks, and graphs, and the Introduction to QT (user interface design).

CSIS 2610:
Programming and Problem Solving: An introduction to programming concepts and techniques, with an emphasis on scientific and engineering applications. Problem- solving methods and algorithms using a high-level programming language (C++) and an introduction to the Solaris and Linux operating system and programming environment. Designing, coding, debugging, and documenting programs using techniques of good programming style.

CSIS 1590:
Survey of Computer Science and Information Systems: Concepts, theory, and contemporary issues underlying the computing sciences. Introduction to computer applications, the YSU computing environment, the use of communication and information networks, and basic problem solving techniques using computers under multiple platforms.

CSIS 1595:
Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving: Introduction to concepts, principles, and skills of programming using Python. Topics include programming language characteristics, and IDE, algorithms and pseudocode, variables, operators, conditional statements, looping statements, functions, arrays, testing, debugging, documentation and program style.

CSIS 1500:
Computer Literacy: A survey of computer concepts and applications. Network access and electronic mail. Emphasis on software applications packages available for microcomputers, including word processing. Introduction to Linux, UNIX environment, and open source philosophy and applications.

Publications and Scholarly Work

Trevor Watkins (2018). Black Squirrel GNU/Linux: The world’s first operating system designed for libraries, museums, and archives. Accepted IFLA WLIC 2018.

Trevor Watkins (2018). Librarians beyond brick and mortar: A framework for embedding STEM library services in virtual spaces. IFLA WLIC 2018.

Trevor Watkins, Feng-Ru Sheu. (2016). Open Knowledge Diffusion Tools: FOSS, OER, OT, MOOC and the Role of the Library in Mitigating the Social Inertia of Constrained Learning Environments. Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2016.

Trevor Watkins (2016). Intelligent Peer to Peer Mesh Satellite-Extraterrestrial Deep Space Network: Interplanetary Communication and Data Collection based on Semantic Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm using Autonomous Cooperative Agents. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Satellite and Space Missions, Berlin, Germany, July 21 -23, 2016.

Cameron Hughes, Tracey Hughes, Trevor Watkins, James Dittrich. (2015). Partial Computer Homeostasis Through Syslog Analysis Using Epistemic Agents. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture. ACM-DL. DOI 10.1145/2815833.2816953

Cameron Hughes, Tracey Hughes, Trevor Watkins, and Bob Kramer. Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT and Bluetooth 02/2013.

Presentations at Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops

IFLA WLIC 2019–Forthcoming: (International: Peer Reviewed) Cosmology of Artificial Intelligence Project: (Accepted)  Athens, Greece.

IFLA WLIC 2018—Poster Presentation (Accepted and forthcoming 8/2018) Black Squirrel GNU/ Linux: The worlds first operating system designed for libraries, museums, and archives.

IFLA WLIC 2018—Workshop Presentation (Accepted and forthcoming 8/2018) Librarians beyond brick and mortar: A Framework for embedding STEM library services in virtual spaces.

IFLA WLIC 2016—Presentation: Open Knowledge Diffusion Tools: FOSS, OER, OT, MOOC and the Role of the Library in Mitigating the Social Inertia of Constrained Learning Environments.

The 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Satellite and Space Missions 2016— Presentation: Intelligent Peer to Peer Mesh Satellite-Extraterrestrial Deep Space Network: Interplanetary Communication and Data Collection based on Semantic Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm using Autonomous Cooperative Agents.

The 8th International Conference on Knowledge Conference on Knowledge Capture 2015— (Co)Presentation: Partial Computer Homeostasis Through Syslog Analysis Using Epistemic Agents.

NEOACM Technology Workshop 2015—Network Transport Architecture and SYSlog Scraping using Bash and PERL.

Kent State University Fashion/Tech Hackathon Workshop 2015—Presentation: Introduction to programming and problem solving using Python.

Kent State University ROTC Writing Workshop 2015—Presentation: Introduction to Military Writing Style.

Kent State University Mini-Maker Faire Workshop 2015—Collaborative Development Environments for Software Developers.

CS Presentation, How to build a Raspberry Pi Linux Beowulf Cluster, 2014.

NORASIST 2013—Presentation: Interactive Overview of Robot Teams.

Workshop Wireless Networks, Breaching and Securing a wireless network, Brown Mackie College, 2010.

NEONet 2009 – Northeast Ohio Networking Workshop, Kent State University Presentation: Is Microsoft a Threat to National Security? Policy, Products, Penetrations, and Honeypots.

Youngstown State University Women in Science and Engineering Workshop 2008 — Presentation: African American Women Contributions to Science and Technology.

CSIS Presentation, How to use Kismac and Aircrack to crack Wireless Systems and How to defend your network against these attacks, 2009.

CSIS Presentation, Building a Linux water-cooled multicore multiprocessor supercomputer, Youngstown State University, 2009.

CSIS Presentation, Linux Migration: TCO study, Youngstown State University, 2008.

CSIS Presentation, How to build a Linux Beowulf Cluster Youngstown State University, 2007.

Workshops ACM Student Chapter Afternoon Discussion, Installing and configuring Linux on the PS3, Youngstown State University 2007.

Honors, Awards, & Funding

Undergraduate Computer Science Project: “Building a Heterogeneous Beowulf Cluster using PVM and MSI.” National Science Foundation Scholarship $10,000–Youngstown State University, (2006-2007).

Undergraduate Computer Science Project: “Building a Linux Water-cooled Supercomputer” National Science Foundation Scholarship $10,000– Youngstown State University, (2005-2006).

National Honors Society Scholarship $1000–Youngstown State University, (2005).

Computer Science Departmental Scholarship $4000– Youngstown State University, (2002 – 2006).

Professional Affiliations

Member: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (2008-Present).

Member: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (2010-Present).

Member: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2014-Present).

Member: Northeast Ohio Professional ACM Chapter (NEOACM) (2011-Present).

Member: Linux Foundation (2016-Present).

Member: The Information Association for the Information Age (ASIS&T) (2018-Present).

Member: American Library Association (ALA) (2016-Present).

Member: National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) (2014-Present).

Member: Free Software Foundation (FSF) (2016-Present).

Member: Open Source Initiative (2016-Present).

Professional Development

  • Michigan State University: Science Bootcamp for Librarians—2017.
  • DEFCON—2015.
  • Black Hat USA
  • University of Notre Dame: Science Bootcamp for Librarians—2016.
  • 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence—2016.
  • Cybersecurity Summit Washington C—2015.
  • Columbia University: Perspectives on Complex Algebraic Geometry—2015.
  • MongoDP World New York—2015.
  • Wayne State University: Science Bootcamp for Librarians—2015.
  • SINET—2014.
  • DEFCON—2014.
  • Black Hat USA
  • Innovative Users Group (IUG) Annual Conference
  • IUG Annual Conference 2013.
  • IUG Systems Coordinator
  • IUG Annual Conference 2012.



  • Chair—Project STAND Web Committee (2017-Present).
  • Senior Web Developer—Project STAND (2017-Present).

Kent State University

  • Member—Search committee for Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Engineering (2018-Present).
  • Member—Search committee for Dean of Aeronautics and Engineering (2017-2018).

Kent State University Libraries 

  • Member—Diversity Committee (2018-Present).
  • Member—Professional Development and Standards Committee (2016-Present).
  • Member—Open Access Task Force (2015-Present).
  • Member—Web committee (2018-Present).
  • Member—Data Management Team (2015-Present).
  • Member—Library Travel Committee (2015-2018).
  • Secretary—College Advisory Committee (2015-2016).


  • Member—Choffin Engineering Advisory Board (2017-Present).
  • Member—Chaney High School STEM Advisory Board (2016-2018).
  • Member—Northeast Ohio Professional ACM Chapter Executive Committee (2015-Present).
  • Member—Robotics Committee (2015-Present).
  • Chair—Northeast Ohio Professional ACM Chapter (2014-2015).

Youngstown State University

  • Advisor—Information Security and Ethical Hacking Association (2014-2016)

Military Service

Ohio Army National Guard

09/1997 – 09/2003 Petroleum Supply Specialist (77F)

Maintained logistical database for Unit operation. Maintained weapon and parts database for Apache helicopters and M1 Abrams Tanks.

U.S. Army (Active Duty)

09/1994 – 09/1997 Petroleum Supply Specialist (77F)

Responsibilities: Maintained Petroleum Supply logistical database for Unit operation. Received and stocked bulk and packaged products, issued and dispensed bulk fuels and water from storage and distribution facilities to using units, select and submit samples to laboratory for testing, performed petroleum and water accounting duties, operate equipment used with petroleum and water distribution system and multiproduct pipeline system.

• As an E-4 (unprecedented at the time), was put in charge of Petroleum Supply Unit after predecessor received orders to deploy.
• Rewarded the Army Commendation Medal for successfully managing petroleum supply operations for the entire battalion single handedly in dangerous weather during a joint training exercise at Fort Hood.
• Graduated top of the class in Advanced individual training at Fort Lee, Virginia.

.Technology Skills

Programming Languages:
C++, Prolog, R, Python, Java, PERL, COBOL
WEB: HTML, HTML5, PHP, Javascript, CSS3


Content Management Systems:
WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Ruby on Rails (working knowledge)

Graphic Design and Video Editing Applications:
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere)
Gimp, Blender (working knowledge)
Final Cut Pro X (working knowledge)