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Michael Battig serves as the newly appointed director of the School of Cybersecurity, Data Science and Computing at Norwich University. He comes with an extensive background that includes eight years of software development work in a business setting, grant writing in his field, and nearly 30 years of undergraduate teaching.
In addition to his more traditional responsibilities over the years, he pursued several unique initiatives. From 2007 to 2009, he developed a budding computer science department at the American University of Afghanistan. This undertaking involved creating a sustainable curriculum for students, teaching during one summer with boots on the ground in Kabul for students who hailed from Afghanistan and neighboring countries, and recruiting faculty worldwide who were committed to moving the department forward.
Huw Read began his academic career in 2004 at the University of South Wales (United Kingdom) and has taught a number of specialist courses in digital forensics and cybersecurity. For more than 10 years, he has worked alongside industry and government on a number of cyber-related projects, partnering with diverse teams to design solutions to complex security problems.
Charles Snow joined Norwich University faculty in 2019, following a one-year appointment as a visiting professor. In his career in higher education, he has taught computer science, networking, and courses that examine the social and legal effects of using these technologies.
Ahmed Abdeen Hamed, Ph.D., joined the faculty in 2019 as Norwich University’s first specialist in data analytics. He is leading the charge to develop both data analytics courses and the new data analytics concentrations for several majors across campus.
Lauren E. Provost, PhD, joined the faculty in the School of Cybersecurity, Data Science, and Computing at Norwich University in 2021. Her background includes over a decade of cybersecurity experience in ethical hacking of networks and cloud containers.
George J. Silowash completed his M.S. in Information Assurance at Norwich University and received his B.S. in business administration from California University of Pennsylvania.