Date: Saturday, April 21st Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Location: Barnett Recital Hall and Lobby
Evangel University announces an inaugural symposium presenting industry leaders to present and discuss trends and topics related to cybersecurity and the ethical use of technology. The symposium will include TED Talk styled presentations, round table discussion of industry leaders, and networking time for attendees.
The Cybersecurity and Ethics Symposium illuminates the need to shield information systems from cyber-attacks and to promote ethical standards in the use of technology.
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Meet our Speakers
Global Sales Team Manager
DellEMC Federal Data Protection Solutions Division
Dallas Nash manages a global sales team for DellEMC’s Federal Data Protection Solutions Division where cyber recovery is central to his business strategy and that of his customers. His team supports the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. National Intelligence Sector, and the Federal Systems Integrators (Northrop Grumman, Boeing, and DXC). With his many years of successful experience leading commercial enterprise and public sector organizations in a wide variety of functions, including sales, manufacturing, operations and marketing, Dallas has a proven track record of building dynamic teams, developing leaders, achieving predicable sales goals, and sustaining continuous growth. A 1994 Evangel graduate, Dallas currently sits on the Alumni Board of Directors. In his spare time, he volunteers as a life-skills development and communications coach for a number of professional programs started by Dr. Phil McGraw.
Director of Information Security Compliance & Quality
O'Reilly Auto Parts Stores, Inc.
Mark Garton is a 22 year veteran of the IT industry currently serving as the Director of Information Security, Compliance, and Quality at O'Reilly Auto Parts Stores, Inc.. In his current role, he is responsible for information security, IT governance and compliance programs, and all aspects of quality including software quality assurance. This includes establishing controls to meet risk objectives, maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements, security operations, incident response, and business continuity. He is passionate about building, leading, and mentoring security and compliance teams. Mark also severs as a board member of the local ISACA chapter and mentor for cyber security students.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Brandon Schmidly began work at Evangel University in 2007 as an assistant professor of philosophy. His doctoral work at the University of Missouri was in the area of parental rights, and his research, broadly, has been in ethics and social-political philosophy.He is coeditor of the book, Christian Morality: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Moral Decision Making (Pickwick, 2016). He also facilitates a regular grant from the Institute for Humane Studies for a dialogue on religious freedom in a changing society, a cooperation with professors and students from Springfield, Mo. universities. He was also the coordinator and host of the 2016 Midwest Society of Christian Philosophers Conference. He has also taught interdisciplinary courses and Essential Christianity. He served as Evangel’s Theology department chair in 2013 leading up to the consolidation of the Springfield, Mo. Assemblies of God schools.Prior to teaching at Evangel, Dr. Schmidly served on pastoral staffs in Springfield and Mount Vernon, Mo. Dr. Schmidly is married to Leanne and they have three wonderful children.
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
Dr. Jeremy W. Harris is the Computer Information Systems degree program coordinator for both traditional undergraduate and adult studies. He also leads the development of the new Cybersecurity Certificate Program launching this fall, 2018. Courses topics he currently teaches include Programming (Java and VB.NET), Systems Analysis and Design, Data Communications, Management Information Systems, and Operations Management. After graduating from Evangel in 1994, he earned two master’s degrees from Missouri State University. In 2012, he earned his Instructional Technology Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University and holds certificates in distance education administration and online learning. He previously taught at Missouri State for the College of Business before returning to Evangel in 2004. Jeremy lives in Battlefield, Missouri with his wife Erica (1995 EU alumna) and their three boys: Jacob (17), Ryan (15), and Tyler (13).
Deborah Jones is currently a Senior Consultant with Right Management, supporting leaders as they make strategic transitions in their careers. She is also a trainer and mentor to entrepreneurs starting technology companies. As a volunteer, she mentors female collegians interested in STEM careers. Prior to her current role, she held a variety of positions in all areas of IT working in both software consulting and in automotive and airplane manufacturing with Ford Motor Company and Boeing Airplane Company. Her experience ranges from being a practitioner, then manager in application development, infrastructure, and project management, as well as vendor and customer relationship management. She was the IT Manager for a multi-site automotive assembly plant with responsibility for all aspects of IT support including application and device security, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Debbie is a 6-sigma Master Black Belt who has trained and mentored Black Belts and is known to leverage the power of teams to streamline business processes, discover cost savings, identify performance breakthroughs, and improve product quality. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She is an alumnus of Evangel University who obtained a BA in Math and Computer Sciences from the University of Missouri – Columbia and an MBA from the University of Puget Sound.
Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
Dr. Shannon McMurtrey is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at Drury University and teaches Cybersecurity courses in the graduate college. His professional background includes over 20 years of IT experience in the field of e-commerce. Dr. McMurtrey is a Missouri State University College of Business research award winner and has published journal articles in the area of artificial intelligence in the United States and Europe. He holds several respected industry certifications in the areas of network penetration, incident handling, and web application security. Dr. McMurtrey was recently awarded an Excellence in Technology Award as Security Professional of the Year by the Association of Information Technology Professionals and Biz417
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