Cybersecurity Faculty

LFCC employs full-time faculty, all of whom possess many years of teaching and professional experiences along with a variety of professional certifications.

Dr. Henry Coffman has more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology (IT) in positions at the Department of Navy, Defense Mapping Agency, and Interpol. Dr. Coffman worked in numerous types of IT positions including computer programming, hardware and software troubleshooting, network administration, network design and construction, IT systems design, network security and IT management.  Dr. Coffman is the Cybersecurity Program Lead for LFCC and teaches a variety of cybersecurity courses online, at the  Middletown Campus, and within the Knowledge to Work program. Dr. Coffman is certified as a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and has held the Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) credential.  He is affiliated with the International Security Consortium (ISC)2 and a member of CyberWatch. Learn more about Dr. Coffman on his faculty page or email him at [email protected]

Professor Brewer has more than 35 years professional experience in the areas of R&D, network/security design and architecture development, testing and certification, and integration. He has worked for major networking, engineering and security corporations including Raytheon, ASI Professor Alvin Brewerand Juniper Networks.  Before coming to LFCC, Professor Brewer taught cybersecurity courses as an adjunct professor at ECPI university. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Masters of Science in Information Assurance. Mr. Brewer is certified as a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), a Juniper Certified Network Professional, a Juniper Certified Cloud Specialist, a Cisco Certified Network Professional Certification, and ITIL V3 certified.

Jose NievesDr. Jose Nieves as extensive public and private sector Information Technology experience. He served as a USAF officer for 5 years and several progressive senior technical and management positions with corporations  in the Washington DC metropolitan area for over a decade. In addition to his LFCC teaching, Dr. Nieves has taught courses in security, forensics, project management, and information management at American Intercontinental University Online at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. At Capella University, Dr. Nieves consults on doctoral-level seminar courses in information systems management. Dr. Nieves is certified as a CIW Associate and as a VCCS Online Instructor. Learn more about Dr. Nieves on his faculty page or email him at [email protected]

Dr. Melissa Stange has over 25 years of experience in technology within the industries of Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, and Education. Dr. Stange has taught courses in assembly language, computer concepts, computer organization, computer science, digital literacy, foundation of networking, Python, Java, software design. She is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, an active member with the Association of Computing Machinery, and is a certified Cyber Teacher by the Computer Science Teacher Association.  Dr. Stange teaches Programming in Cybersecurity within the Associates of Applied Science in Cybersecurity Degree. Reach Dr. Stange through email at [email protected].


LFCC also employs adjunct faculty, all of whom possess many years of industry experiences and are highly qualified to add real life experiences to the classroom.

HurleyGeorge Hurley has more than 26 years’ experience in Information Technology (IT). He currently serves as Program Director for an IT consulting company. He has extensive experience as a scientist, architect, engineer and developer. He holds a MS in Information Assurance and BS in Information Technology from Capella University. Mr. Hurley is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Project Management Professional (PMP). He is affiliated with (ISC)2, ISACA, ACT-IAC. He served as Chair, Intel subcommittee, TechAmerica; Deputy Commissioner, CLOUD2 commission; and member, FEAv2 Security Reference Model Working Group. He is a member of Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), Red Team and InfraGard.

Brian Kissick is an IT Security Professional with over 16 years of experience working in the industries of Government, Healthcare, Education and Telecommunication. In Brian’s current role as an IT Security Analyst, he is responsible for analysis of information security systems, performing/coordinating network security assessments, vulnerability assessments and rewebpage_smallsponding to incidents.   In addition to his capacity as a Information Security professional, Brian serves as an adjunct teaching classes in the areas of cyber security and networking.  He holds a B.S. in IT with an emphasis in Network Administration and a M.S. in Information Security and Assurance.  Brian holds over 18 industry recognized certifications.  He can be contacted by email at [email protected] .

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