Appointments

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    2015 – present - Professor
    2006 – present - Associate Professor
    2000 – 2005 - Assistant Professor
    1997 - 1999 – Instructor
  • Founding Executive Director, Women in Computing, RIT Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (Dean’s Office), 2008 - 2013
  • Faculty Associate for Student Issues and Scholarships, RIT Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences  (Dean’s Office), 2007 - 2012

Descriptions of Select Efforts and Administrative Appointments

AdvanceRIT co-PI and Leadership Team, NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant
Professor Mason serves as co-PI on the leadership team of the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (IT) project at RIT titled Creating Opportunity Networks for Engagement and Collective Transformation:  Increasing the Representation and Advancement of Women Faculty at RIT or Connect@RIT (NSF ADVANCE 1209115, $3.4M, five year, http://nsfadvance.rit.edu/).  The AdvanceRIT project goal aims to increase the representation and advancement of women STEM/SBS faculty at RIT, by removing barriers to resources that support career success and creating new interventions and resources.  Complementary social science efforts adapt interventions to address the needs of key sub-populations including women of color and deaf and hard-of-hearing women faculty.  Key project efforts are enabled with the support of key university partners.

Provide leadership to:

  • Create the new Connect Grants program to support RIT faculty and department heads; 
  • Create the new Connectivity Series which provides high-quality programming to RIT faculty and department heads; Develop the AdvanceRIT communication plan and website;
  • Create supporting advisory structures including the Executive Advisory Committee (Mason co-chairs with Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion) and the External Advisory Board;
  • Advise on the new faculty exit interview instrument and accompanying procedure;   
  • Establish a standing work/life balance committee at the university;
  • Establish review of the awards structure at the university;
  • Conduct an annual faculty salary study.

Provide support as a key member of the Leadership Team to:

  • Create the new NSF Indicator faculty database and Faculty Exit Interview survey and process; 
  • Create supporting advisory structures including the External Advisory Board (co-chaired with President) and the Executive Advisory Committee;
  • Rewrite and restructure the existing university tenure policy (E5.0) with the addition of automatic tenure extension, under Academic Senate review since 12/2012 with six of 10 motions passed to date;  
  • Formalize and clarify the faculty annual evaluation system through template development and adoption and supporting policy revisions;
  • Oversee social science research efforts focused on the female faculty population and on various subpopulations (women of color and deaf and hard-of-hearing);
  • Design and launch a university-level dual-career hiring program; 
  • Refine and formalize the existing President’s Commission on Women;
  • Administer the triennial COACHE faculty climate survey and disseminate results at the university and college levels;
  • Create a program assessment strategy for the RIT faculty mentoring program;
  • Create the new AdvanceRIT office, program evaluation structure, and standard operating procedures.

Key university partners include:  President, Provost, AdvanceRIT Leadership Team, Director of Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Associate Provost for Faculty Success, VP of Strategic Planning, VP of Inclusion and Diversity, VP of Research, Dean of Graduate Studies, Asst. VP of Institutional Research, Asst. VP of Human Resources, Deans (nine colleges), Academic Senate Executive Committee, Faculty Affairs Committee, and senior faculty from various colleges.  Synergistic activities include member of President’s Commission on Women (2010 – present), co-Chair Strategic Planning Diversity Task Force (2014), Executive Committee NCWIT (2009 – present).

Prior to this effort, Professor Mason served as co-PI and co-lead on the three-year self-study funded through the NSF ADVANCE IT-Catalyst program. The Catalyst work, titled Establishing the Foundation for Future Organizational Reform and Transformation at RIT or simply EFFORT@RIT (NSF 0811076) resulted in a detailed self-study report which informed the AdvanceRIT proposal.  The research project explored possible barriers within RIT to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty based on a faculty climate survey (led by Professor Mason), a detailed human resources objective data review, and a policy/practice benchmarking effort.  

Executive Director, Women in Computing, 2008-2013
As the founding Executive Director of RIT’s Women in Computing, Professor Mason proposed and created the program to support creative and organic micro-cultures within the college of computing.  The mission of Women in Computing (WIC) at RIT was to support a culture where women can be sustainably recruited into the field of computing, retained in the field of computing and successfully advance through their academic and professional careers. This involved a two-pronged approach: first, create and support an environment where women can succeed and thrive, and second, broaden participation in the computing discipline, focusing on gender diversity.  Professor Mason was responsible for the following:

  • Creation of outreach materials;
  • Development of outreach programming and partnerships;
  • Development of GCCIS community programming;
  • Oversight of the WIC budget;
  • Securing annual funding for student travel to the Anita Borg Grace Hopper Conference;
  • Mentoring and supporting women students;
  • Formation of a WIC Steering Committee;
  • Hiring and management of the WIC part-time program coordinator;
  • Data collection and development of program review and evaluation.

Evaluation of programming indicated overall high satisfaction rates among event attendees.  Event survey responses based on a Likert scale ranging from a low of 1 to a high of 5 averaged from 4.5 to 4.93.  Students from all majors and every year level were active in college-level programming.  

Regional Celebration of Women in Computing (RCWIC) Conference Collaborator (2010-present).
Professor Mason serves as a co-Chair for the regional biennial New York Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (NYC-WiC).  This regional NYC-WiC conference is modeled after the international Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. The peer-reviewed conference intends to promote the academic, social and professional growth of all who attend. Approximately 150 students, faculty and technology leaders meet to share research, learn about computing opportunities, network with other women in academia and industry and explore issues common to women in computing. The initial conference was funded through a National Science Foundation Broadening Participation in Computing Grant with partnership from the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, ACM Council on Women in Computing, the National Center for Women & Information Technology and Microsoft Corporation. 

Faculty Associate for Student Issues, Scholarships and Advising, 2007-2012
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n this role, Professor Mason managed student problems, grievances, and activities issues, coordinated and managed the awards for all the college-wide student scholarships, and provided a venue for communications, information sharing and institutional knowledge acquisition for academic advisors. During her time in this role, college-wide scholarship applications increased from zero to an average of more than 40 per award. Key activities included:

  • Developing and establishing procedures for student scholarship applications and awards;
  • Advocating faculty involvement, soliciting student applicants, and facilitating faculty review and selection of candidates for student scholarships;
  • Developing and implementing a new college policy and procedure for College Delegate (collaborative effort with Dean’s Office staff and GCCIS Governance Committee);
  • Chairing the scholarship selection committee;
  • Overseeing available scholarship funds and distribution;
  • Serving on the institute-level committee to rewrite the institute’s academic dishonesty policy;
  • Coordinating and moderating the bi-monthly GCCIS Advisors meetings;
  • Serving as the Dean’s Delegate to the RIT Student Success Tiger Team (to review institute advising);
  • Attending and serving as college liaison to Institute Advising Council meetings;
  • Mediating and resolving student issues including academic grievances (approximately 45 total issues).

Funded Grant Activities  

National Science Foundation ADVANCE Grant: AdvanceRIT, CONNECT:  Creating Opportunity Networks of Engagement for Collective Transformation  - Enhancing the Representation and Advancement of Women Faculty at RIT, 2012 – 2017 Co-PI with Bailey, M. (RIT-KGCOE)(PI), Marchetti, C. (RIT-COS), Dell, E. (RIT-CAST) and Valentine, M. (RIT-CAST)  $3,186,475

Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program, PI and co-PI total $814,650 

  • 2014 Academic Year (co-PI) – $125, 296
  • 2013 Academic Year (co-PI) – $228,026
  • 2012 Academic Year (PI) – $110,305
  • 2011 Academic Year (PI) – $169,993
  • 2010 Academic Year (PI) – $65,369
  • 2009 Academic Year (PI) – $115,661

National Science Foundation ADVANCE CATALYST Grant:  Establishing the Foundation for Future Organizational Reform and Transformation @ RIT (EFFORT@RIT), December 2007-2011, Co-PI with Bailey, M. (RIT-KGCOE)(PI), Baum, S. (RIT-CIAS), Mozrall, J. (RIT-KGCOE) and Valentine, M. (RIT-CAST)  $199,770

National Science Foundation; Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service:  Faculty, Curriculum and Lab Exercise Capacity Building Partnership, January 2007-2010, PI $113,966 

Department of Defense & University of Tulsa:  Computer and Network Security Curriculum, 2002 PI $41,998

RIT FEAD Grant:  Cyber Security Training, April 2003 $15,000 

RIT FEAD Grant:  FDDI Networks, April 1999 $20,000

Refereed Conference Papers and Proceedings

Mason, S., Bailey, M., Marchetti, C., Dell, E., Clayton, L, Rommel, A., Valentine, M. [2015]  “AdvanceRIT Connect Grants: Driving Momentum for Disruptive Change for Women STEM Faculty”  2015 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 14-17 June 2015. n.p. Web.

Bailey, M., Mason, S., Marchetti, C., Dell, E., Clayton, L, Rommel, A., Valentine, M. [2015]  “Institutional Transformation Guided by a Multi-Frame Organizational Analysis Approach”  2015 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 14-17 June 2015. n.p. Web.

Aljebreen, M., Mason, S. [2014] Evaluating Metrics Performance of a Dynamic Scaling Algorithm in Cloud Computing.  33rd IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, Austin, Texas. 5-7 December 2014.

Mason, S., Bailey, M., Clayton, L., Marchetti, C. [2014] AdvanceRIT: Transforming an Institution Using Data to Inform Creative Interventions.  2014 ACM & Anita Borg Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Phoenix, AZ.  8-10 October 2014. (22% acceptance rate)

Mason, S., Marchetti, C., Crawford, D.K., Foster, S., Dell, E., Clayton, L., Bailey, M., Baum, S., Valentine, M. [2014] Institutional Transformation at a Large Private Technical University: Reporting on the Accomplishments of a Combined Data Driven Top Down and Bottom Up Approach.  2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education, Madrid, Spain.  22-25 October 2014.

Mason, S., Marchetti, C., Bailey, M., Baum, S., Valentine, M. [2014]  “Faculty Awards at a Large Private Institution: An Indicator of Evolving University Values?”  2014 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 15-18 June 2014. n.p. Web

Johnson, D., Stackpole, B., Mason, S., Hartpence, B. [2013] “Designing, Constructing and Implementing a Low-Cost Virtualization Cluster for Education.” 7th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics, and Informatics, Orlando, FL.  9-12 July 2013. (selected among the best 20%-25% of the papers presented)

Hartpence, B., Johnson, D., Mason, S., Stackpole, B. [2013] “Natural Selection in Virtualization Environments: A Decade of Lessons from Academia.” 7th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics, and Informatics, Orlando, FL.  9-12 July 2013.

Marchetti, C., Bailey, M., Mason, S., Baum, S., and Valentine, M.  [2012] “Perceived Levels of Faculty Value, Influence, and Satisfaction by Gender, Rank, Ethnicity, College, and Department at a Large Private University.”  2012 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX. 10-13 June 2012. n.p. Web.

Lewis, C., Tay, F., Mason, S., Westwood, S., Yuksel, S. (2012) How You Can Make a Difference:  Bootstrapping Efforts Toward Gender Balance, Birds of a Feather Presentation, 2012 Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, Baltimore, MD, October.

Goodall, J., Mason, S., Barr, V., Egan, M.  (2012) Are we there yet? 21st Century Juggling of an Academic Career and Family Life, Birds of a Feather Presentation, 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, Baltimore, MD, October.

Mason, S., Goodall, J. (2011) Reaching Systemic Change One Step at a Time: Starting a Women in Computing Program, Birds of a Feather Presentation, 2011 Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, Portland, OR, November.

Bailey, M., Marchetti, C., DeBartolo, E., Mason, S., Baum, S., Mozrall, J., Williams, G. [2011] Establishing the Foundation for Future Organizational Reform and Transformation at a Large Private University to Expand the Representation of Women Faculty, Proc. 2011 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC, June.  (Finalist for 2011 Best Paper Award)

Mason, S., Goodall, J., (2010) Are You a Salmon Too?, Birds of a Feather Presentation, 2010 Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, Atlanta, GA, October.

Mason, S.  (2003) Logistics Issues in Designing a Cyber Security Lab, Proc. 2003 Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 18, Number 3.

Mason, S., Lutz, P. and Yacci, M. (2002) Experiential Learning Approaches in Networking and Systems Administration, Conference for Information Technology Curriculum III, Rochester, NY, September 19-21.

Posters, Panels, Invited Talks

Clayton, L., Bailey, M, Mason, S., Marchetti, C., Valentine, M., Baum, S., (2014) Collaborative Relationships Shape AdvanceRIT Impact, ADVANCE Grantee PI Conference, Maryland, October.

Clayton, L., Bailey, M, Mason, S., Marchetti, C., Valentine, M., Baum, S., (2013) AdvanceRIT Grant, Poster, ADVANCE Grantee PI Conference, Maryland, October.

Bailey, M., Marchetti, C., Mason, S.  (2012) Conversing on Diversity of Women Faculty:  Women Faculty – Asset or Liability?  Invited Talk, American Association of University Women, Rochester, NY, 28 April.

Stanek, M., Mason, S., (2011) Addressing The Gender Gap In Federal Law Enforcement Professions: What If More Women Had A Motivational Attraction To Computing?,  Poster, 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, Portland, OR, November.

Hari, S., Mason, S., Mishra, S.  (2011) Performance Evaluation of Multicast Routing on IPv4 and IPv6 Networks, Poster, New York Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, Albany, NY, April.

Mason, S., Bailey, M, Valentine, M., Baum, S., Williams, G.  (2010) RIT IT Catalyst Grant, Poster, ADVANCE Grantee PI Conference, Maryland, October.

Mason, S., Bailey, M, Valentine, M., Baum, S., Williams, G. (2009) RIT IT Catalyst Grant, Poster, ADVANCE Grantee PI Conference, Maryland, October.

Co-author (2005) Education and Training in Digital Forensics: A Guide for Digital Forensic Laboratories, Educational Institutions, and Students, Technical Working Group Education in Digital Evidence, U.S. Department of Justice, National Institution of Justice.

Mason, S., Johnson, D., Troell, L. (2004) Network and Systems Security, A Collaborative Approach, Poster, ACM SIGITE Conference, Brigham Young University, October.

Mason, S. (2003) Developing and Integrating Forensics in a BS in Networking and Systems Administration, Invited Presentation, Forensics Educators Working Group, June, Department of Defense Forensics Laboratory, Bethesda, Maryland

Mason, S., Frank, C., Micco, M., Montante, R., Rossman, H.  (2002) Laboratories for a Computer Security Course, Panel Presentation, Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges: Northeastern Conference, Bloomsburg University, PA, October 18-19.

Association for Women in Computing, Networking and Career Event, Panel Moderator, September 2002

FLCC Project ACE – Achieving Career Equity in Nontraditional Occupations, Invited Presenter, May 2002.  

RIT Faces of Change Conference, Invited Speaker, October 2000. 

University of Rochester Summer Physics Program for Girls, Invited Speaker, July 1999.

Girl Scouts Girl Career Power, Invited Speaker, March 1999.

RIT Faces of Change Conference, Invited Speaker, May 1998.

White Papers & Reports
Hartpence, B., Johnson, D., Mason, S., Stackpole, B.  (2011).  Strengthening BGP and User Data Security Using Flow Analysis  [White paper].

Hartpence, B., Johnson, D., Mason, S., Stackpole, B.  (2011).  Utilization of NetFlow Data to Model, Track, and Identify Geo-Location of Botnets and Bot Masters in the Internet [White paper].

Bailey, M., Baum, S., Mason, S., Mozrall, J. Valentine, M., DeBartolo, E., LaLonde, S., Marchetti, C., Williams, G.  (2011).  Establishing the Foundation for Future Organizational Reform and Transformation:  Status of Women Faculty at RIT Regarding Recruitment, Representation, and Advancement  (Final Report for NSF # 0811076, ADVANCE Institutional Transformation – CATALYST).  http://nsfadvance.rit.edu/publications-and-documents

Professional Leadership and Activities

  • 2015 New York Celebration of Women in Computing Conference co-Organizer and Communications Chair, (co-Organizers University at Albany, Siena College, Union College, Syracuse University).
  • 2015 NSF ADVANCE Program Evaluator – University of Virginia, invited and scheduled for March 2015.
  • 2014 ACM SIGITE Conference Paper Reviewer.
  • 2014 – present, Academic Alliance Executive Committee, Academic Alliance co-Chair, National Center for Women & IT.
  • 2014 NSF ADVANCE Grant Panel Reviewer.
  •  2014 Grace Hopper Scholarship Reviewer.
  • 2013 – 2014, Academic Alliance Executive Committee, Recruitment and Engagement Project Lead, National Center for Women & IT.
  • 2008 – 2013, Academic Alliance Executive Committee, Sharing Practices Project co-Lead, National Center for Women & IT (co-leaders Jennifer Goodall, University at Albany, Monisha Pulimood, Technical College of New Jersey).
  • 2013 – present, IEEE member.
  • 2013 – present, IEEE Women in Engineering member.
  • 2013 – present, N2Women (Networking Networking Women) member.
  • 2013 New York Celebration of Women in Computing Conference co-Organizer and Communications Chair, (co-Organizers University at Albany, Siena College and Union College).
  • 2013, workshop attendee, “Supporting RIT Students on the Autism Spectrum.”
  • 2013, workshop attendee “Applied Critical Thinking at the Discipline Specific Level.”
  • 2011 New York Celebration of Women in Computing Conference co-Organizer and Communications Chair, (co-Organizers University at Albany, Siena College and Union College).
  • 2011, Invited Attendee, 2011 Anita Borg Institute Senior Women’s Summit.
  • 2009 – present, NCWIT Academic Alliance Executive Committee.
  • 2010-2012, Member Fairport Single Gender Technology Classroom Oversight Committee.
  • 2008 - 2009, NCWIT Seed Fund Reviewer.
  • October 2004, Textbook Chapter Reviewer, The Handbook of Information Security, Chapter Digital Forensics, Digital Evidence, and Law Enforcement, Wiley Publishers.
  • February 2004, Textbook Chapter Reviewer, The Handbook of Information Security, Chapter Computer Forensics Procedures and Methods.
  • July 2003, Cisco Security Equipment Donation ~ $50,000.
  • July 2002, CyberCorps Conference, University of Tulsa, Invited Attendee.
  • July 2002, Cisco Security Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • 2001, 2002 and 2003, NCISSE – National Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education Attendee.
  • 2002, Cyber-Security NSF Workshop and Conference, IUP Attendee.
  • 2002- 2004, Forensics Educator Working Group (sponsored by U. of Tulsa and FBI) – Contributing Member.
  • July 2003, Information Assurance Educators Conference, Invited Attendee.
  • May – July 2003, CITC4 Abstract and Paper Reviewer.   
  • July 2001, Cyber-Security NSF Workshop and Conference, IUP Attendee.
  • October 2001,First Year Enrichment and Retention Conference Attendee.
  • August 2001, Linux World Conference Attendee.
  • June 2001, ITEC Conference Attendee.
  • October 1999, Cisco CCNA Certification.
  • September 1999, Webster School Committee for Equal Opportunity (girls in computing).      
  • May 2000, Cisco CCDP Prep Class.
  • April 2000, Cisco BCMSN Training.
  • January 2000, Cisco ACRC Training.
  • May 1999, Cisco ICRC Training.
  • July 1998, Cisco Networking Academy Training.
  • April 1998, Cisco Regional Academy Setup.
  • January 1998, Oracle Training (in preparation for database curriculum development).
  • 1997, Board of Trustees Department Presentation.
  • 1998, Council for the Arts Volunteer Database Consulting.

Courses Taught (Courses marked with an asterisk indicate substantial curricular contributions (proposal, design and/or development).

Undergraduate
NSSA 101*                       NSSA Themes
VKSN 201                        Freshman Seminar
VKSN & VNSA 220*      Cyber Self Defense
VKSN & VNSA 221*      Cyber Self Defense Lab
VNSA 351*                      Network Fundamentals
VKSF & VNSA 540         Network Design
VKSF & VNSA 517*       Network Forensics and Security
VKSF & VNSA 581         Computer and Network Forensics
VKSF & VNSA 545*       Advanced Routing and Switching Lecture
VKSF & VNSA 545*       Advanced Routing and Switching Lab
VKSF 342*                       Internetworking Lab Lecture
VKSF 342*                       Internetworking Lab
VKSF & VNSA 515*       Introduction to Routing and Switching Lecture
VKSF & VNSA 515*       Introduction to Routing and Switching Lab
VKSF 360*                       Introduction to Database and Data Modeling
VKSF 485*                       Fundamentals of DBMS Architecture Lecture
VKSF 485*                       Fundamentals of DBMS Architecture Lab
VKSF 341                         Data Communications
VKSF 516                         Introduction to Network Administration Lab
ICSA215                           Visual Programming I Lab

Graduate
NSSA 715                        Network Design and Performance
VKSF 733                        Fundamentals of Telecommunications Technology
VKSF 750                        Distributed Systems
VKSF 815                        Introduction to Routing and Switching

Degrees Developed (* denotes substantial contriution)nified with *)
*2001                               BS degree in Networking, Security and Systems Administration, New York State Approved
*2005                               BS Degree in Information Security & Forensics, New York State Approved

Curricular Activities

  • 2013 – present – I have proposed, designed and developed the freshman-level NSSA Themes course.  This course is an opportunity to engage students in their first year as NSA students as well as provide opportunities to engage non-majors.
  • 2009 – present – I have lead and co-led (with Dr. Jim Leone) the 351 course group and to bring the course to a static state with materials that are current and common for all who may instruct the course.
  • 2008 academic year – Together with Professors Daryl Johnson, Bo Yuan and Bill Stackpole, I began looking into the area of ethics in our curriculum.  The group is investigating ways to teach and measure the outcomes of ethics as a curricular issue.
  • 2006 academic year – Together with Professor Daryl Johnson, I continued the development of 220 and 221, Cyber Self Defense Class and Lab.  This course is in its infancy, but well on its way to being a strong security foundations course which we envision acting as a general education requirement.
  • 2005 academic year – I co-chaired the BS Degree in Security committee.  This ad hoc committee designed a new bachelor level degree to be offered with the NSSA department.  As part of this degree program, three courses were revised to consolidate curriculum, several new courses were proposed and approved.  These new courses and the new degree will serve the RIT community well in that we will be able to service a growing need for security professionals in the work force.
  • 2003 summer - I was the Principal Investigator and author of a Security Curriculum Development subcontract.  This subcontract was approved by the University of Tulsa after submission at the invitation of the Tulsa PI and grant recipient for funding from the National Security Agency. 
  • 2001 academic year - I was a significant contributor to the new B.S. degree in Applied Networking and Systems Administration.  In addition to the necessary curriculum planning and development, I was responsible for acquiring industry support for the degree and liaising with our corporate contacts.
  • Summer of the 1999 academic year - I developed a new Networking course in Advanced Routing and Switching as part of the undergraduate networking sequence.  This lab-based course was offered for the first time in Winter, 2000(2).  Students built advanced networking architectures and explored topics such as queuing methods, advanced routing protocols, interactions of switching protocols as well as network scalability issues.
  • Summer of the 1996 academic year - I was an instrumental member of the database concentration development team.  Together with the other group members, I researched current database technologies and laid out a three-course database sequence examining client server issues, database architectures, web-based database systems and database programming.  Additionally, I was responsible for designing and planning the database lab infrastructure including all equipment and software purchases and configurations.

Graduate Project and Thesis Advising

  • 2014, Committee Member, Reiner Augusto Campillo Terrero, A Layer 2 Protocol to Protect the IP Communication in a Wired Ethernet Network
  • 2014, Committee Member, Pooriya Aghaalitari, Development of a Virtualization Systems Architecture Course for the Information sciences and Technologies Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology
  • 2013, Committee Chair, Mohammed Aljebreen, Implementing a Dynamic Scaling of Web Applications in a Virtualized Cloud Computing Environment
  • 2011, Committee Member, Casella, Jennifer, An Analysis of Flow-Based Routing
  • 2010, Chair, Stanek, Maegan, The Federal Law Enforcement Gender Gap:  Motivational Attraction of Computing Women
  • 2010, Committee Member, Hari, Suneetha, Performance Evaluation of Multicast Routing on IPv4 and IPv6 Networks
  • 2010, Chair, Prevett, Kelly, Women in Computing: A focus on the role of K-12 education
  • 2010, Chair, Romano, Katherine, Women in Technology
  • 2010, Chair, Strong, Cynthia, Addressing the Gender Gap:  Teaching Preadolescent Girls Computer Networking Concepts
  • 2008, Committee Member, Leroy, Ted, Cisco Router Security Project
  • 2005, Committee Member, Goddard, David, VLAN Configuration GUI
  • 2005, Committee Member, Wilkie, Robert B., Detecting Potential Security Problems with SNMP/MIB Enabled Devices
  • 2004, Chair, Mandal, Rajat, Next Generation Protocol: A Comparison of IPv6 Performance & Benefits vs. IPv4
  • 2004, Chair, Merlino, Mark, Embedded Security Improvements to IPv6
  • 2004, Committee Member, Al-Habsi, Huda, Delivering Video Services Over IP Networks
  • 2004, Committee Member, Danilovics, George, Evaluating the Usability and Security of Wireless Networks
  • 2003, Chair, Wilson, Todd, IP Telephony, The Total Solution Guide
  • 2003, Committee Member, Scully, Paul, Secure Wireless Networking Implemented at a Manufacturing Facility
  • 2002, Chair, Wainwright, Victor, Providing a Secure Open Web Environment Using a Reverse Proxy
  • 2002, Chair, Pangallo, Michael, Kick the PC Habit: Planning and Implementation of a Thin Network
  • 2002, Committee Member, Lund, Eric, Implementing a Distributed Personal Timing System
  • 2001, Committee Member, Datta, A., Zam, P., Voice Over IP
  • 2000, Chair, Laury, Dean, LAN Based Intranet: Desktop Video Conferencing
  • 1998, Chair, Usacheva, Nataliya, Database Design and Data Modeling
  • 1998, Chair, Kaminsky, Galina, Database Design and Data Modeling
  • 1997, Committee Member, Vasic, Dragana, Network Security and Internet Firewalls

Department Leadership and Service

Ad Hoc NSA Naming Committee Chair, 2013
CCDC Co Advisor (with Bill Stackpole), 2007-2008
NSSA Scholarship Committee Chair, 2006-2011
Curriculum Committee,1997, 1998, 2004 - present
MSIT Subcommittee, 1997, 1998
Ad Hoc BS Degree in Information Security & Forensics Co-Chair, 2006
Women’s Luncheon Organizer, 2006
Facilities Committee,1999, 2000
Electronic Resources Subcommittee, 2000
Faculty Search Committee, 1998
Strategic Planning Committee,1998
Evaluation Committee Chair,1999
IT Scholarship Committee Chair,1999-2004
ITSO Faculty Advisor, 1998-2003
Explorer Post Program Development (Women in Technology), 2003

Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences Leadership and Service

GCCIS Diversity Strategic Planning Committee, 2013 - 2014
GCCIS Ad hoc Diversity Committee, 2012
GCCIS Women in Computing Advisory Board Chair, 2009 - 2013
GCCIS Scholarship Committee Chair, 2007 – 2012
GCCIS Student Appeals Board Chair, 2007 – 2012
GCCIS Advisors Facilitator, 2007 - 2009                                
Security Education Evaluation Committee Chair (Ad hoc), 2003
Computer Science House Advisor, 2000-2003
Academic Conduct Committee, 1999-2001
Faculty Load Evaluation Committee, 2001
Tenure Committee, 2006

 University Leadership and Service

Strategic Planning Diversity Task Force co-Chair (with Vice President Dr. Kevin McDonald), 2014
AdvanceRIT Executive Advisory Committee co-Chair (with Dr. Kevin McDonald), 2013-present
AdvanceRIT Resource Allocation Committee, 2014-present
AdvanceRIT Connect Grants co-Chair, 2013-present
RIT President’s Commission on Women, 2010 - present
RIT Center for Women and Gender Advisory Board, 2009 - present
RIT Institute Appeals Committee, 2001-2014
RIT Academic Appeals Policy Revision Committee, 2011-2012
RIT Benefits Cost Containment Committee, 2011-2012
Eisenhart Committee, 2003
Academic Retention Implementation Committee, 2000-2003
RIT Security Education Committee, 2001 - 2002
RIT Move-In Day, September 2002
RIT Midnight Breakfast, 2002, 2003
NTID Faculty Support Team Search Committee,1998

Professional Memberships

IEEE member, 2013 – present
IEEE Women in Engineering member, 2013 – present
N2Women (Networking Networking Women) member, 2013 – present
National Center for Women and Information Technology, 2007 – present
Executive Committee AA Co-Chair, Sharing Practices Project Lead, Recruitment & Engagement Project Lead
Forensics Educator Working Group (sponsored by U. Tulsa and FBI), Contributing Member 2002- 2004
Cisco Users Group
Association for Women in Technology, National and Rochester Chapters, 2000-2003, 2009
Golden Key International Honor Society
Honored as the faculty mentor to "Alpha Sigma Lambda Honorary Society"

Consulting and Training 

Everest Solutions, LLC - October 1999-2004
Implemented and supported network infrastructure.  Recommended services and equipment purchases.  Duties included server maintenance, Internet connection configuration, firewall configuration, NAT and PAT configuration, backup and disaster recovery planning and implementation.

Ecora.com - Summer 2000
Systems Engineer for product documentation software (with Professor Lutz).  Provided knowledge base for the Cisco suite of products.  Recommended project scope and defined network topology parameters.  Interfaced with programmers and project managers.

Remington, Gifford, Williams & Colichio, LLP - May 1997-2001
Upgraded and implemented new network infrastructure for a local law firm.  Executed hardware, operating system, mail, and software upgrades.

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