We are excited to host this wonderful panel “A Chat with Black Academics Researching Cybersecurity” in honor of Black History Month. Join us on Monday, February 21st, 2022 from 6pm – 7.30pm ET and hear them converse about their work, challenges faced by Black academics, and what needs to be done to support and encourage them in the field. This event is free and open to the public. Register here.
|George E. Higgins
||George E. Higgins is Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisville’s Department of Criminal Justice. His research focuses on testing criminological theories and organizational theories applied to substance use, cybercrime/victimization, race and ethnicity differences, criminal justice organizational issues. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles and 10 books. He is the recipient of numerous awards including:
Read more about Dr. Higgins here.
||Tonya Davis, PhD, is a scholar-practitioner in the field of Psychology who divides her time between teaching, research and clinical practice. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator in the Psychology and Counseling Department at Alabama A&M University. She is a Certified School Psychologist, Supervising Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator. Her educational training includes a BS in Sociology from Auburn University, a MS in Counseling Psychology from Alabama A&M University, MS and PhD degrees in School Psychology with a certification in Psychometrics from the University of Alabama.
Her research agenda focuses on Psychological Assessment, Technology-infused mental health interventions, biometrics and coaching. Her research (Co-PI) in the area of Virtual Career Mentoring for African American College Students has been funded by the National Science Foundation. She is also the co-writer of a national blog for Psychology Today.
She has been in clinical private practice for the past 17 years providing psychological counseling and testing services and crisis consultation, coaching and training services for government and commercial clients.
Read more about Dr. Davis here.
|Lucy K. Tsado
||Lucy K. Tsado is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.
Her work has been published in The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice, African Social Science Review, Criminal Justice and Behavior, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, The Routledge Handbook of Africana Criminologies, Crime, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System in Africa. She has co-authored a book on cybersecurity education and careers with Rowman and Littlefield. She teaches cybersecurity, cybercrime, digital forensics, corrections and class, race, gender and crime.
Read more about Dr. Tsado here.