Title: Professor of Cybersecurity
Company: University of Maryland University College
Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Frank R. Kesterman, EdD, Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Maryland University College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cybersecurity and higher education.
Drawing upon more than five decades of industry experience, Dr. Kesterman has been a professor of cybersecurity governance, law, ethics and psychology of hackers, and cybertechnology at the University of Maryland University College since 2011, having also been the manager of cybersecurity employer and industry relations in the Graduate School at the University of Maryland University College from 2015 to 2017. Earlier in his career, he served a number of executive facilities, including the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Department of Education, the Executive Office of the President, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Transportation beginning in 1967. Additionally, he has lent his vast array of expertise to the FBI as a lecturer, Virginia Commonwealth University as an adjunct professor of homeland security and emergency management, and Georgetown University as an adjunct professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and School of Business, among many other institutions.
Highly educated, Dr. Kesterman earned a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1959 before receiving a Master of Business Administration from American University in 1968. Completing postgraduate coursework at Johns Hopkins University, he subsequently obtained a Doctor of Education from the George Washington University in 2005. In addition, he holds a certificate in advanced commercial banking from the University of Virginia and a diploma from the FBI Citizens Academy. He is a certified public accountant in the state of Maryland and a certified information systems auditor through the ISACA.
Having spent the formative years of his career in the military as a junior grade lieutenant, ensign and nuclear power engineer, Dr. Kesterman has been awarded several times for his excellence in the field. He received an Outstanding Professional Achievement Award from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 2009, having earlier earned a Hammer Award from the Secretary of the Treasury for financial innovations in 1996. Notably, he also received a Hammer Award for reinventing the government from Vice President Al Gore in 1995. When Dr. Kesterman isn’t delving into his passion for government, he can be found in community theater, musicals, operettas and classic dramas.
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