Title: Assistant Professor & Professional Cyber Investigator
Company: Walsh College & Iron Dog LLC
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Dave A. Schippers, Assistant Professor & Professional Cyber Investigator at Walsh College & Iron Dog LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of information technology and cybersecurity.
Dr. Schippers began his career as a student and pursued an education at Grand Rapids Community College, where he graduated with an Associate of Science in computer information systems and network administration in 2009. He continued his studies at Ferris State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in security and intelligence in 2010 and a Master of Science in information systems management in 2013. Dr. Schippers concluded his education at Capitol Technology University in 2018 and obtained a Doctor of Science in cybersecurity. In addition to his educational accomplishments, he is certified in the EnCase Examiner and AccessData program software. A licensed information systems security professional, Dr. Schippers is currently the chair of the information technology decision sciences department and an assistant professor of forensics at Walsh College, a professional cyber investigator at Iron Dog LLC, and a member of the Macomb Community College Advisory Board.
Prior to these positions, Dr. Schippers excelled at Meijer Inc from 1993 to 2004 as a receiving area team leader, a receiving systems specialist, a development specialist, and a business analyst. He also worked as a network operations and security intern for the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District in 2010, an adjunct instructor at Ferris State University from 2013 to 2015, a technology director at Hudsonville Public Schools from 2004 to 2016, and an instructor at Walsh Collge from 2016 to 2018. Notably, Dr. Schippers has published and presented widely and is the author of “How To – The Black Bag Acquisition Part 1” and “ How To – The Black Bag Acquisition Part 2.”His presentations include “Cyber Training and Research Panel,” “Cybersecurity: Certainty in Uncertain Times,” and “Equifax, WannaCry, Uber: Certainty in Uncertain Times,” among other lectures. Dr. Schippers is an active member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, the Information Systems Security Association, and the Grand Rapids Community College Workforce Advisory Committee, as is currently performing research on the value of cybersecurity evaluations and risk-based cost considerations in fielding systems.
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