Dr. Jane LeClair serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Cyber-security Institute (NCI) at Excelsior College in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to serve as an academic and research center dedicated to increasing the knowledge of the cyber security discipline.
Prior to this position, Dr. LeClair served as Dean of the School of Business and Technology at Excelsior College where she led faculty and staff in carrying out the mission and goals of the college and school. During her tenure as dean she oversaw the develop of numerous new programs including six in cyber security, with the establishment of the BS in Cyber Operations and MS in Cybersecurity. Her recent book "Protecting Our Future: Educating a Cybersecurity Workforce" was published in December 2013 by Hudson Whitman Press.
Dr. Pheils has taught networking and cybersecurity topics for associate through doctoral learners on-ground and online. She worked on the faculty panel to help determine the initial NSA Center of Academic Excellence standards for 2 year schools and earned that designation for Owens Community College as one of the first 13 in the nation. Dr. Pheils holds 21 certifications including the CISSP and PMP, and bringing many years of relevant and current work and research into cybersecurity topics. To provide hands-on experience to cybersecurity learners she piloted the Community Project Approach to Teaching Networking and Cybersecurity Topics that partners classes with not-for-profits in the community to accomplish tasks and secure that organization. She is a Fellow with the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College.
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