SCSU has assembled a team of experts with deep knowledge of cybersecurity, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Cybersecurity is a complex topic and SCSU understands that individuals and business are looking for training partners who can help them understand the topics quickly so they can bring that knowledge back to their organizations and have real impact. We combine experienced educators with hands on professionals in the field to deliver high quality training that brings deep insights to the material and practical knowledge on implementations that meet the compliance requirements and provide enhanced security. See a sample of our instructors below!

Why Choose Southern Connecticut State University as your CMMC Partner
Dr. Lisa Lancor
Chair and Professor
SCSU Department of Computer Science

CMMC Compliance and Opportunities”
Dr. Greg McVerry
Associate Professor, SCSU Department of Curriculum and Learning

What Is Inventory?
Vincent Scott
Chief Security Officer, STI-TEC
Defense Cybersecurity Group

History of CMMC Methodology
Margaret Glover
Chief Executive Officer, Excellence in Measurement Technology

Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems
Paul Netopski
Owner, Critical Prism Defense

What is Mobile Device Management?
Matthew Carson
System Administrator, Charles River Analytics

Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems
Jake Williams
IT Manager, Mercury Systems

What is CMMC Scope?
Amira Armond
President, Kieri Solutions

What Will It Cost Me to Prepare for CMMC Assessment?
Allison Giddens
President, Aerospace Manufacturer

Greg McVerry

J. Gregory McVerry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Learning, SCSU
Chief Learning Officer

J. Gregory McVerry, curriculum director of the project is an Associate Professor of Curriculum Learning at Southern Connecticut State University. A former Neag Fellow of the New Literacies Research Lab and current Fellow of Online Education, Dr. McVerry researches and teaches in the fields of web credibility and digital literacies.

Greg McVerry has extensive instructional design experience. He is a former volunteer member of the CMMC-AB Test Objectives Working Group. Greg developed leadership web literacy curriculum for the Mozilla Foundation and leadership training for the Mozilla Corporation. Dr. McVerry designed the Association of College Universities and Educators principles of effective online teaching. Greg currently serves on the World Wide Web (W3) consortium Credible Web community Group building metadata tools to fight disinformation. McVerry a long-time collaborator in the credentialing space brings this expertise to CyberDI’s CMMC course design.


Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson
Lead Instructional Designer
Advanced Special Operations Techniques Instructor, SOCOM OSINT Specialist

Richard Dawson, our Lead Instructional Designer, and adjunct faculty member in Southern Connecticut State University, served as a Special Forces (SF) Operations Sergeant and later as an Advanced Special Operations Techniques Instructor before transitioning into cybersecurity. Rick designed and managed multiple Combined Exercises for both the 10th Special Forces Group and the 19th Special Forces Group. Dawson holds multiple cybersecurity certificates and works with the various SOCOM elements to integrate open source intelligence (OSINT) into network protection.

Mr. Dawson has extensive experience in penetration testing both physical and network security. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the National Defense University and a Masters Degree in Software Development from Boston University. His experience spans multiple aspects of network development and protection across a wide range of environments, ranging from extremely austere to highly developed. Additionally, he was integral in developing specialized logistics and communications systems for forward-deployed DoD elements.


Terry Lehman

Terry Lehman
Subject Matter Expert

Terry Lehman will serve as a subject matter advisor. Terry is a FedRAMP Cyber-security information assurance professional providing an
innovative and efficient way to perform Certification and Accreditation activities across the National Security community.

Mr. Lehman is a FedRAMP senior cybersecurity information assurance professional providing an innovative and efficient way to perform Certification and Accreditation activities across the National Security community. He specializes in system accreditations, risk management, and cybersecurity and penetration testing. His experience spans a wide range of highly technological Low Earth Orbit Satellite, Transport Security Administration, and Enterprise Computing Security initiatives. These include high priority programs whose progress is being monitored at the Congressional level. His dedication, expertise, and professionalism reflect his work style and personal traits enabling his ability to achieve project completion on time and meet high-level program milestones.


Israel Campbell

Israel L. Campbell, Ph.D.
Subject Matter Expert

Dr. Israel L. Campbell is a senior cyber security engineer with over 18 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry that will take a hands on approach to ensuring our #cmmc courses include content that drive compliance through engagement, rather than just watching PowerPoint lectures. Also a veteran, Dr. Campbell works to get more veterans into the field of #cybersecurity.

Dr. Campbell began an IT career in the United States Marine Corps, serving in a variety of help desk, satellite communications, radio, and cyber security roles. Certifications include ISC(2) Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP)/Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)/Information System Security Management Professional (ISSMP), as well as CompTia Security+/Network+. Dr. Campbell also holds an MBA and graduate certificates in Systems Engineering and Information Assurance.


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