Category: Technology

Master of Science in Cybersecurity graduate Kathryn Rice Gillis at commencement

Katharin Rice-Gillis has had her share of tragedy—from having a grandparent murdered to losing a son—but she hasn’t let that keep her from achieving her goals. Through ups and downs, she has managed to successfully wear many hats as a sailor, mother, soldier, wife, and student, and was able to complete her educational goals as …

Graduate Ken DesForges is now Excelsior College Faculty

Being a former student, Ken Desforges—a 2010 BS in Information Technology graduate—understands firsthand the kinds of obstacles Excelsior College students must overcome to pursue their education. Now, as a member of the faculty, he can help students succeed, using both that firsthand knowledge and the unique experience gleaned from years of instructing and developing courses. …

Joanna Lew, nuclear engineering technology degree alum at her workplace, Exelon

Some degrees provide students a start toward a desired profession. Others provide employees in-depth enhancement of knowledge and training necessary to advance in their current careers. Take Excelsior College graduate, Joanna Lew. The Pennsylvania native was a nuclear operator for nearly seven years when she considered adding to her higher education credentials. Working at one …

material science, atoms

According to the science news website Science Daily, materials science is “an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering, including elements of applied physics and chemistry, as well as chemical, mechanical, civil and electrical engineering.” The course NUC 323 covers how materials are used in …

online shopping

With the start of the holiday season and increase in online shopping, do you know how “cyber smart” you are? Is your personal information safe? Two Excelsior College employees skilled in cybersecurity, Ethan Sprissler, the faculty program director, information technology and undergraduate cybersecurity, and Amelia Estwick, program manager, graduate cybersecurity, share tips to test your …

Randy Holt at Desk

“Don’t give up.” “Don’t be shy.” “Don’t be afraid to ask questions.” Randy Holt’s advice to students is vast and supportive. He may be a technology instructor for Excelsior College, but he has more to teach his students than just technology. Holt has been with Excelsior since 2015, and teaches Technology in Society, which covers …

The Project Management Institute Inc. (PMI), an association of project managers providing global leadership in the subject, defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project.” As organizations and projects grow and become complex, many projects …

human brain broken up in quadrents

High cognitive intelligence (one’s IQ) is important in today’s technological workforce. The nuclear industry is one field where leaders must possess high IQs to understand the technology and interpret information to make risk-informed decisions. Is high IQ sufficient to achieve optimum leadership results? In today’s nuclear environment, a leader must perform in a relational environment …