About Us

Members of the C5 Leadership Team have extensive experience and expertise and are recognized for their commitment to excellence in cybersecurity and computing education, and for their approach to producing results and successfully managing National Science Foundation projects.

 

Dr. Vera Zdravkovich — Principal Investigator (PI)

Academic Vice President Emeritus at Prince George's Community College and Senior Advisor for the National CyberWatch Center, Dr. Zdravkovich is a pioneer in CAE2Y and cybersecurity education development projects at community colleges.
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Corrinne Sande — Co-PI: CAE2Y Mentor Program

Director of Computer Science and Information Systems at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA, Ms. Sande has a successful track record managing CyberWatch West, a regional Advanced Technological Education (ATE) center in cybersecurity.
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Dr. Elizabeth Hawthorne — Co-PI: CS Course Development

The chair of the ACM Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (CCECC), Dr. Hawthorne is Senior Professor of Computer Science at Union County College in Cranford, NJ.
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Dr. Melissa Dark — Co-PI: CS Course Development

Dr. Dark, W.C. Furnas Professor of Technology and Professor in Computer Technology at Purdue University, is Associate Director for Educational Programs at the Center for Faculty Development in Information Assurance Education, CERIAS (Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security).
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