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Dale Rowe

Dr. Rowe has over 20 years experience in network architecture with a variety of industries in multi-national European/US companies. He ran a small consultancy firm in England from 2005 to 2010 providing secure enterprise architecture on both military and commercial satellite communications systems.  He believes firmly that keeping personal technical skills current are key to being effective as an instructor.

Dr. Rowe has designed a variety of courses on Information Assurance, Cyber Security, Penetration Testing, Cyber Forensics and Systems Administration.  He joined BYU in 2010 and holds the rank of Associate Professor.

Born in Scotland and raised in England, he is the father of five children. He enjoys family vacations, the outdoors and where available - air conditioning! His pastimes include DSLR Photography, Science Fiction and Archery. Dr. Rowe served in the France Bordeaux mission.

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Richard Helps

Richard Helps has been a faculty member in the School of Technology since 1986. Member of IEEE, ACM, ASEE, SIGITE. He is also a CAC-ABET and a TAC-ABET program evaluator. He spent ten years in industry as a control systems design engineer. His primary scholarly interests are include: embedded and real-time computing with its instrumentation and control aspects and also in technology education. He was born and raised in South Africa and is the father of 5 children.

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Joseph J. Ekstrom

Dr. Ekstrom brings with him 30 years of software developer experience and senior management. He is the former Program Chair of the Information Technology program at BYU. His research interests include impediments to technical communication, network and systems management, distributed computing, system modeling and architecture, system development, information assurance, penetration testing and IT curriculum and development.

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Derek L. Hansen

Dr. Hansen joined the Information Technology program at BYU in 2011. Prior to that he was at the University of Maryland’s iSchool where he directed Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information and was a member of the Human Computer Interaction Lab. Dr. Hansen completed his PhD from the University of Michigan’s School of Information where he was an NSF-funded interdisciplinary STIET Fellow focused on understanding and designing effective online socio-technical systems. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from BYU. Prior to graduate school he worked as an analyst and independent consultant in the healthcare industry. Dr. Hansen served a mission in Novosibirsk, Russia.

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Barry Lunt

Barry Lunt (Ph.D.) is a Full Professor in Information Technology, and has been with BYU since 1992. He has also taught at Utah State University and Snow College. Prior to his work in academics he worked for seven years as a design engineer for IBM in Tucson, AZ. He has consulted for several companies along the Wasatch Front, and has worked summer internships for Bell Labs (now Lucent Technologies), Larson - Davis (Provo), IBM (Vermont), and Micron Technologies (Boise, ID and Lehi, UT). His research areas are long-term computer data storage and engineering/computing education.

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Chia-Chi Teng

Chia-Chi Teng, Associate Professor of School of Technology, earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the National Tsing Hua University at Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1985, earned a master's and Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington in 1993 and 2007. He was a software development engineer at Microsoft Corporation from 1989 to 2005.Professor Teng's research is in computer vision with related interests in medical imaging applications.Professor Teng is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served a mission in the Taiwan Taichung Mission from 1987 to 1989.

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