Loye Ray - 2013 FAC Nominee

No PhotoE-mail: loye.ray@faculty.umuc.edu
Division: Undergraduate Adelphi
Category: Adjunct
Program: CSIA

Autobiography

Lynn Ray has been an adjunct associate professor teaching information systems and cyber security topics for nearly 16 years at UMUC. He has taught in both Asian and US divisions during this time. He has been a Director, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer in government and industry. Lynn retired from the US Air Force after nearly 27 years as both enlisted and officer. He has served as a graduate and undergraduate adjunct professor at other universities and college across the country. Currently, Lynn serves on the program advisory committee at the Herzing International University. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security professional and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certifications. His years of experience and teaching make him an expert in the field of information systems and computer security. He has mentored undergraduate and graduate students in project and theses. Lynn is currently working on his Doctorate in Computer Science with an emphasis in security at Colorado Technical University. His research interests include network security, software security, information assurance as well as security policy and guidance. He advises officials on information security to include cloud computing. He also holds a master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Nomination Essay

My interest in becoming a member of the FAC has been a long time coming. For many years I have tried to help make UMUC a great place to come to get a degree. I have put myself at the disposal of my Director by offering to teach any course within the discipline. I have given myself by creating and review new courses in information systems. Not stopping there I like mentoring new faculty to be good instructors. So I feel the time is right for me to help more by being a member of the faculty advisory council. I look forward to working with its members to improve the university more and create a better environment for students and faculty.