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About Us

Dr. Laurie Patterson

Associate Professor &
Program in Information Technology

CG 2025
Fax: 910.962.7457

IT Advisory Committee Member

Mr. Michael Abate


CG 2049

Dr. Hosam Alamleh

Assistant Professor 

CG 2044

Dr. Ulku Clark

Professor & Director,
Center for Cyber Defense Education

CG 2020

IT Advisory Committee Member

Dr. Cem Canel

Professor & Director,
David S. Congdon School of BAISSC

CG 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings

Associate Professor 

CG 2018

Mr. Thomas Dorgan


HO 257

Mr. Eddie Dunn


CG 2010

Dr. Elham Ebrahimi

Assistant Professor

CG 2037

IT Advisory Committee Member

Dr. Burkhard Englert


CG 2015

Ms. Marni Ferner

Senior Lecturer

CG 2032

Dr. Judith Gebauer

Professor & Coordinator,
MIS Concentration Congdon School

CG 2050

IT Advisory Committee Member

Dr. Curry Guinn


FA 164

Ms. Dali Hiltebeitel

Lecturer & Manager, TAC

RL 1038 B

Dr. Sima Jafarikhah

Assistant Professor 

CG 2021

Dr. Lucas Layman

Assistant Professor

CG 2045

Dr. John Lynden


FA 170

Dr. Kevin Matthews

Assistant Professor

CG 2010

Dr. Minoo Modaresnezhad

Assistant Professor

CG 2022

Dr. Toni Pence

Associate Professor & Chair,
Department of Computer Science

CG 2041

Dr. Laavanya Rachakonda

Assistant Professor

CG 2022

Mr. Jeremy Roberts


FA 165

Dr. Christopher Sibona

Assistant Professor

CG 2049

IT Advisory Committee Member

Dr. Geoffrey Stoker

Assistant Professor

CG 2019

Dr. Ron Vetter

Professor & Coordinator, 
Master of Science, Computer Science & Information Systems

CG 2033

Ms. Shauna White


Osprey 1014

IT Advisory Committee Member

UNCW encourages students to engage in academic research. The research activities provide an opportunity for students to deeply explore topics and to expand their knowledge beyond the classroom. We believe students can bring important insights to their academic discipline because of their unique perspective. Below are some recent examples of academic publications by our students and faculty.

  1. Han Y., Modaresnezhad M., Nemati H. (2021). An Adaptive Machine Learning System for Predicting Recurrence of Child Maltreatment. Knowledge-Based Systems Journal, 227.  

  2. Woodall R., Kline D., Vetter R., Modaresnezhad M. A Cloud-Based System for Scraping Data from Amazon Product Reviews at Scale. Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research. Washington D.C., (November 2021).

  3. Nichols C., Stoker G., Clark U. (2021) Heuristic Evaluation of Vulnerability Risk Management Leaders’ Presentations of Cyber Threat and Cyber Risk. In: Moallem A. (eds) HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust. HCII 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12788. Springer, Cham.

  4. Greer J., Stoker G., Clark U. (2021) Proposing the Integrated Virtual Learning Environment for Cybersecurity Education (IVLE4C). 2021 Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference.

  5. Lancelot J., Stoker G., Smith G., Nichols C., Clark U., Vetter R., Wetherill W. (2021) Preparation for a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (PCAP). 2021 Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference.

  6. Strohmier H., Stoker G., Vanajakumari M., Clark U., Cummings J., Modaresnezhad M. (2021) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Initial Impact on the Defense Industrial Base. 2021 Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research.

  7. Glyder J., Threatt A., Franks R., Adams L., Stoker G. (2021) Some Analysis of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). 2021 Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research.

  8. Clark U. & Stoker G. (2021) “UNCW’s Cybersecurity Work Force Development in Southeast North Carolina” 2021 NC Cybersecurity Awareness Symposium.

  9. Rivenbark, J.B., Cummings, J., Patterson, L.J., Kline, D. (2019). "Are Universities Providing a Competitive and Relevant Graduate Education? An Evaluation of Professional Science Masters Programs."

  10. Patterson, L.J. (2018). “Female Role Models Influences: Technology Education and Student Success,” in the 2018 Proceedings of the World Education Day 2018 Conference.

  11. Jung, L., Patterson, L.J., Clark, U., Pence, T. (2016). "Closing the Gender Gap in the Technology Major."

  12. Patterson, L.J. (2016). “Closing the Gender Gap in the Technology Major,” in the 2016 Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference (November 2016), ISSN 2473-3857, v2 n4064, pgs 1-16. (referred).

  13. Patterson, L.J. (2013, July). “Text Interpretation and Happiness?” in The Proceedings of The 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing: The 2013 International Conference on Internet Computing and Big Data (ICOMP'13), Las Vegas NV (refereed).

  14. Sun, J., Vetter, R., Reinicke, R. (2012) "Creating an Audio Conferencing Application on Android Smart Phones." 2012 Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research, v5 n2220 pp1-18, Nov 2012, New Orleans, LA.

  15. Wilson, Z. (2012) "Prophet Explorer: A Digital Comparison of the Sayings of the Prophets." 2012 Annual Conference of the North Carolina Religious Studies Association (NCRSA), Nov 3, 2012, Wilmington, NC.

Prospective Student Info

NC Community College Course Equivalencies for the IT degree

If you are coming from one of North Carolina's community colleges, please review UNCW's NC Community College Degree Plans.

If you are looking to see what courses are equivalent to courses within the IT Major:

CIT 110 Fluency in Information TechnologyCET 172 Internet Technologies
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support
CIT 213 Introduction to Databases: Techniques and Technologies DBA 110 Database Concepts
CIT 225 Linux AdministrationCET 245 Internet Servers
CIT 301 Cloud Computing and VirtualizationCTI 240 Virtualization Administration I
CTI 241 Virtualization Administration II (both must be taken)

For Cape Fear Community College Students:

CSC 121 Programming Concepts ICIS 115 Intro to Programming & Logic
CSC 120 Computing Fundamentals (both must be taken) 

The requirements of the program are detailed in the UNCW undergraduate catalogue.

This plan reflects practices as of October 2020 and is based off the preceding year's (2019-2020) offerings. It is not a guarantee of any course being offered in any semester. The courses listed on SeaNet for the upcoming Fall and Spring are being offered and may differ slightly from this plan as we offer more courses when feasible. Classroom and faculty availability can result in any course not being offered at any time. Any section which does not have at least 10 students enrolled at the end of the pre-registration period is likely to be canceled; courses with a history of low demand are unlikely to be offered.



Course Offerings Plan
Course Fall Spring
CIT 110 Yes Yes
CIT 204 Yes Yes (Spring 2023 last spring offering)
CIT 213 Yes Yes
CIT 225 Yes Yes
CIT 301 Yes No
CIT 380 No Yes
CIT 410 Yes Yes
CIT 425 Yes Yes
CIT 491 as needed as needed
CIT 495 as needed as needed
CIT 498 as needed as needed
CIT 499 as needed as needed
CSC 131 Yes Yes
CSC 133 Yes Yes
CSC 231 Yes Yes
CSC 242 Yes Yes
CSC 315 No Yes
CSC 331 Yes Yes
CSC 344 Yes Yes
CSC 365 Yes No
CSC 385 Yes Yes
CSC 455 Yes Yes
CSC 465 No Yes
MIS 310 Yes Yes
MIS 315 Yes Yes
MIS 316 Yes Yes
MIS 320 Yes Yes
MIS 322 No Yes
MIS 324 Yes Yes
MIS 328 No Yes
MIS 329 No Yes
MIS 330 No No
MIS 331 No No
MIS 352 Yes Yes
MIS 362 No No
MIS 364 No No
MIS 365 Yes Yes
MIS 367 No No
MIS 411 Yes Yes
MIS 413 Yes Yes
MIS 419 No Yes
MIS 480 Yes Yes
BAN 280 Yes Yes
BAN 300 Yes Yes
BAN 301 Yes Yes
BAN 302 Yes Yes
BAN 303 Yes Yes
BAN 400 No No


At the IT Program level, there are three Program Outcomes:
1. Advance graduate careers in the emerging knowledge-based economy.

Three to five years after 
graduation, alumni will have demonstrated their ability to advance their careers in the emerging knowledge-based economy.
2. Pursue graduate studies.

Three to five years after graduation, alumni will have demonstrated 
their ability to pursue graduate studies.
3. Adapt to the needs of the workplace by independently acquiring new professional skills.

Three to 
five years after graduation, alumni will have demonstrated their ability to adapt to the needs ofthe workplace by independently acquiring new professional skills.
At the IT Program level, there are two Student Learning Outcomes (SLO):
1. Students will be able to conceptualize a technological issue into a coherent written statement andoral presentation.
2. Students will demonstrate effective use of technology.

Contact UNCW

Congdon Hall, Room 2025

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summer hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.