Dr. Rami Khasawneh
Dr. Rami Khasawneh is the Dean of the College of Business and Graduate School of Management at Lewis University. He is also a Professor of Management Information Systems. Dr. Khasawneh has been at Lewis University since 2001. Dean Khasawneh is involved in the development and organization of many conferences and journals such as editor-in-chief of the International Management Review Journal, member of the advisory board for the Scientific Journals International, member of the editorial board for the ACBSP conference proceedings, member of the International Board of Reviewers for the Computer Science and Information Technology Education, member of the International Data Corporation Enterprise Panel, member of the International Business Information Management Conference program committee. He also published and presented many papers in different journals and conferences including his keynote speeches in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility at the International Conference on Technical Barriers to Trade and Standardization at Jiliang China University, the International Forum on Tourism Management at Shandong University and the inauguration ceremony for the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors. In addition to his academic and scholar work he has extensive consulting experience in the area of information technology and project management. He consulted with many companies including Whittman-Hart, Citibank, AT&T, Universal Studios, Applied Systems and Nicor Gas.
Dr. Ray Klump
Ray Klump earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August, 2000. His dissertation, A Computational Framework for Assessing Voltage Security Using Energy Methods, developed an algorithm for predicting the maximum amount of power an electric utility system can serve before a blackout occurs. From May, 1996, through August, 1998, he worked as General Engineer at Mid-America Interconnected Network in Lombard, IL, where he developed a software platform for calculating maximum power system transfer capabilities and posting these numbers to a secure web site used by marketing and reliability firms. Starting in October, 1997, Dr. Klump began working for PowerWorld Corporation, a software manufacturer based in Champaign, IL. Working first on a part-time basis and then in a full-time capacity, Dr. Klump wrote software for calculating and displaying the conditions of an electric power system in ways that help system operators and engineers understand the system much more easily than they could if they used only tables and graphs. Dr. Klump continues to work part-time as Software Engineer and Senior consultant for PowerWorld, where he is the principle developer of PowerWorld's Retriever product, which displays the real-time measurements of an electric power system as reported by phasor measurement units and SCADA systems.
Dr. Klump began his career at Lewis in August, 2001. He has taught undergraduate courses in C++, Java, software engineering, database design and implementation, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, microcomputer software applications, and college mathematics. Dr. Klump has published 18 papers, mostly in the field of computer applications for power systems. He has consulted, through PowerWorld, for projects with Commonwealth Edison, City Water Light and Power of Springfield, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Bonneville Power Administration, Southern Company, Entergy, Mid-America Interconnected Network, and PJM.
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Dr. Faisal Abdullah
Associate Professor of MIS and Information Security, Director of Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS) Program, Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois.
Dr. Abdullah is an information security specialist and multi-disciplinary educator at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He brings to his students a working knowledge of wired and wireless networking, operating systems, forensic tools, e-discovery, intrusion detection and prevention systems, database security strategies, network and security protocols and cryptography algorithms. In addition, Dr. Abdullah has an understanding of regulations such as SOX, GLBA, HIPPA and FSGA and security frameworks like ISO 27000, NIST controls, and COBIT. He has assisted in development and maintenance organizational security policies, developed security solutions in support of security strategy, evaluated new and existing computing assets, and developed security awareness material. Dr. Abdullah has conducted security assessments, analyzed security requirements and coordinated inter-departmental teams and has an in-depth knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and hybrid risk assessment procedures and disaster recovery planning.