Meet the CyberCity Staff!
Dr. Tom Dillon is a professor of Computer Information Systems in the James Madison University College of Business. He teaches classes in enterprise architecture and systems analysis. He is a co-founder and a co-director of the CyberCity Summer Program.
Dr. George Font is an Associate Professor in the Early, Childhood, & Reading Department in the College of Education at James Madison University. His current interests incorporate new electronic media that facilitate immediacy and directness of feedback in a post-typographic world envisioning Information and Communication Technologies as delivery mediums for generative learning in terms of searching for and accessing appropriate information across a range of genres, formats and systems.
Dr. Harry Reif is an associate professor of Computer Information Systems in the James Madison University College of Business. He teaches classes in project management and telecommunications. He is a co-founder and a co-director of the CyberCity Summer Program.
Dr. Daphyne Thomas is the Adolph Coors Business Professor and teaches in the department of Finance and Business Law in the College of Business at James Madison University. She is a co-founder and a co-director of the CyberCity Summer Program.
Ms. Kelly Harman is the Senior Support Staff for Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics at James Madison University. Kelly has been at JMU for 7 years but is new to this position.
Mr. Terrence Apted is an Academic Advisor for Student-Athlete Services at James Madison University. He is serving as the Camp Manager for CyberCity. Terrence graduated from JMU in 2009.
Ms. Marsha Shenk is an Academic Advisor in the Academic Services Center and has worked at JMU for the past 26 years. She currently serves as the advisor for the Finance Major and has served as the advisor for one of the College of Business fraternities, Alpha Kappa Psi, for the past 12 years. She earned her degree in hospitality from JMU in December of 2010.
Cassandra Ann Jones graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in Family Studies, from James Madison University in 2012. She is currently a 2nd year graduate student in JMU's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She also serves as a Graduate Assistant Mentor for the Centennial Scholars program.
Becca Mitchell is a recent graduate from the JMU Computer Information Systems program. Becca will start as a Business Technology Analyst in July with Deloitte Consulting in Arlington, VA.
Ms. Monyette Martin is the Sr. Assistant Dean of Admissions at James Madison University. Monyette serves as supervisor of counselors/residence hall for CyberCity. She is a 1993 (Information Systems) and 1996 (College Student Personnel Administration) graduate of James Madison University.
Ms. Laura Atkins is a lecturer in the Computer Information Systems department in the College of Business and a two-time graduate of James Madison University. She is the developer of the CyberCity website.
Daniel Allen is a Sport and Recreation management major with a minor in Business at James Madison University. Daniel is a free safety on the JMU football team and will graduate in December 2013. He currently works with First Tee of Harrisonburg, a not profit organization dedicated to teaching youth golf and its life lesson.
Hector Santos is a sophomore majoring in Computer Information Systems at James Madison University. He currently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Ms. Cynthia Martin teaches courses in writing, editing, and document design for the School of Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication. She also enjoys pinning, blogging, reading, and playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Ms. Daisy L. Breneman teaches with the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication and works with University Advising at James Madison University. She uses digital storytelling in her classes, and continues to be wowed by her students' stories.
Dr. Kyle G. Gipson is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering which is part of the College of Integrated Science & Engineering at James Madison University. He teaches course pertaining to materials science and engineering and sustainable engineering design. Prior to James Madison University, Kyle served as a Technical Manager for Milliken & Company.
Dr. Emil Salib is a professor of Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University. Emil teaches courses in networking and telecommunications and has been a session leader at CyberCity for six years.
Mr. Obe Hostetter is an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher in Rockingham County Public Schools. Obe has his Masters in Instructional Technology from Virginia Tech. He is known for running the SMART Board Revolution Ning website.
Ms. Andria Legon is a Solutions Architect for MorphoTrust USA in Washington, DC. Andria will be presenting on “Spot a Fake”.
Mr. Raul Gonzalez is Director of Industry Solutions at Claraview, a division of Teradata, where he is responsible for defining, designing, and developing Business Intelligence solutions for Claraview’s customers. In his previous role, he was a Consulting Manager for Claraview for 4 years, leading the implementation of BI projects for several public sector clients.
Dr. Rick Mathieu is the Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Business and a member of the Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics Department. He teaches classes in enterprise architecture, IS forensics, and database design.
Ms. Tatiana Torruella is a May 2013 graduate of James Madison University with a degree in Psychology. In July, she will re-locate to Columbia, South Carolina to be a corps member for City Year.
Dr. Pam Drake is a professor Finance and Business Law and serves as the head of the Finance and Business Law department. She teaches all levels of finance classes and is recognized for her commitment to integrating technology into the learning process.
Mr. Jeffrey Long is the Director of Solutions Architecture MorphoTrust USA in Washington, DC. He is part of a team developing advanced identity based security applied to ports security, infrastructure access, counter terrorism, and other identity intelligence solutions. He has a Bachelor’s of Computer Science degree from Millersville University.
Dr. Gabriel Niculescu is an Associate Professor of Physics at JMU. When not teaching and not doing research in nuclear and particle physics, Gabriel is working to find and implement new ways to introduce more (and more, and more) robotics in the K-12+ curriculum. For the past four years Gabe's been one of the presenters at the week-long summer Workshop called "VIRSE" (Virginia Initiative for Robotics in STEM Education) and is one of the principal promoters of the newly minted Robotics interdisciplinary minor at JMU.
Dr. James Williams is an assistant professor of Hospitality Management, teaching courses in leadership/HR at James Madison University, and is a member of the COB Diversity Committee. James played professional arena football and supervised hospitality, manufacturing, and military operations. James will be presenting on the “Leadership is everywhere: Diversified Lessons for All Ages.
Ms. Caitlin Shaw is a Business Intelligence Consultant at Claraview. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2011 with a degree in Systems Engineering. During her tenure with Claraview, she has specialized in the implementation of BI projects in the industries of Retail and Insurance.
Ms. Michelle Duncan is the director of the Academic Services Center for the JMU College of Business. Beyond teaching interpersonal skills, her higher education interests include advising, counseling, first-year experience, and student support services.
Mr. Tony Ratcliffe is a lecturer in the Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics Department. He has contributed to CyberCity for six years.
Dr. Mike Mitri is a professor of Computer Information Systems, and the interim head of the CIS and Business Analytics department at JMU. Mike teaches programming, database design, and business intelligence classes.
Ms. Emily Richwine grew up in Woodbridge, Virginia and has been interested in technology since childhood. She is a student manager for James Madison University's Lab Operations and recently graduated with a degree of Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies from JMU with a minor in elementary education.