Faculty/Staff

Digital Forensics Faculty

Jason Alvarado
Lead Faculty, Digital Forensics/Information Assurance
Dell Rio Hall, D128
972-761-6720

Jason Alvarado has taught digital forensics topics as an adjunct at Richland College since 2013. He graduated from Richland College with an associate’s degree in science and an advanced technical education certificate in digital forensics. He is a graduate of Champlain College with a B.S. Computer Forensics and Digital Investigations from Champlain College. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the information technology and law enforcement sectors.

Rost Genivich, Adjunct Faculty

Craig Fincher, Adjunct Faculty

Kyle Gibson, Adjunct Faculty

Bhanu Kapoor, Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Bhanu Kapoor a consultant (and owner) at Mimasic, a consulting services company in the area of low power design, parallel programming, and related information assurance techniques. He is also an Adjunct Faculty at SMU, Dallas, teaching in executive security engineering programs at various companies such Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and L-3 Systems. He started his career with Texas Instruments where he played various technical roles (1987-99) at TI’s R&D labs. He has helped set-up university technical advisory boards and played leading roles in joint industry and university research. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur in 1987 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and has received M.S. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) degrees in Computer Science from SMU, Dallas.

Phillip Fort, Adjunct Faculty

Phillip Fort is a Cyber Security Engineer with over 20 years of IT/Security experience and 5 years of college teaching experience. He presently works for HollyFrontier Corporation in the corporate office located in Dallas, TX. In this role, Phillip Fort coordinates and manages the security program for HollyFrontier (HFC) and Holly Energy Partners (HEP), he leads a team providing all aspects of security, including training, software evaluation, and budget. He is a big believer in end user training and he supports a defense in depth strategy for HollyFrontier.

Mr. Fort is a qualified CISSP, CEH, Security+, Network+, and Federal IT Security Professional (FITSP) and holds a Master’s of Science in Technology and a Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems from Texas A&M – Commerce