GCU's Cyber Center of Excellence

CAE-CD Designation

GCU's Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity has been validated for Grand Canyon University through academic year 2029, and the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity program was awarded the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) designation.*

CAE-CD designation recognizes college programs that meet the standards of learning concepts and skills outlined by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Defense (DoD).

*Retrieved from National Security Agency Central Security Service, NSA Congratulates Centers of Academic Excellence in December 2019.


Partners & Sponsors

Dr. Pam Rowland is the Associate Dean of computer sciences and technology in the College of Engineering and Technology at Grand Canyon University. She holds a D.Sc. in Information Systems from Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota.

Mr. Robert Loy is the Executive Director, Academic Advancement & Innovation and acting Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, from University of Phoenix.

Dr. Dwight Farris - Faculty, IT/Cybersecurity with 25+ years in industry Engineering/IT/Computer Science.

Looking to have an impact on our society; to utilize my experience to give back.

Albert Kelly, Associate Professor

My area of studies are in the Information Technology and Cyber Security degree programs under CSET.

Deborah Haralson


She has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT and Cybersecurity fields, and has worked for companies such as Honeywell, MicroAge, and CB Richard Ellis.

Dr. Christine Bakke


My IT career spans over 18 years and with 14+ years of higher education. In addition to teaching, I enjoy IoT and software development projects, research into all things IT.

How to Find Us

Grand Canyon University

3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, Arizona 85017

Building 57-331