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Colorado Mesa University has several faculty members with strong academic and professional background in cybersecurity.

Sherine Antoun, PhD

sherine-antoun.jpgSherine Antoun, PhD, views himself primarily as a facilitator of learning, rather than as an expert who simply delivers information to students. He is always conscious of his students’ different learning styles, rates of learning, what they have already learned and what they will need to learn in the future. Feedback from his students is vital to the process of growth he has undergone since he began teaching. Antoun said that he has gained feedback and improved the pacing of lectures and effective ways to help his students learn in small group discussions.

Antoun has been invited to share his knowledge as a guest lecturer and speaker at the following events:

  • 2018 Mining CTFM Echo Signal Data for Navigation
  • IEEE Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys)
  • 2015 Perception for Robotics in Hostile Environments
  • The Industry Workshop Talk at the 6th Annual Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, Lyon France
  • 2015 Adapting perception techniques of vision-impaired humans for Robotic Autonomous Navigation
  • Research graduate seminars 2015 UIS
  • 2013 Cryptography Complexity and Graphs
  • 2012 Echolocation from nature to mobile robots
  • Informatics colloquium June 2012 UOW
  • 2004 - 2005 Innovations in Document Storage and Retrieval
  • Informatics colloquium 2004 and guest lecture 2005 UOW  

More information on Antoun can be found on his profile page.

Ram Basnet, PhD

Basnet is aram-basnet2.jpg Professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Science at Colorado Mesa University (CMU). He received his MS and PhD with a focus in Cybersecurity from New Mexico Tech (NMT)Before joining CMU, he was part of three security startups (one of his own). As a Certified Ethical Hacker, he practiced ethical hacking and penetration testing since his graduate studies at NMT. Basnet teaches cybersecurity courses, foundational courses in computer science, and advanced web, and machine learning courses.

More information on Basnet can be found on his homepage.

Jeremy Bergen, MS

Jeremy Bergen

Jeremy Bergen is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Cybersecurity. He teaches computer science and cyber courses and focuses on asking students questions about topics and demonstrating technologies while keeping their interest through an upbeat teaching style. Bergen has an interest in cybersecurity, machine learning, and computer vision topics along with gamification in computer science.

Bergen is an avid board game player and escape room aficionado. He is also a Star Wars/Star Trek/Sci-fi fan.

More information on Bergen can be found on his profile page.

Karl Castleton, MS


Castleton is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Colorado Mesa University (CMU). He teaches courses in networking, systems and architecture, operating systems, and advanced programming. Castleton has his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Washington and has 20+ years of system design and integration experience during his tenure at Pacific Northwest National Lab. Castleton uses his real-world knowledge and experience in cybersecurity to teach most of his courses. Castleton is also involved in training and promoting computer science and cybersecurity to local school districts.

More information about Castleton can be found on his profile page.

Warren MacEvoy, PhD

macevoy.jpgMacEvoy is a Professor of Computer Science at Colorado Mesa University (CMU). With a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Arizona, MacEvoy brings years of real-world experience in SCADA systems, computer security, artificial intelligence/robotics/industrial automation, and remote systems and sensing. MacEvoy teaches courses in blockchain and cryptocurrency, software engineering, mobile applications, and embedded systems. 

More information about MacEvoy can be found on his profile page.