Industry Professionals from the Twin Cities and Beyond
At Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, we're committed to providing you with the academic community of instructors and fellow students you need to succeed. Our faculty members will promote your personal and professional growth, so you can achieve your goals, both educationally and in your career.
The faculty in the online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program are practice-based experts drawn primarily from the Twin Cities, one of the leading markets for cybersecurity professionals due to its retail giants and Fortune 500 companies. You will get firsthand insights, guidance and instruction from these industry experts.
Our cybersecurity faculty members teach students both online and on-campus, and they're here to support you through email, virtual office hours on Skype and FaceTime, and more. They devote themselves to ensuring students graduate with both the technical and business expertise they need to prevent cyberattacks in large and small companies.
Dr. Donald Heier has 20 years of computer science experience as both an academic instructor and a practitioner. With a passion for information assurance and security, Dr. Heier’s instructed courses include programming sequence, database development, cybersecurity, and computer science foundations.