Stacey L. Watson
Computing and Information Systems PhD
I’m a Visiting Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, USA where I teach computing security. My research interests include usable privacy and security, improving security accessibility, computing education and broadening participation in computing.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Computing and Information Systems PhD (supervisor: Heather Lipford). My thesis was titled Motivating Computer Science Students Beyond Classwork with Games and Gamification
Columbus State University MSc Applied Computer Science
Brock University BEd Intermediate-Senior English & History
York University BA Economics
Rochester Institute of Technology. Visiting Assistant Professor, Computing Security
Nazareth College. Assistant Professor of Information Technology
University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Lecturer, Software & Information Systems
State University of New York at Cobleskill. Assistant Professor of Information Technology
Apex Learning. Advanced Placement English and Economics Instructor
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Senior IT Security Engineer
Hewlett Packard. Information Assurance Security Engineer
Total Systems, Inc. (TSYS). Senior Information Security Analyst
Professional Training & Certifications
Rapid 7. Certified Metasploit Professional
Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA). Ethical Hacking Course
SANS. Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Course
Columbus State University. Graduate Certificate for Information Systems Security Professional
Columbus State University. Graduate Certificate for Information Systems Security Officer
Publications & Presentations
Stacey Watson and Heather Richter Lipford. 2019. Motivating Students Beyond Course Requirements with a Serious Game. In Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’19), February 27-March 2, 2019, Minneapolis, MN, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA
Robles, A., Norris, J., Watson, S., & Browne, A. F. (2018, April). Survey of Non-malicious User Actions that Introduce Network and System Vulnerabilities and Exploits. In SoutheastCon 2018 (pp. 1-5). IEEE.
Tabassum, M., Watson, S., Chu, B. and Lipford, H.R. (2018, February). Evaluating Two Methods for Integrating Secure Programming Education. In Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 390-395). ACM
Watson, S. and Lipford, H.R. (2017, July). A Proposed Visualization for Vulnerability Scan Data. In Thirteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). USENIX Association
Tabassum, M., Watson, S. and Lipford, H.R. (2017, July). Comparing Educational Approaches to Secure programming: Tool vs. TA. In Thirteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). USENIX Association
Browne, A. F., Watson, S., & Williams, W. B. (2018). Development of an Architecture for a Cyber-physical Emulation Test Range for Network Security Testing. IEEE Access.
S Watson, J Bahamon, H Ramaprasad & HR Lipford. Developing Soft Skills with a Classroom Behavior Management Game. 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (Baltimore MD, USA).
S Watson & R Chouchane. The Challenges of Implementing a STARS Leadership Corps Program at Columbus State University, ACM Mid-Southeast Conference (Gatlinburg, TN)
S Watson & L Ray. A Study on Learning Patterns of CS1 Students at Columbus State University, ACM Mid- Southeast Conference (Gatlinburg, TN).
Watson, Stacey. (2018). Motivating Computer Science Students Beyond Classwork with Games and Gamification. Dissertation. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. (Order No. 10843770). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ University of North Carolina Charlotte. (2100695486).
- User access control
- Intrusion Prevention & Detection Systems
- User Authentication
- Vulnerability Scanning
- Web Application Assessments
- Ethical Hacking
- Objective C
- Ruby on Rails
Areas of expertise
- Computer Science Education
- Serious Games
Available on request.