Stacey L. Watson

Computing and Information Systems PhD

Currently

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.

Education

2016-18 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

2010-13 Columbus State University MSc Applied Computer Science

1998-99 Brock University BEd Intermediate-Senior English & History

1986-89 York University BA Economics

Academic Employment

2019- Rochester Institute of Technology. Visiting Assistant Professor, Computing Security

2018-2019 Nazareth College. Assistant Professor of Information Technology

2016-18 University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Lecturer, Software & Information Systems

2013-14 State University of New York at Cobleskill. Assistant Professor of Information Technology

2000-12 Apex Learning. Advanced Placement English and Economics Instructor

Professional Employment

2015-16 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Senior IT Security Engineer

2014-15 Hewlett Packard. Information Assurance Security Engineer

2012-14 Total Systems, Inc. (TSYS). Senior Information Security Analyst

Professional Training & Certifications

2015 Rapid 7. Certified Metasploit Professional

2013 Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA). Ethical Hacking Course

2013 SANS. Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Course

2013 Columbus State University. Graduate Certificate for Information Systems Security Professional

2013 Columbus State University. Graduate Certificate for Information Systems Security Officer

Publications & Presentations

Conferences

2019

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

2018

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

2017

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

Journals

2018

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.

Posters

2018

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).

Abstracts

2011

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).

Dissertation

2018

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).

Technical skills

Areas of expertise

References

Available on request.