Curriculum Vitae William C. Figg,Jr

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Curriculum Vitae

William C. Figg,Jr.


To advance my technology studies and explore research in an academic environment with opportunities to:

  • Develop health, business and technology programs

  • Develop and teach in distance security doctoral programs

  • Mentor doctoral/graduate students


2001 – Present Dakota State University Madison, SD

Professor Computer Information Systems

Admitted to the graduate faculty staff and tenured

2001 - 2004 University of Liverpool Liverpool, England

  • On-line Instructor for the MSc Computer Science Graduate Program

1994–2001 South University Savannah, GA

Department Chairman Computer Information Systems/Business

Created industry related, academic based computer information degree program.

  1. Established a Hospitality Degree Program with funded scholarships.

  1. Promoted from adjunct status to department chair within five year span.

  2. Expanded an associate degree Business/CIS program into a baccalaureate level degree program.

  3. Maintained highest student retention ratio in the college.

  4. Maintained high community profile sitting on several area boards of directors: Savannah Film Commission, Savannah Metropolitan Planning Committee, Savannah Hospitality Association, and Georgia Hospitality Association.

1993–2001 Figg Management Consultants Savannah, GA


  1. Private consulting business focusing on technology, sales, insurance, and management.

  1. Managed three different hotel projects on construction/turnaround basis.

  1. Implemented training course for new hospitality businesses.

1976–1993 Hotel Management Las Cruces , NM

Vice President/General Manager

  1. Worked for different hotel operating companies, Howard Johnson, Holiday Inn, Hilton, Sheraton, and Independent Hotel Management Companies.

  2. Promoted from food & beverage director to vice president through aggressive and innovative management techniques.

  1. Expanded sales to include mass market accounts.

  2. Developed three new hotel projects to include construction and opening.

  3. Integrated hotel property management systems in multiple properties converting from manual systems to network automated systems.

  4. Authored a daily report accounting system in Basic Language for Servico Hotels.


1971–1975 The Citadel Charleston, SC

  • B.A., Business Administration and Political Science.

1976-1978 Troy State University Troy , AL

  • M.S., Management

  1. Education Institute American Hotel/Motel Association

East Lansing, MI

  • C.H.A., Hotel Management Certification

1998-2003 Capella University Minneapolis, MN

  • Ph.D., Information Technology

  • Research focus on business application of network technology, information systems, and communication technology.

  • Sun Microsystems Object Oriented Programming , 2001 San Jose, CA

  • Sun Microsystems XML Programming , 2001

  • Sunmicrosystems Java Programming 2002

  • PeopleSoft People Tools I 2004

  • SANS Ethical Hacking 2005

  • CISSP Training InfoSec Academy 2006

  • Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator EC Council 2006

  • Forensic Training and CHFI certification July 2006 Bushkill

  • Department of Justice Scholarship – Computer Security & Forensics Analysis 2006 Minneapolis, MN

  • Certified Steganography Investigator Certificate Myrtle Beach, SC


Associate Professor Dakota State University

Department Chairman, South College

  • Started at South College as an adjunct instructor, promoted because of positive performance to full time faculty and department chairman after one year. 1995 to Present

  • Maintained a teaching load of 16 courses per year at South College teaching technology courses while working on doctoral degree at Capella University.

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Teaching as adjunct in the graduate program. Winter 2000

  • Taught as adjunct faculty while working full time in the hotel business at Donna Anna Community College and Francis Marion College.


  • Computer Courses

Computer System Device Management

Computer Applications in Hospitality Management

Computer Forensics


Database Applications

Distributed Computing

E-Business/E-Commerce Programming Languages

Forensic Research

Hardware & Networking

Integration of Information Systems

Intrusion Detection

Management Information Systems

Managing Information With Computers

Networking and the Internet

Object Oriented Programming

Operating Systems

Privacy, Fraud & Identity Theft

Project Management

Security Engineering

Systems Analysis and Design


Web Programming

  • Business Courses

Communication in Small Groups

Consumer Behavior

Diversity in Business

Financial Management for Small Business

Global Business Management

Hospitality Marketing

Human Resource Management

Managerial Communications

Organizational Behavior

Principles of Management

Principles of Marketing

Principles of Risk Management

Sales Management

Small Business Management

Strategic Management

Theory of Organizations

Travel and Tourism Management


Published and Presented Data Loss Prevention of Medical Records and Patient Healthcare Information” International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines October 2012 (IABPAD ISSN Number 1547-4836) issued by the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Published: “Security Challenges in a Developing World.” International Journal of Strategic Management - ISSN 1555-2411 Library of Congress Doc ID: 3465-3663-13 to be published October, 2011. This is a double blind review process where top papers submitted to the conference are selected for publication. Listed in Cabell’s Directories and Ulrich’s International Periodicals.
Presented: International Production Operations Management Society Annual Conference May 2011 “Fraud Detection” Paper # 020-0144 ISBN: 978-0-615-46993-5. This is the top tier conference for the Production Operations and Management discipline. The selection process is an anonymous double blind procedure.
Published: International Journal of Security “Medical Information Security” Volume 5 Issue 1 June, 2011 ISSN: 1985-2320 This publication is listed in the Library of International Computer Science Journals and has a double blind review selection process.
Published The Review of Business Information Systems “Computer Security Breaches a Threat to Credit Sales” 2008
Published Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges A Computer Forensics Minor Curriculum Proposal” 2007
Published The International Journal of Technology Knowledge and Society Corporate Network Exposure Due to Social Engineering, Corporate Network Exposure Due to Social Engineering and Forensic Methods Used to Discover Intrusions” 2007
Presented Cambridge University, Third International Conference Technology, Knowledge, Society Corporate Network Exposure Due to Social Engineering, Corporate Network Exposure Due to Social Engineering and Forensic Methods Used to Discover Intrusions” 2007
Published Management, Engineering and Informatics “”Computer Security Breaches” 2007
Presented Association of Small Computer Users in Education Computer Security Breaches a Threat to Credit Sales” Published in ASCUE Journal 2006
Awarded Department of Defense/ National Security Agency Grant for Forensic research 2007/2008
Awarded National Security Agency Grant to develop a computer forensics course infrastructure at Dakota State University 2005/2006.
Awarded NASA Space Grant to develop Web infrastructure including 3 student scholar awards $15,000 and $300,000 computer equipment grant from EROS. 2006
Published text through John Wiley, Inc. to use in my Management Information Systems Classes in spring 2006, Information Technology: An Introduction to Taking the Mystery Out of Management Information Systems ISBN 0-470-03814-4.
Presented Homestake DUSL research initiative for the State of South Dakota “The Complexities of Long Term Data Storage in Space Exploration” as part of a NSF research project with Kevin T. Lesko

Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2006

Presented 2006 SALT (Society For Applied Learning Technology) Conference February, 2006
Contributing Editor for chapters 5 and 6 of Six Sigma & Process Improvement , James Evans & William Lindsay Thomson Publication 2005
Contributing Author “The Ten Commandments of Service” with Annibal José Scavarda, Arthur V. Hill, and James A.

Fitzsimmons, Susan Meyer Goldstein, Julie M. Hays, and Ron Zemk. 2005

Author Chapter 4 “The Role of Technology in Operations” with Mark Davis author 5th Edition of Fundamentals of Operations Management. McGraw-Hill Publishers

Served on the Program Committee for the International Conference on

Computing, Communications and Control Technologies 2004 at University of Texas, Austin
Served as a peer reviewer for The International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS) in 2003 through 2008.

Accredited Contributor & Reviewer for the Handbook of Information Security for John Wiley Publishers, Hossein Bidgoli Editor-in-Chief October 2004
Accredited Contributor Journal/Conference Reviewer Computing, Communications and Control Technologies 2003 through 2008

Published in Production Operations Management 2nd World Conference Journal April/May 2004. Subject of refereed paper: Security Issues in Operations.

Received Grant From Capella University to Continue Post Doctorial Research into Security Issues in Business July 2004

Received Grant From Technology Effectiveness in Academia to Develop an On-Line Interactive Course in Management Information Systems June 2004.

Presented at the International Conference of The International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS) IIIS Computing, Communications and Control Technologies August 2004 .Security Issues in Service Operation Environments published in the IIIS/ CCCT Journal
Published “Are Conservatives Discriminated Against on College Campuses?” Vol 22 No 2 December 2004 Advocate NEA Higher Education Journal.

Presented at the International Conference of the Production Operations Management Society in April 2003. Topic: Technology Innovations and Training Requirements. My Presentation was Published in the POMS Journal.

Presented at the 2003 International Conference of the Production Operation Management Society in April 2003. Topic: Competitive Advantage Through Take-Back of Used Products.

Participated In a McGraw-Hill Focus Group to Evaluate the 4th Edition Fundamentals of Operations Management.

Received a Professional Scholarship to The Emerging Leader Academy, Class of 2003-2004.from the Office of Higher Education National Education Association. June 8, 2003.

Presented at the 2003 9th International Conference on Computer, Communication and Control Technologies Orlando, FL July 31- August 4, 2003. Evolving Technology and the Training Received was published in The Journal of Computer, Communication and Control Technologies. The paper was also published in the Journal of The International Institute of Informatics and Systemics

Accredited as a Journal Reviewer for The International Conference on Computer, Communication and Control Technologies (CCCT). I reviewed Three papers:

“Modern Methods for Model Discovery and Selection in Data Mining”

“Terminal-Sliding Mode Control PWM Inverter With Integral Compensation”

“Spatial Data Distribution and the Cost Models For Metric Trees”

Received Grant From Distance Education to Develop Security Engineering Course. Project Completed and Submitted September 2003.

Accepted for Consideration to Fulbright Scholarship December 2003.

Project Consulting, Teaching and Research in the Republic of the Maldives. Garry L. Garrison Contact.

Presented Production Operations Management 2nd World Conference April/May 2004. Subject of refereed paper: Security Issues in Service Operations Environments

Technology and Training Hotel Guest Service Issues, April 2003 Production Operation Management Society

Service Standards: a Guide for Waiters and Waitresses, 1983 Milwaukee, WI. Midway Hotels

Hospitality Careers: Technical Jobs Evolving, 1999 The Business Report, Savannah, GA

Technology in Family Assistance, 1998 First United States Army Interservice Family Assistance Voice, Atlanta, GA

Training Service, 1990 The Mariner, Dallas TX.

Disaster, Death and Destruction, 1989 Crossed Bayonets, Columbia, SC

Micro-Operation in a Macro-Environment, 1978 Landmark Magazine, Braintree MA.

Editor of "Crossed Bayonets" 1987 - 1991 Quarterly Publication with a circulation exceeding five thousand subscribers. Won two awards for journalism from Second Army.

Presented an academic review at The South-Eastern Finance Association Exposition In Savannah, November, 2000.

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