Chris is a native of Arlington Texas. With a specialization in technology, his research interests include cyber crime, digital forensics, security, critical infrastructure, and the application of technology in law enforcement. He has obtained several professional certifications including the coveted CISSP and several vendor specific certifications. Chris has spent over nineteen years in the field of information technology working and consulting for companies including American Airlines, Sabre, EDS, National Checking, Vertis Communications, and subsidiaries Berkshire Hathaway. Having completed both his undergraduate and graduate studies in the Criminology and Criminal Justice, he has recently been appointed the Director of the Institute for Homeland Security, Cybercrime, and International Criminal Justice Studies at Tarleton.