Maurice Dawson





Maurice E. Dawson Jr.
Assistant Professor, Information Systems
Office:  228 Express Scripts Hall
Voice:  314-516-6288
Email:  dawsonmau@umsl.edu
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Degrees Held:

  • Doctor of Computer Science and Enterprise Information Systems, Colorado Technical University
  • M.S., Management Information Systems Security, Colorado Technical University
  • B.S., Applied Technology and Information Systems, Athens State University

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, 08 - Present
  • Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), EC-Council, 14 - Present
  • Certification In the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), ISACA, 08 - Present

Interests Teaching/Research:

  • Cyber Security
  • Software Assurance
  • Open Source Software
  • Technology Management

Edited Books

  • Dawson, M., & Marwan, O. (2015) Handbook of Research on New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism. (Advances in Information Security, Privacy and Ethics Book Series) IGI Publishing. – in process

Book Chapters

  • Dawson, M.  (2015) Software Assurance Maturity Model: The Need for Secure Design Process Management. Managing Software Process Evolution, How to handle process change?. – proposal accepted, in process
  • Dawson, M., & Leonard, B.  (2015) Software and Supply Chain: Ensuring the Delivery of Secure Systems. Encyclopedia of Global Supply Chain Management. – proposal accepted, in process
  • Dawson, M., Wright, J., & Truesdale, J. (2015) Cyber Security: Designing Solutions for Mobile Security & Health Information Technology. Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine. – proposal accepted, in process
  • Dawson, M., Wright, J., & Omar, M. (2015) Mobile Devices: The Case for Security Hardened Systems. Handbook of Research on New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism. – accepted for publication and forthcoming.
  • Leonard, B. & Dawson, M. (2015) Legal Issues: Security and Privacy with Mobile Devices. Handbook of Research on New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism. – accepted for publication and forthcoming.
  • Dawson, M., Leonard, B., & Rahim, E.  (2014) Advances in Technology Project Management: Review of Open Source Software Integration. Technology, Innovation, and Enterprise Transformation. – accepted for publication and forthcoming.
  • Dawson, M., Marwan, O., & Abramson, J. (2014) Understanding the Methods Behind Cyber Terrorism.  Encyclopedia of Information Science& Technology 3rd Edition. – accepted for publication and forthcoming
  • Dawson, M., Al Saeed, I., Wright, J., & Onyegbula, F.  (2014) Open Source Software to Enhance the STEM Learning Environment. Encyclopedia of Education and Technology. – accepted for publication and forthcoming
  • Dawson, M., Omar, M., Abramson, J., & Bessette, D. (2014). The Future of National and International Security on the Internet. Information Security in Diverse Computing Environments. – accepted for publication and forthcoming
  • Dawson, M. E., & Al Saeed, I. (2012). Use of Open Source Software and Virtualization in Academia to Enhance Higher Education Everywhere. Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education, 6, 283-313. [download]

Journal Publications [Works in Progress]

  • Babalola, S., & Dawson, M. (2015) Fabrication of CDZNTE Nuclear Radiation Detectors: Conceptual Framework for Detector Wireless Adaptivity, and Development, Central European Journal of Engineering –in process
  • Dawson, M., Truesdale, J., Burrell, D., & Omar, M.  (2015) Enabling Health Information Technology: Integration, Usability, Scalability, and Security., Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association –in process
  • Dawson, M. (2015) Virtualization and Cyber Security: Process to Deploy Security Hardened Virtual Machines for Training, International Journal of Virtual Technology and Multimedia –in process
  • Dawson, M., DeWalt, B. (2014) Linux HCI: Evaluating the Perception of the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8, International Journal of Technology Management –in process
  • Dawson, M., & Davis, L. (2014) Information Systems and Systems Engineering Modeling with Virtual Worlds and Open Source Toolsets, International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations –in process

Journal Publications

  • Studdard, N. L., Dawson, M., & Jackson, N. L. (2013). Fostering Entrepreneurship and Building Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy in Primary and Secondary Education. Creative and Knowledge Society, 3(2), 1-14.
  • Dawson, M., Crespo, M., & Brewster, S. (2013) DoD Cyber Technology Policies to Secure Automated Information Systems, International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 4 (1), 1-22. [download]
  • Wright, J., Dawson, M., & Omar, M. (2012) Cyber Security and Mobile Threats: The Need for Antivirus Applications for Smart Phones, Journal of Information Systems Technology & Planning, 5(12), 40-60.  [download]
  • Burrell, D., Todd, A., Finch, A., &  Dawson, M. (2012) Developing the Next Generation of Women and Minority Scientists for the Nuclear Energy Industry, International Journal of Science in Society 3(2)53-64.  [download]
  • Onyegbula, F.,  Dawson, M., & Stevens, J. (2011) Understanding the Need and Importance of the Cloud Computing Environment within the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning, 4(8), 17-42.

Conference Proceedings

  • Eltayeb, M, & Dawson, M. (2014) Research in Progress – Understanding User’s Acceptance of Personal Cloud Computing. 10th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing (ACCT), Miami, Florida. -- submitted and awaiting acceptance
  • Bessette, D., Burton, S. & Dawson, M.  (2014) Flipped Technological Training and Development Using Quality Systems Management in the Public Services Field. Proceedings of EDULEARN14 Conference. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Dawson, M., Wright, J., & Abramson, J.  (2013) Transforming Information Systems and Computer Science Education with Virtualization. Proceedings of ICERI2013 Conference. Seville, Spain, 2679-2682. [download]
  • Dawson, M., Wright, J., & Abramson, J.  (2013) Open Source Software to Teach Technology Entrepreneurship Concepts and Practices. Proceedings of ICERI2013 Conference. Seville, Spain, 2637-2639.
  • Bessette, D., Brown-Jackson, K., Burton, S., Dawson, M., & Lu, S.  (2013) Traditional Practices for Non-Traditional Doctoral Students: Creative Ways for Advantages in the Higher Education Department. Proceedings of ICERI2013 Conference. Seville, Spain, 2637-2639.
  • Omar, M, & Dawson, M. (2013) Research in Progress - Defending Android Smartphones from Malware Attacks. 2013 Third International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communication Technologies (ACCT), Rohtak, India. 288-292. [download]
  • Dawson, M., Al Saeed, I., Wright J., & Marwan, M.  (2013) Technology Enhanced Learning with Open Source Software for Scientists and Engineering. Proceedings of INTED2013 Conference. Madrid, Spain, 5583-5589. [download]
  • Dawson, M.,Wright, J., & Alexis, G.  (2013)  Certification and accreditation for health IT systems. Proceedings of the 90th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science. Birmingham, AL.
  • Wright, J.  & Dawson, M.  (2013) Importance of Integrating Information Technology Related Curriculum in American Inner City Schools. Proceedings of INTED2013 Conference.  Madrid, Spain, 5666-5672.
  • Dawson, M., Al Saeed, I., & Wright, J.  (2013) Using Open Source Technologies in the Classroom to Assist with STEM Growth in Urban Schools. Proceedings of the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy.
  • Dawson, M., Wright, J., & Truesdale, J.  (2012) Standardizing Information Assurance Controls for Health IT Systems. Proceedings of the Intellectbase International Consortium 
  • Dawson, M., & Al Saeed, I.  (2012) Virtual Worlds To Model Training Scenarios Within Industry And Academia. Proceedings of the Intellectbase International Consortium
  • Dawson, M., Crespo, M., & Brewster, S.  (2012) Applying Government Information Assurance Controls to Commercial Systems.  Proceedings of the Intellectbase International Consortium, 22, 222. San Antonio, TX.  
  • Onyegbula, F., Dawson, M., Al Saeed, I., & Stevens, J.,  (2012) Bringing The Cloud From Outside And Into The Classroom.  Proceedings of the Intellectbase International Consortium, 22, 375. San Antonio, TX.  
  • Davis, L., & Dawson, M.  (2012) Systems Modeling a Graphic User Interface with Using Virtual Worlds.  Academy of Information and Management Sciences Proceedings16, 1-6. New Orleans, LA.  
  • Dawson, M., & King, D.  (2012) Navigating The Thin Line Between Management Information Systems and Computer Science. Academy of Information and Management Sciences Proceedings, 16,7.  New Orleans, LA.  
  • Dawson, M., Stevens, J. & McDaniel, L.  (2012) Lessons Learned From the Incorporation of Open Source Software to Aid a HBCU in Being Competitive. Proceedings of Academy of Information and Management Sciences Proceedings, 16, 9. New Orleans, LA.  
  • Dawson, M., & Valdez, R.  (2012) Innovative Approach to Teaching Architecture & Design with the Utilization of Virtual Simulation Tools. Proceedings of INTED2012 Conference, 1913-1918. Madrid, Spain. [download]
  • Dawson, M., & Al Saaed, I. (2012) Enabling Usability & Interaction within the Development of Health Information Technology Systems with Virtual Worlds. In Proceedings of Global TIME 2012. (pp. 1-4). AACE.
  • Dawson, M., Burrell, D., & Sampson, D.  (2011) Using Virtual Worlds to Teach Event Planning. Proceedings of the Intellectbase International Consortium, 18, 417-418. Atlanta, GA.
  • Dike, A., & Dawson, M. (2011) Emerging Need for Cyber Security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Proceedings of the Intellectbase International Consortium, 18, 250. Atlanta, GA.  
  • Dawson, M., Burrell, D., & Emmanuel, W.  (2011) Utilization of e-Learning Tools, Virtual Machines, & Open Source Software to Enhance Graduate Systems Engineering Programs.  Proceedings of Global Learn: Asia Pacific 2011: Global Conference on Learning and Technology.(2088-2091) Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dawson, M. (2011) Applicability of Web 2.0 for Tactical Military Applications. Proceedings of Global TIME 2011. (pp. 395-398). AACE.

White Papers

  • Rahim, E., & Dawson, M. (2013) Information Technology and Project management: How To Avoid Failure and Achieve Project Success [download]

Editorial Activities

  • Associate Editor, The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society, 13/14
  • Associate Editor, The International Journal of Science in Society, 13/14
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Information Systems Technology & Planning, 01/14 - Present
  • Editor, Journal of Information Systems Technology & Planning, 01/11-12/13

Grants/Fellowships/Government Contracts

  • Fulbright Award, South Ural State University, Russia, 0914-09/14

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