AVW Editor: Barbara L. Ciaramitaro, Ph.D.

Barbara L. Ciaramitaro, Ph.D.

Education

2010 Ferris State University                                  Big Rapids, MI

Currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration Degree

2007 Nova Southeastern University                      Fort Lauderdale, FL

Graduate School of Computer and Information Services

n  Graduate Certificate in Information Security

n  4.0 Cumulative G.P.A.

2001 to 2005 Nova Southeastern University       Fort Lauderdale, FL

Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

n  Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems

n  Elected to Upsilon Pi Epsilon

n  3.97 Cumulative G.P.A.

1994 to 1996 Central Michigan University                    Troy, MI

  • Master of Science in Software Engineering Administration
  • 3.97 Cumulative G.P.A.

1990 to 1993 Oakland County Community College  Royal Oak, MI

  • Programming and Mathematics Courses
  • 4.0 Cumulative G.P.A

1972 to 1977 Wayne State University                          Detroit, MI

  • Bachelor of Arts with Psychology Major
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
  • 3.78 Cumulative G.P.A
Professional Certifications
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
Academic Experience
August, 2009 to Present  Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Assistant Professor

Information Security & Intelligence

Information Systems Management

Undergraduate & Graduate Courses

  • Information Security
  • Project Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Virtual Worlds and Social Media

January, 2007 to August, 2009    Walsh College                                          Troy, MI

Assistant Professor

Business and Information Systems

Undergraduate & Graduate Courses and Topics Discussed

  • Project Management
  • Information Security
  • Social Media
  • Internet & Web Technologies
  • IT Compliance, Governance and Risk Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Current Information Technology Trends and Issues
  • Data Warehousing, Modeling and Analytics
  • Technology Innovation and Strategy
  • Management Information Systems

2007         Nova Southeastern University                         Online Campus

Adjunct Faculty

Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

Graduate Courses

  • E-Commerce and the Internet

2007          Davenport University                                     Online Campus

Adjunct Faculty

Undergraduate Course

  • Security Foundations

2005 – 2007

1998 to 2002     University of Phoenix        Michigan and Online Campus

Adjunct Faculty and Mentor

Information Systems &  Technology
Undergraduate & Graduate Courses

  • E-Business on the Internet
  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Design
  • Information Management
  • Networking & Telecommunications
Professional Development
2010                 Ferris State University                              Big Rapids, MI

Workshops and Seminars

–Quality Design Framework for Online Course Delivery

–Presentation Zen – Improving PowerPoint Presentations

–Media Chemistry – Incorporating Multimedia into Course Delivery

–Academic Dishonesty

–Grant Writing Workshop

–Data Mining Workshop

Professional Experience
1999 to 2008       General Motors                                          Detroit, MI

Executive

–Oversight manager for internal and outsourced business processes that provide support for legal and regulatory compliance, information security, information management, electronic discovery, and knowledge management initiatives.

–Responsibilities include oversight management and decision-making of all security, technology and process components including vendor management, project management, database design and implementation, document management, networking, security and compliance audits, physical and logical access controls, collaborative technologies, and process redesign.

–Responsibilities include oversight management and decision-making of all operational and contractual issues for outsourced process centers that entail an operational investment of over $60 million annually.

1998 to 1999     Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone                   Detroit, MI

Director of Information Technology

–Managed the implementation of a new firm-wide (10 office) wide area network that converted from a DOS environment to a distributed client/server Windows NT network.  Responsibilities included the oversight of the RFP and vendor selection process, development of appropriate SLAs and service contracts, creation of security and acceptable use practices, establishment of physical, operational and logical security controls, evaluation and selection of all new office and back-office software.

–Established a Legal Litigation/Practice Support department that provided document and information management services including data collection, database design, document imaging, and document coding through a combination of in-house and outsourced services.

–Provided oversight management for all application development activities including software selection, database design, workflow redesign, and development of Web-based applications.

–Provided oversight management for all network and technology operations including software and hardware monitoring, maintenance and problem resolution.

–Established an in-house training and support team to provide user assistance on utilizing the new technology tools.

1989 to 1998     Plunkett & Cooney                                       Detroit, MI

Director of Information Systems

–Managed the implementation of a new firm-wide (11 office) wide area network that converted from a mainframe VAX/VMS environment to a distributed client/server Windows NT network.  Responsibilities included the oversight of the RFP and vendor selection process, development of appropriate SLAs and service contracts, evaluation and selection of all new office and back-office software.

–Key participant in the design and implementation of a firm-wide total quality management initiative focused on improving work practices to achieve the goal of improved client services, elimination of redundant activities, and greater efficiency.

–Established a Litigation/Practice Support department that provided document and information management services including database design, document imaging, and document coding through a combination of in-house and outsourced services.

–Designed and implemented several firm-wide applications including a case management system, practice development system, and an expert witness system.  Also provided oversight management for application development activities including software selection, database design, workflow redesign, and development of Web-based applications.

–Established processes to support IT operations including software and hardware monitoring, maintenance and problem resolution.

Patents
2006                 General Motors Corporation                         Detroit, MI

Inventor

–WO/2005/008528  System and Method for Electronically Managing Discovery Pleading Information

–WO/2005/008380  System and Method for Electronically Managing Privileged and Non-Privileged Documents

–WO/2005/008375  System and Method for Electronically Managing Remote Review of Documents

–WO/2005/008376  System and Method for Electronically Managing Composite Documents

Publications
2010  Mobile Technology Consumption: Opportunities and Challenges, Editor and Chapter Author; Book in Process

  • Book to be published by IGI-Global in 2011

2009 Virtual Worlds and E-Commerce, Editor and Chapter Author

  • Book scheduled for release by IGI-Global in August 2010
2008 Secure Software Development – The Role of IT Audit

  • Authored by Barbara Ciaramitaro, Oezlem Aras, & Jeffrey Livermore
  • ISACA Information Systems Control Journal
1994    TQM in Action: One Firm’s Journey Toward Quality and Excellence

  • Authored by Joseph Walker and Barbara Ciaramitaro
  • Details the Total Quality Management initiative at Plunkett & Cooney Law Firm published by the American Bar Association

1993 Capturing and Leveraging Corporate Knowledge

  • Authored by Barbara Ciaramitaro
  • Discusses the benefits of using database technology to manage documents and knowledge  published in Paradigm Shift, Vol. 5, No. 2, May 5, 1995
Community Involvement
  • Conducted multiple 6 week workshops for displaced worked on Project Management and achieving Project Management Certification through Walsh College
  • Prior Automation Alley Project Lead of Career Awareness Preparation Committee
  • Prior Automation Alley Member of Social Media Committee
  • Mentor, Michigan Council for Women in Technology
Profesional Memberships
  • IEEE
  • ACM
  • PMI
  • ISC2
  • ISACA
  • Association of Virtual Worlds
Seminars and conferences
2010   SecureWorld                             Dearborn, MI

  • Presenting on Security and Privacy Issues of Social Media and Virtual Worlds (October)

2010   Lilly Conference                       Traverse City, MI

  • Presenting on Virtual Worlds and E-Commerce (September)

2010   Peace Studies Conference         Grand Rapids

  • Participating in a discussion panel on incorporating global competence in the classroom accepted for presentation. (September)

2010     Great Teachers Seminar             Grand Rapids, MI

  • Selected as a faculty member to represent Ferris at the conference.

2010   Ferris State University              Big Rapids, Mi

Digital Forensic Conference for Law Enforcement

  • Virtual Worlds and Social Media for Law Enforcement

2009  URGE Movement Detroit, MI

  • Project Management Basics

2009   SecureWorld Conference Dearborn, MI

  • Employee Privacy

2009 Take Charge Workshops Troy, MI

  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Preparation for Project Management Professional Certification

2008  SecureWorld Conference Dearborn, MI

  • Secure Software Development

2008   Ideas for Impact Roundtable Southfield, MI

  • Social Media and Privacy Issues

2007   Secure World Conference Dearborn, MI

  • Privacy Challenges in the Global Economy

1996 Sixth International Conference on Software Quality Ottawa, Canada

  • Co-presenter of a tutorial titled A Training Plan for Introducing TQM into Software Organizations.

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