Faculty Profile

David A. Dampier, Ph.D.

Dr. David Dampier

Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Division: Computer Science
Office: WAEC 3105
Phone: 304-696-3066
Email: dampierd@marshall.edu

About Me

Dr. Dave Dampier joined the Weisberg Division of Computer Science at Marshall University in 2019 as a professor, and he serves as the Associate Dean for Research in the college. His academic background is in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, and Digital Forensics at various public universities over the last 20 years. During that time, he has served in administrative positions as Research Center Director, Department Chair, and Associate Dean for over 14 years. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Dampier spent 20 years in active duty in the U.S. Army, finishing his career as an Army Scientist and Professor at the National Defense University.


  • Ph.D. Naval Postgraduate School, 1994
  • MS. Naval Postgraduate School, 1990
  • B.S. University of Texas at El Paso, 1984

Teaching Interest

Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Digital Forencics.

Research Interest, Grant, and Recent Publication

  • Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Digital Forensics, CS and Cyber Security Education.
  • Approximately $50 million External Funding
    • Department of Defense: $6,553,332
    • Department of Justice: $18,140,855
    • National Science Foundation: $10,601,278
    • Department of Energy: $15,434,571
    • Others: $139,963
  • Papers (10 most recent publications)
    • Sukhija, N., Sevin, S., Bautista, E., and D. Dampier, "Prescriptive and Predictive Analytics Techniques for Enabling Cybersecurity," Smart Data: State of the Art Perspectives in Computing and Applications, 2019.
    • Glendowne, D., C. Miller, R. McGrew, and D. Dampier, "Towards a Feature Set for Classifying Malicious DLLs in Windows Memory," Advances in Digital Forensics XI, 2015.
    • Dampier, D. and K. Blaylock, "Cyber Security Education and Training through the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute," ECE Source, ECEDHA, November 2015.
    • Dampier, D., "Building a Successful Cyber-Security Program," Proceedings of the 7th Annual Southeastern Cyber Security Summit, Huntsville, AL, June 3-4, 2015.
    • Glendowne, D., C. Miller, R. McGrew, and D. Dampier, "Towards a Feature Set for Classifying Malicious DLLs in Windows Memory," Proceedings of the IFIP Working Group 11.9 Conference on Digital Forensics, Orlando, FL, January 2015.
    • Miller, C., D. Glendowne, D. Dampier, and K. Blaylock, "Forensicloud: An Architecture for Digital Forensics Analysis in the Cloud," Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility, Vol. 3, Num. 3, July 2014, pp. 231-262.
    • Kelly, K., D. Dampier, and K. Carr, "Willing, Able, and Unwanted: High School Girls’ Potential Selves in Computing," Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol. 19, Num. 1, 2013, pp. 67-85.
    • Cantrell, G. and D. Dampier, "Implementing the Automated Phases of the Partially-Automated Digital Triage Process Model," Journal of Digital Forensics, Security, and the Law, Vol. 7, Num. 4, 2013.
    • Cantrell, G. and D. Dampier, "Evaluation of the Semi-Automated Crime-Specific Digital Triage Process Model," Proceedings of the 9th IFIP International Conference on Digital Forensics, Orlando, FL, January 28-30, 2013.
    • Cantrell, G., D. Dampier, Y. Dandass, N. Niu, and C. Bogen, "Research Toward a Partially- automated, and Crime Specific Digital Triage Process Model," Computer and Information Science, Volume 5, 2012, pp. 29-38.


  • Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and the Law (JDFSL)
    • Associate Editor: 2011 – Present
  • American Society for Digital Forensics and E-Discovery (ASDFED)
    • Board of Directors: 2009 – Present
    • Chairman of the Board: 2012
  • ABET
    • Engineering Accreditation Commission
      • Commissioner: 2017 – Present
      • Program Evaluator: 2012 – Present
    • Computing Accreditation Commission
      • Program Evaluator: 2012 – Present