Bill Gardner

ICS Co-Lead for Academics, CFS Undergraduate Coordinator, Associate Professor
WAEC 2005
304-696-2658

Biography

Bill Gardner is an Assistant Professor at Marshall University and the Undergraduate Program Coordinator of the Cyber Forensics and Security program, where he teaches information assurance and foundational technology courses. Bill has spent the past four summers teaching making, cybersecurity, fundamental technology, and coding to K-12 students. He spent the past summer teaching Python to middle-high school students with a special emphasis on promoting women and minorities to STEAM fields.

Bill is a past-president and information security chair at the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence. AIDE is a non-profit organization that provides research and training for digital evidence professionals including attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers and information security practitioners in the private sector. Prior to joining the faculty at Marshall, Bill co-founded the SecureWV/Hack3rCon convention and is a co-founded 304geeks, a West Virginia technology networking organization. Bill is an active member of the information security community and has spoken at a number of information security conferences including AIDE, Derbycon, Shmoocon, BSides-Cincy, BSidesCleveland, and BSidesAsheville.

In addition, Bill a co-author of “Building an Information Security Awareness Program: Defending Against Social Engineering and Technical Threats”, and “Google Hacking For Penetration Testers”.

More information about Bill Gardner can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/304blogs.

CFS Undergraduate Program
BA, Political Science - Marshall University (1989)
MAJ, Journalism (Political Science) - Marshall University (1993)
EDD, Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Technology) - Marshall University (2023)
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Academics, International. (November 15, 2022).
Alpha Alpha Alpha, Academics, International. (April 2022).
Pickens-Queen Teacher Award, Marshall University for Teaching and Learning, Teaching, University. (March 14, 2022).
Pickens-Queen Teacher Award Finalist, Marshall University Center for Teaching and Learning, Teaching, University. (November 23, 2020).
Pickens-Queen Teaching Award Nominee, Marshall University Center For Teaching and Learning, Teaching, University. (September 17, 2020).
Pickens-Queen Teacher Award Finalist, Marshall University Center for Teaching and Learning, Teaching, University. (October 2019).
Gamma Beta Phi Society, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Academics, National. (September 12, 2018).
2014 Creative Cone Award – Technology, Create West Virginia, Leadership, State. (October 29, 2014).
Gardner, B. G. (Co-Principal), Sammons, J. E. (Principal), Brunty, J. L. (Co-Principal), "Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Opioid Crisis Technical Response," Sponsored by Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal, $4,250,000.00. (August 28, 2019 - Present).
Gardner, B. G., "WV ROCKS Course Development - Cyber Warfare," Sponsored by WVHEPC - WVROCKS, State, $3,000.00. (December 28, 2015 - November 15, 2016).
Gardner, B. G., "WVROCKS Course Development - Network Defense," Sponsored by WVHEPC - WVROCKS, State, $3,000.00. (September 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015).
Fugett, A. D. (Supporting), Brunty, J. L. (Principal), McComas, K. L. (Co-Principal), Sammons, J. E. (Supporting), Gardner, B. G. (Supporting), "Cyber Security Education," Sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal, $353,293.00. (2017 - Present).
Yoo, W.-S. (Principal), Dampier, D. (Co-Principal), Cartwright, T. J. (Supporting), Brunty, J. L. (Supporting), Gardner, B. G. (Supporting), Wahjudi, P. (Supporting), Narman, H. S., "Experiences for Teachers on Cyber Security," Sponsored by NSF/NSA GenCyber K-12 Teacher Summer Camp, Federal, $140,000.00. (November 2021 - April 2024).
Narman, H. S. (Principal), Dampier, D. (Co-Principal), Pu, C. (Supporting), Cartwright, T. J. (Supporting), Brunty, J. L. (Supporting), Gardner, B. G. (Supporting), "Experiences for Teachers on Cyber Security," Sponsored by NSF/NSA GenCyber K-12 Teacher Summer Camp, Federal, $73,000.00. (October 2019 - December 2021).
Narman, H. S. (Supporting), Dampier, D. (Co-Principal), Pu, C. (Principal), Cartwright, T. J. (Supporting), Brunty, J. L. (Supporting), Gardner, B. G. (Supporting), "Experiences for K-12 Students on Cyber Security," Sponsored by NSF/NSA GenCyber K-12 Student Summer Camp, Federal, $46,000.00. (October 2020 - May 2021).
Narman, H. S. (Principal), Dampier, D. (Co-Principal), Pu, C. (Supporting), Cartwright, T. J. (Supporting), Brunty, J. L. (Supporting), Gardner, B. G. (Supporting), "Experiences for Teachers on Cyber Security," Sponsored by NSF/NSA GenCyber K-12 Teacher Summer Camp, Federal, $100,000.00. (October 2020 - May 2021).
Gardner, B. G., ""Social Engineering and Social Network Penetration in Russian Non-Linear Warfare"," Sponsored by Royal Military College of Canada, Other, $7,119.30. (March 17, 2017 - March 31, 2017).
End User: Social Engineering, Cybrary. (July 31, 2017 - Present).
Offensive Security Certified Professional, Offensive Security. (June 23, 2012 - Present).
Security+, CompTIA. (March 20, 2008 - Present).
i-Net+, CompTIA. (October 12, 2007 - Present).
IEEE. (April 9, 2018 - Present).
Association for Information Technology Professionals. (August 1, 2017 - Present).
Information Systems Security Association. (July 30, 2017 - Present).
Member Board of Directors, InfraGard. (August 2016 - Present).
PDN Research. (December 2014 - Present).
Past President/Chairman of the AIDE Cyber Security Working Group, The Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence. (April 2013 - Present).
Board Member and Past Vice President, 304Geeks. (October 2009 - Present).
Gardner, B. G., ""Social Engineering and Social Network Penetration in Russian Non-Linear Warfare"," Sponsored by Royal Military College of Canada, Other, $7,119.30. (March 17, 2017 - March 31, 2017).
Committee Member, Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX). (February 2013 - Present).
Annual Diversity Breakfast. (February 24, 2017 - February 2019).
Committee Member, DF/IA Curriculum Revision Committee Member. (February 2016 - May 2016).
Committee Member, Information Assurance Certificate Program. (September 2014 - December 2014).
Committee Member, College of Science Curriculum Committee. (February 2021 - Present).
Committee Member, COS Scholarship Comittee. (September 1, 2016 - Present).
Committee Member, Cybersecurity White Paper Comittee. (January 12, 2017 - June 2018).
Faculty Mentor, Science Olympiad. (February 11, 2017 - January 2018).
Faculty Advisor, Green and White Day. (February 25, 2017).
Faculty Mentor, Marshall 2021 Reception. (February 19, 2017).
Attendee, Meeting, Search Committee CIT Faculty Position. (February 2, 2016 - June 30, 2016).
Faculty Advisor, Green and White Day. (February 27, 2016).
Faculty Mentor, Business/Marketing, Hospitality, and Info Tech Clusters Career Conference. (November 18, 2015).
Faculty Advisor, Green and White Day. (October 17, 2015).
Faculty Advisor, Green and White Day. (November 1, 2014).