Walsh College


Friday, December 09, 2016 - Walsh College’s Barbara Ciaramitaro, Ph.D., named to Crain’s Detroit Business’s '50 Names to Know in Information Technology'

Walsh College’s Barbara Ciaramitaro, Ph.D., CISSP, CSSLP, PMP, professor and chair, Information Technology and Decision Sciences, and director of the Center for Cybersecurity Leadership, has been named one of the “50 Names to Know in Information Technology” by Crain’s Detroit Business.

The Crain’s Detroit Business list is broken down into six areas of expertise — app development, electronics, internet security, medical devices, mobile technology, and IT. Dr. Ciaramitaro is one of 23 professionals listed in the IT category, and the only full-time information technology professor on the list, demonstrating that Walsh College is “Where Business is Turning” for IT education. Click here to Crain’s Detroit Business story in its entirety.

Dr. Ciaramitaro“There is enormous growth in the field of information technology and cybersecurity,” Dr. Ciaramitaro said. “It is a privilege and great honor to be associated with these IT leaders.”

Dr. Ciaramitaro teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business information technology, project management, business intelligence, data and decision-making, software engineering, secure software development, and cybersecurity at Walsh.

Before joining the faculty at Walsh, Dr. Ciaramitaro had a 30-year career in technology and project management, including 10 years as an executive with General Motors acting as a liaison with the Legal and Public Affairs Department and various technology providers internal and external. Prior to General Motors, she served as director of technology at three of the largest law firms in Michigan. 

Dr. Ciaramitaro earned her Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Information Systems with a post-doctoral certificate in Information Security. She earned a Master of Science in Software Engineering Administration from Central Michigan University and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Wayne State University.

Dr. Ciaramitaro is a frequent speaker and author on business information technology, business intelligence, data and decision-making, cybersecurity, project management, and mobile technologies. She has authored and edited books on quality assurance, virtual world technologies, mobile technology, privacy, social engineering, and forensics. She has also hosted webinars at Walsh on various cybersecurity topics. To view past webinars on demand, visit www.walshcollege.edu/pastwebseries.

Walsh College is a leader in cybersecurity education, offering several degrees as part of its cybersecurity and IT curriculum, including a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology,

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), a Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL), a Master of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Cybersecurity (MSIT-CS), and a dual Master in Business Administration/Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MBA-MSITL).

Walsh College also offers a Cybersecurity Certificate, which consists of four to six courses, depending on the student’s prior education. The program is available to students holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Students who complete this certificate can apply up to 18 semester credit hours of advanced standing credit toward the MSIT, MSIT-CS, MSITL or dual MBA/MSITL programs.