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Faculty Profile: Professor Nan Poulios

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” 

-The Wizard of Oz (1939) 

Unlike the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, our (great and powerful) faculty wants you to pay attention to the person behind the curtain, or rather the computer screen.

Walsh College has built a strong reputation by providing accessibility to so many working professionals and students through our once-a-week night classes. With the trends over the last 10 years towards online accessibility, we have also built a strong reputation through our online classes and their effectiveness in properly educating our students.

Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to meet and get to know your professors who are teaching these online classes, but we are up to the task. This is the first entry in a blog series that will give you a glimpse into the life of some of your online professors!

The first is Professor Nanette (Nan) Poulios, M.A., CISSP, CISM, PMP, Assistant Professor of Business Information Technology and Director of the Information Assurance Center.  Many of you may take her classes in the MSIA program, which is STRICTLY online.

Professor Poulios was kind enough to answer a few questions so all of you could get to know her a bit better!


Columbus, Ohio (Buckeye Territory!)

Educational Credentials

B.A., English and Communicative Arts and Science; Western Michigan University.

M.A., English, Secondary Education; Wayne State University

Current Doctoral program; Computer Science; Nova Southeastern University


Golf, reading, collecting tacky flamingos, learning new computer programs and applications.

What was your dream growing up?

Teach the world to read to eliminate poverty.

Why did you decide to teach?

Give back to students.  I had wonderful mentors that along the way encouraged me to be successful. I want to do the same after more than 20 years in the IA field.

Why should students choose Walsh College?

Walsh prepares students to work in business.  Students have the right mix of theory and practical education.

Advice for students

We are here to help you succeed.  Engage with your professors – even those online.  Engage with the community.  Attend local chapters of industry organizations and network with the professionals in your field.

Mac or PC


Pepsi or Coke


Paper or Plastic


Stay tuned for more blogs to give you an inside peak into the lives and minds of some of our esteemed professors and be sure to take the time to sit down with your professors outside of classroom time, they are pretty amazing people!

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