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Mark M. Pollitt, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Mark Pollitt served over thirty years in the U. S. government, over ten years as an officer in the USMC and  USCG, and over twenty as a Special Agent of the FBI. He conducted criminal and national security investigations, supervised online investigations, was Chief of the FBI’s computer forensic unit (CART) and was Director of the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory Program.

After retirement, he founded his own consulting firm and began teaching as adjunct faculty at a number of institutions including: Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Polytechnic and Norwich Universities. He became a full-time academic in 2006, at the University of Central Florida. In 2010, he joined the Engineering Technology faculty of Daytona State College.  Professor Pollitt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Professor Pollitt is a graduate of Cornell University, Syracuse University and the National Defense University and has done post-graduate work in forensic science at George Washington Univ. He completed his Ph.D. in Text in Technology at UCF in 2013.

J. Philip Craiger, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator

Philip Craiger has served as an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Technology at Daytona State College since Fall 2010. He previously served a dual appointment at the University of Central Florida as the Assistant Director for Digital Evidence at the National Center for Forensic Science, and as an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology. Before 'coming home' to Florida he was an associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Craiger is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and has served on editorial boards for several academic journals and conferences.

Dr. Craiger has been responsible for grant awards totaling over six million dollars during his academic tenure, including grants from NSF, the Department of Defense, and the National Institute of Justice.

Emily Rossi, M.B.A.

Emily Rossi received her B.A. in Psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She then served as a graduate assistant to the M.B.A. Program Director while completing her M.B.A. with a concentration in International Business. She continued her career in higher education by serving as an Academic Advisor for Wright State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Patrick Vilkinofsky
Senior Technical Specialist

Patrick Vilkinofsky received his A.S. in Networking from Daytona State College. Patrick served as a research assistant to Dr. Craiger while continuing his education towards a B.S. in Information Systems with an elective focus of information security and digital forensics. Upon completion of the B.S., Patrick plans to continue his education with graduate studies in digital forensics

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Last updated: 2014-08-04T21:09:52.647Z