Frank Katz

Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University

Professor Frank H. Katz is Assistant Professor of Information Technology in the College of Engineering and Computing and Director of the Center for Applied Cyber Education at Georgia Southern University. He received a B.A. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Florida in 1977, and a M.S. in Management from the College of Business Administration at Georgia State University in 1987.

While at UF, Frank was an Army ROTC Scholarship cadet, and after graduation he served four years in the US Army as a Combat Engineer officer. Frank served as a platoon leader, adjutant, and battalion maintenance officer in the 92nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Stewart. For six months he helped test the TADS/PNVS laser guidance system for the Hellfire anti-tank missile, fired from the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

After serving in the Army for four years, Frank left and went to work in the Atlanta office of the Management Information Consulting Division of Arthur Andersen & Co. (which became Andersen Consulting, and is now Accenture) as a “staff consultant,” doing programming and analysis jobs for clients in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. After a year and four months with AA & Co., Frank left to become a Programmer/Analyst for the Coca-Cola Company. Subsequent positions include Systems Analyst at Great Dane Trailers, Inc., Projects Manager at Savannah Foods and Industries, and Billing Support at HO Systems.

In August 2002, Frank left the corporate world behind and began his new career in academia as an Assistant Professor of Information Technology. At the School of Computing’s 2003 Spring Banquet, Frank was inducted into Armstrong’s Gamma Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the National Computer Honor Society. Frank also holds memberships with the Association for Computing Machinery, the Military Cyber Professionals Association, AFCEA, and ISSA – the Information Systems Security Association.

Location: Savannah, GA, United State