Dr. Patrick Dicks is from South Carolina. His education consists of a Doctor of Science in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA, a Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Information Technology Management from Webster University in Columbia SC, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC. Dr. Dicks has over 25 years of technology experience and has worked for several government agencies, universities, and private companies. He has been a senior computer analyst, programmer, simulation designer, professor, curriculum designer, and a database administrator during his career. He is currently a program manager at the department of energy. Dr. Dicks has been an adjunct professor since 2014 and has taught over 14,000 students in the classroom and remotely. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the fields of database design, software architecture, web design, operational analytics, information systems, cybersecurity, information processing, auditing and incident response, software quality assurance, cloud computing, knowledge management, python, management information systems, data analytics and several more. He has also redesigned several classes for more real-world applications.