Thomas Nedorost

Dr. Thomas Nedorost joined the University of Central Florida in 2012 as a Lecturer of Computer Science and Information Technology.  He is the Course Coordinator and Lead Instructor for CGS1060 - Introduction to Computers, a very popular General Education Program elective covering computer concepts, digital literacy, and Microsoft Office applications.  Dr. Tom is also the Director of the IT Internship Program.  He serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Club (aka Hack@UCF) and the Faculty Sponsor and Coach for the UCF Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team.  Under his direction, the CCDC Team won back-to-back National Championships in the 2014 and 2015 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.  Hack@UCF was awarded theCollegiate Cybersecuirty Championship Cup (C4) in recognition of a record of excellence in multiple of cybersecurity competitions.  Dr. Tom is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ISACA, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Florida Cyber Alliance, National CyberWatch, and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).  His interests include cybersecurity, information assurance, digital literacy, and societal impacts of new technologies.

Dr. Tom earned his EdD in Higher & Postsecondary Education at Arizona State University in 2007.  He holds a MS in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Florida and a MBA in Management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.  His undergraduate education includes a BS in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University, a BB in Personnel Administration & Industrial Relations from Western Illinois University, an AS in Computer Programming & Analysis from Valencia College, and an AA from Moraine Valley Community College.

Prior to joining UCF, Dr. Tom taught Computer Information Technology courses at Valencia College.  His past industry experience includes technical management positions with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), the Hewlett-Packard Company, and the Walt Disney World Company.  Dr. Tom is actively involved in his local community and is an elected City Council Member and former Mayor of Lake Buena Vista, FL.