Professor of Computer Science & Cybersecurity at the University of Hawaiʻi –West Oʻahu and an experienced computer scientist serving for over twenty-four years as an officer in the U.S. Army in a variety of positions both nationally and internationally; combat and operational deployments in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Key positions held include the Branch Chief for Command, Control, Communications, and Cyberspace (C4) Strategy and Architecture for U.S. Pacific Command, Chief of Cyberspace Operations for U.S. Pacific Command, Deputy Director of the Computer Science Program for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (USMA), Chief of Computer Systems Engineering for the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, and Stability Transition Team Leader in the Diyala Province of Iraq for the Department of State’s Provincial Reconstruction Team. Holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer science and is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College.
Ph.D. Computer Science
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 2007
M.S. Computer Science
College of William and Mary, 1999
B.S. Computer Science
College of William and Mary, 1990
2014-Present: Professor of Computer Science & Cybersecurity for the University of Hawaiʻi –West Oʻahu. Directly responsible for excellence in teaching and the leadership and management of the Information Technology and Security concentrations under the Bachelor of Applies Science degree. Concentrations include Information Technology (IT); Computing, Electronics, and Networking Technology (CENT); and Information Security and Assurance (ISA). Director of the UHWO Cyber Security Coordination Center (UHWO CSCC), established as the Primary Investigator, supporting the Office of Naval Research and cyber workforce development.
2008-2009: Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Computer Science Program, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, developing and improving curriculum, training, programming, research, and the execution of the Computer Science Program. Directly involved in the revision of the Computer Science Program objectives and desired outcomes, course scheduling, department management, and accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The department’s excellence in education was a key contributor to West Point’s #1 ranking by Forbes' Magazine list of the best colleges in the country in August, 2009. This achievement resulted in the award of the Army Superior Unit Award to the staff and faculty for outstanding service from April 1st, 2008 through September 30th, 2009, molding the next generation of Army leaders.
2007-2009: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, leading and training computer science and information technology majors. Courses taught include Data Structures, Fundamentals of Computer Science, Theory and Practice of Military IT Systems, and Academic Individual Advanced Development Course-Thailand. Designed and led both international studies and summer training for over 1,200 students, enhanced with tactical robots, to equip students to lead and incorporate technology. Committed to effective teaching inside and outside of the classroom; lead an international partnership team in Thailand, two consecutive years, advancing computer skills, and creating life-changing opportunities for students. Additionally, sponsored community events and expertly led the Junior Black Knights Football Team to the regional playoffs as head coach.
University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu:
- Proactive System Security
- Information Technology Project Management
- Cybersecurity of SCADA
- Cyber Competitions
- Senior Project Capstone Course
- Senior Practicum Capstone Course
US Military Academy:
- Data Structures
- Fundamentals of Computer Science
- Theory and Practice of Military IT Systems
- Academic Individual Advanced Development Course-Thailand
Chapman, M. (2016, April). Facilitating Regional Cyberspace Workforce Development. International Journal of Engineering & Research Technology (IJERT), Vol. 5 Issue 04, ISSN: 2278-0181. www.ijert.org
Chapman, M. (2015, September). Planning for Malicious Activity on Communications Networks. International Journal of Engineering & Research Technology (IJERT), Vol. 4 Issue 09, ISSN: 2278-0181. www.ijert.org
Chapman, M. (2009, August 16). International Education as the International Educator: A model to educate, train, and inspire United States Military Academy Cadets in cultural diversity through international service. Paper presented at 6th Biennial Conference International Academy for Intercultural Research, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai‘i.
Chapman, M. (2007). An Ethnographic Study of a Rapidly Developed Multi-Lingual Textual Communications System in Support of Disaster Relief Operations in the Lahu Village of Nong Pham. Selected Papers from the Eleventh College-Wide Conference for Students in Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Hawaiʻi.
Chapman, M. (2006). Socio-Technical Capital in Bilingual Networks. Selected Papers from the Tenth College-Wide Conference for Students in Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Hawaiʻi.
Chapman, M. (2007). A Rapid, Information-centric, Development (RAPID) Framework to Construct Multi-Lingual Textual Communications Systems in Support of Disaster Relief Operations. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest Information and Learning Company, UMI No. 3264844.
Cybersecurity, Workforce Development, Computer Science, Business, International Relations