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Faculty Profiles

Get To Know Them

CTU selects faculty with demonstrated experience, advanced degrees and teaching qualifications to deliver industry-current education. The university’s distinguished faculty are focused on fostering student success and highly interactive student development. Meet and connect with some of CTU’s “real-world gladiators” now.

Area of Study

  • All
  • Academic Leadership
  • Business and Management
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • HealthCare
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Nursing
  • Project Management
  • Security Studies

Security Studies

Constant P. “CP” Craig, MSM

Lead Instructor, Security Studies

Retired Marine Corps Officer. Former Mayor. Homeland Security consultant.

Meet Constant P. “CP” Craig, MSM

Business & Management

Michael E. Alexander, DM

Program Chair - Online, College of Doctoral Studies

Retired Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer. Criminal Justice professional. Advocate of student success.

Meet Michael E. Alexander, DM

Business & Management

Daphne DePorres, Ed.D

Doctoral Professor of Management

Scholar-practitioner. Organization Development specialist. Facilitator of the Hero's Journey.

Meet Daphne DePorres, Ed.D

Information Systems & Technology

Janet Durgin, Ph.D.

Lead Faculty, Information Technology

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Equestrian hunter jumper.

Meet Janet Durgin, Ph.D.

Security Studies

Patrick J. Fitzgibbons, MBA

Adjunct Criminal Justice Professor / CJ Program Committee Member / Course Development Subject Matter Expert

Police detective. Public speaker. Avid golfer.

Meet Patrick J. Fitzgibbons, MBA

Information Systems & Technology

Patrick W. Fitzgibbons, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Information Technology

Thesis advisor. Air Force Research Lab consultant. Passionate educator.

Meet Patrick W. Fitzgibbons, Ph.D.

Security Studies

Richard M. Hough, Sr., MPA, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Law enforcement educator and practitioner. Lifelong learner. Civic leader.

Meet Richard M. Hough, Sr., MPA, Ed.D.


Jeremy A. Howell, MS

Adjunct Faculty, Healthcare

Navy Medical Service Corps Manpower Planner. Doctoral candidate. Guitar player.

Meet Jeremy A. Howell, MS

Academic Leadership

Connie Johnson, Ed.D.

Chief Academic Officer and Provost

Top academician. Practical educator. Former broker

Meet Connie Johnson, Ed.D.

Security Studies

Ivan Michael Kaminsky, MEd, MS

Adjunct online faculty, Criminal Justice

Homicide Detective. Boy Scout Leader. Lifelong learner.

Meet Ivan Michael Kaminsky, MEd, MS

Engineering & Computer Science

D. Brian Letort, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Proponent of Big Data. Innovator. Kayaker.

Meet D. Brian Letort, Ph.D.

Academic Leadership

Elizabeth Melvin, M.Ed.

Faculty Development Facilitator and Assistant Professor

Passionate Educator. Talented Writer. Avid Reader.

Meet Elizabeth Melvin, M.Ed.

Business & Management

Casey Reason, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business and Management

Change manager. Innovator. Leadership Scholar.

Meet Casey Reason, Ph.D.

Information Systems & Technology

Imad Al Saeed, DCS

University Program Director of Information System and Technology

Game designer. Virtual World creator. Academic leader.

Meet Imad Al Saeed, DCS


Ruth Tarantine, DNP, MSN

University Dean, Nursing

25-Year Nursing Industry Leader, Educator, Researcher

Meet Ruth Tarantine, DNP, MSN

Academic Leadership

Tonya Troka. Ed.D. Candidate

Program Director, General Education

Communications specialist. Lifelong learner. Storyteller.

Meet Tonya Troka. Ed.D. Candidate

Business & Management

R. Lee Viar, IV, Ph.D.

Lead Faculty / Assistant Professor of Business and Management

Lifelong learner. Published author. Out of the box thinker.

Meet R. Lee Viar, IV, Ph.D.

Business & Management

Stephen W. Volz, D.B.A., PMP, CMQ/OE, BSP, SPHR

Assistant Professor, Business and Management

Project Management Professional. Strategy Consultant. Family man.

Meet Stephen W. Volz, D.B.A., PMP, CMQ/OE, BSP, SPHR


Arletrice A Watkins, MHA, RHIA, CPEHR

Adjunct Instructor, Healthcare Administration

Senior coding specialist. HIM professional. Singer and traveler.

Meet Arletrice A Watkins, MHA, RHIA, CPEHR


Sharon Wright, DNP, MSN

Nursing Program Chair

Passionate Nurse, Educator, and Curriculum Expert

Meet Sharon Wright, DNP, MSN

Academic Leadership

Emma Zone, Ed.D.

Vice Provost

Dedicated Administrator. Passionate Educator.

Meet Emma Zone, Ed.D.