Ron McFarland

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Technology
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Ron McFarland is a highly motivated and successful professional with extensive experience in the education and technology/computing sectors. Ron is listed as a Subject Matter Expert with the DoD's Cybersecurity and Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC). Ron is a Senior Cybersecurity Consultant for California Manufacturing Technology Consulting and a CyberAB-RP (registered provider). As a consultant and researcher, he supports the cybersecurity posture of the defense manufacturing industry in California. Ron also has over 30 years of experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)-related work experience in industry and education. He is a veteran Information Technology and Systems professional, researcher, educator, and published author. Ron has led numerous database, systems engineering, and cybersecurity security development projects for the financial services, nuclear power services, and defense manufacturing sectors. In addition, he has worked with large- and medium-sized organizations to ensure secure software development and effective security practices.

Ron holds a Ph.D. in Computer Technology from Nova Southeastern University. In addition, he has a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Science in Computer Science, and a Master of Arts in Education to round out his academic experience. He holds multiple certifications, including a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Registered Practitioner (RP) designation, Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Cisco Certified Networking Associate/Professional (CCNA/CCNP), Cisco Security Certifications, and several other IT-related certifications.


PhD, Nova Southeastern University

MBA, University of Phoenix

MA, Western New Mexico University

BS, University of Phoenix

Awards / Honors

Cisco Academy Award of Excellence, ProfessionalActivities, 2012