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Faculty

Air Force Cyber College Faculty

Faculty Members

  Colonel Mixon Colonel Mixon is the Commandant at the Air Force Cyber College. He was commissioned into the Air Force from the United States Air Force Academy in 1993 graduating with a B.S. in Political Science. In addition, he has earned a Master of Arts from the Naval Post Graduate School in Security Studies and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. 32THe is a Master navigator with over 2,700 hours in the F-15E. He has also served on both the USAFE and US Cyber-Com staffs. He currently teaches Leadership, National Security Decision Making, Warfighting and the Joint Land, Air and Sea Strategic Exercise Course at the Air War College
Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos

Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos  is Dean of the Air Force Cyber College. His research is focused on the impact of malicious cyber activities on global and military affairs, and the establishment of global norms of behavior for cyberspace. He has recently authored chapters titled “Cyberspace: The New Frontier and the Same Old Multilateralism” in Global Norms: American Sponsorship and the Emerging Pattern of World Politics (Palgrave 2010), and “Pitfalls of the PrivatePublic Partnership Model” in Crime and Terrorism Risk: Studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Routledge, 2011). Prior to his current assignment, Dr. Yannakogeorgos taught graduate level courses pertaining to globalization, security and intelligence at Rutgers University's Division of Global Affairs, where he also served as Senior Program Coordinator, and headed the Center for the Study of Emergent Threats in the 21st Century. He has participated in the work of global cyber security bodies including the High Level Experts Group of the Global Cybersecurity Agenda of the International Telecommunications Union. In 2006 he served as an Adviser within the United Nations Security Council on issues related to nuclear non-proliferation, the Middle East (including Iran), Al-Qaida and Internet misuse. Dr. Yannakogeorgos earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University and an ALB in Philosophy from Harvard University.



  Colonel David E. Stone is a member of the Air Force Cyber College’s faculty at Air University.  He develops and instructs classes, performs outreach, and conducts research to satisfy Air Force demands for advanced cyber thinking and strategy in current and future operations.
 

Colonel Stone received his commission in the Air Force in 1993 through ROTC at Texas A&M University, where he graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in political science and economics. He earned Master of Science degrees from Naval Postgraduate School in 2005 in computer science and information systems and operations. Colonel Stone also served as an Air Force Fellow at the Idaho National Laboratory. He is a two-time squadron commander, and he was a duty officer in the President’s Emergency Operations Center and one of the emergency response officers for the President throughout 9-11. Colonel Stone is a combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he served as a mentor to the Afghanistan National Army conducting counter-insurgency and counter-narcotic operations. He served as driver, vehicle commander, and convoy commander during re-supply and personnel recovery missions spanning 5,000 kilometers of Afghanistan’s contested areas of operation. Colonel Stone led a cyber defense team supporting the F-22 in its first AEF rotation. He also served as a subject matter expert to advise the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on cyberspace operations, capabilities, and policies, and his team was recognized with the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence for their work in Cyber C2, standing rules of engagement, joint doctrine, emergency action procedures, and operational orders. While commanding the 90th Information Operations Squadron, he was instrumental in advancing air-enabled cyberspace operations.

 Dr. Chad L. Dacus
Dr. Chad L. Dacus is the Associate Dean for Research at the Air Force Cyber College, and an adjunct professor at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College. His research interests include defense acquisition, economics and its impact on national security strategy, and cyber risk modeling. He has particular interest in improving the metrics available to policymakers. His published works in defense acquisition include “Improving Acquisition Outcomes through Simple System Technology Readiness Metrics” and “Giving the Schedule Its Due: A Conceptual Framework for Defense Acquisition” (both appeared in the Defense Acquisition Research Journal). He has added a cyber focus to his defense acquisition research and authored “Designing Cybersecurity into Defense Systems: An Information Economics Approach” which will appear in IEEE’s Security & Privacy. He wrote “Chinese Soft Economic Warfare” in The Asia-Pacific Century: Challenges and Opportunities and co-authored “China-US Relations: Moving Toward Greater Cooperation or Conflict” (Strategic Studies Quarterly). Before joining AFRI, Dr. Dacus served as a Research Analyst and Fleet Forces Command Field Representative for the Center for Naval Analyses. During his time at CNA, he authored numerous technical reports examining such topics as the aggregation of readiness metrics, projecting support costs for the Joint Strike Fighter, and resolving recurring issues in Navy expeditionary logistics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Rice University and an M.S. in Statistics from Texas A&M University.

               

 Lieutenant Colonel Trachier is an Instructor at Air Force Cyber College, Maxwell AFB, AL.  He enlisted in the Air Force in 1991 and was selected for the Airman Education and Commissioning Program in 1994.  After completing his undergraduate degree requirements, he attended Officer Training School and received his commission in 1997.  He is a career Communications/Cyberspace Operations officer and graduated squadron commander who has also served at the agency, Joint Task Force, and Combatant Command level, as well as with the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and is a Joint-Qualified Officer.  

   Mr. Billy Barth is a pioneer in online and social marketing, project development and management, graphic design, video/audio development, web page design and management as well as mobile and tablet development. His training in ethical hacking offers students hands on experience in the cyber horizons lab to further their understanding of cyber. 

 

Staff

  Mrs. Cheryl King is a Supervisory Research Writing Specialist working the logistics for Cyber College.  Prior to moving over to the Cyber College she was the Branch Chief for the Air University Press.  Mrs. King holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Central Michigan University, Carbondale Michigan.  She also has taken several training for Cyber education.