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Congratulations to the STAR Scholars Outstanding Mentor of the Year, Dr. Thomas Heverin! 

September 17, 2020

Thomas Heverin, PhD, CISSP, is an Associate Teaching Professor and teaches classes in the BS in Computing & Security Technology program, including classes in ethical hacking, computer forensics, network forensics, cloud security and cybersecurity.

Dr. Heverin mentored two STAR Scholars this summer, Catherine Lopez and Ansh Chandnani.

Catherine Lopez said: “Dr. Heverin is the definition of going above and beyond. He is passionate about his work and about his desire to help students grow and realize not only their potential, but their own abilities. His passion for learning has inspired us to go beyond what was expected of us to the point where we are working with him to submit a paper to an academic cybersecurity conference based on our research, something that we would never have considered if it wasn’t for Dr. Heverin.” Ansh Chadnani added: “Dr. Heverin is a very empathetic mentor who understood our background and skills when it came to a research project and mentored us, teaching us how to effectively research, gather information, draw conclusions, and most importantly, compile our work in an organized timely manner. Even beyond the project, he has guided me to better manage my time, think critically about issues and hurdles, and contributed to my professional as well as personal growth.

Thank you Dr. Heverin for inspiring our STAR Scholars!