Leadership & Staff

Teams of undergraduate and graduate students work directly with clients in this real-world environment under the direct supervision of Champlain College faculty, and Center Director Jonathan Rajewski and  LCDI project manager Joseph Williams.

Through their work at the Center students gain valuable experience as they tackle complex digital forensic issues for clients, making them more marketable as they begin and advance in their careers.


Leadership

Jonathan Rajewski - Director

Jonathan RajewskiJonathan is a faculty member in the Computer & Digital Forensics group at Champlain College where he brings a unique "private sector perspective" to the higher education curriculum. He is closely involved with the development of students and directs several advanced research and development projects. He also serves as a mentor to his students and prides himself on sharing his expert knowledge in digital forensics.

He is also a member of the Vermont Internet Crimes Task Force. He utilizes his data forensic expertise, with governmental entities, to analyze digital media. In addition, Jonathan oversees the Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation, which is focused on assisting Vermont federal/state/local law enforcement digital forensic capacity. Functions of the LCDI include: research, analysis, training and other related activities. Jonathan also facilitates digital forensic training for the law enforcement community.

Specialties:

  • Digital Forensics
  • Mobile Forensics
  • Network Forensics
  • Digital Evidence Management
  • Cryptography
  • Steganography
  • Fraud Detection-Prevention
  • Risk Management
  • Business Development
  • Litigation Support
  • Secure Digital Forensic Laboratory Management-Construction

Certifications:

Encase Certified Examiner (EnCE)

Certified Fraud Examiner  (CFE)

Certified Computer Examiner  (CCE)

Certified Information Systems Security Professional - CISSP

Certified Steganography Investigator


Staff

Joseph Williams - Team Project Manager

Joseph WilliamsI am Joseph Melvin Williams, born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After high school in New Orleans I attend undergrad at Texas A&M University from 1998-2003, where I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Bioenvironmental Science. After graduation I decided to enter the Navy to help pay off the huge amount of student loans I had to take out to attend Texas A&M. I enlisted in March of 2004 as an Information System Technician and started my journey to learn about computers since my background was in biology.

I had a great opportunity to travel the world in the Navy and work with a lot of great leaders and peers. I started taken classes towards my Master’s in Education at Old Dominion University in Virginia in the spring of 2009; I have transferred to taking the classes online since moving to Vermont. After little over seven years of active duty serves in the Navy I decided to try my luck in the civilian world. I started looking for jobs in the Burlington area early this year and applied for the Team Leader position at C3DI. As luck would have it I was offered the position. I completed my move from the D.C. area to Burlington, VT last weekend and I am looking forward to a new chapter of my life at Champlain College


Fellows

W. N. (Bill) Crane

Bill CraneIn 1971, after 4 years in the Marines, I began a law enforcement career with the U.S. Immigration Service.  I served in the Border Patrol on the Mexican border and as a Special Agent in several U.S. locations.  While based in Washington, D.C. I was selected as the first Special Agent to serve in the Nazi War Crimes Unit in the U.S. Department of Justice and served in that capacity for 3 years.

I subsequently held a number of increasingly responsible positions within the Federal Inspector General community, retiring in 1997 as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Department of State.   I then joined the National White Collar Crime Center in West Virginia as an Assistant Director and also served as Operations Director of the National Cybercrime Training Partnership comprised of law enforcement, academia, and private sector in the development of high-technology training.

In 2005, I accepted a three-year assignment at the Police College in England, heading the High Tech Crime Training unit.  This led, in 2008, to another three-year assignment in New Zealand where I served as Operations Manager for the NZ Police Electronic Crime Lab program with facilities in Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington.  That assignment was completed and I returned to the U.S.  After a bit of eDiscovery work in Florida and some teaching at the Defense Cyber Crime Center in Maryland, I entered my current position at Champlain College, in Burlington, VT, as Associate Professor and Program Director of the Digital Forensics Graduate Program.

My digital forensics experience began while working as a Federal Agent specializing in major frauds.  It became obvious that evidentiary documentation, books, records and other data were being stored on computer systems and that a forensic acquisition and examination of that data would take special skills.  I sought out and acquired training in these skills and upon Federal retirement, I became very active in sharing and teaching these skills to law enforcement.  I have been a frequent lecturer at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the FBI Academy and various police training facilities around the world.  I hold several certifications in the field of digital forensics, represented the U.S. Department of State at a number of domestic and international conferences on computer crime and served on a number of National Institute of Justice Technical Working Groups involved in the Forensic Sciences and Digital Evidence.  While residing in West Virginia, I was an Adjunct Professor at Fairmont State College.  While in England, I received my Master’s Diploma in Cybercrime Forensics from Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury, England.   More recently, I have served as an adjunct On-Line professor for the University of California at Irvine, and am still on faculty there.

 

Duane Dunston

Duane DunstonDuane Dunston is an Assistant Professor of cybersecurity at Champlain College and his first year teaching here and first time in Vermont.  He's been in Information Security since 1997.  With a graduate degree in Management, he is also an adjunct Information Assurance instructor at Pfeiffer University, his Alma Mater.  

Duane has written over a dozen articles and is a Fellow on the National Board of Information Security Examiners.  He has written several articles on linuxsecurity.com and is currently revitalizing an information security course with his colleague, Erle Pereira, originally developed by Carnegie Mellon and making it freely available on the Internet (http://www.learnsia.org).

Duane has spoken for the Western North Carolina and Burlington, Vermont Foreign Policy Association Great Decisions series as a Guest Lecturer on Cybersecurity.  His information security experience is from the education and government sector where he worked as an information systems security officer and computer forensics analyst.

He's written two novels about a computer hacker that helps law enforcement track down human traffickers, Twisted Greed and Point of Interception.  Additionally, he donates 100% of the royalties for his novels to "FAIR Girls," which provides numerous support services for victims of human trafficking.

Duane is a volunteer security consultant with Operation Broken Silence's Human Trafficking division.  He's working with a team to help fight traffickers that use technology for their activities.

Duane has a meetup each weekend during the semester from where he teaches hacking and anti-hacking skills that is open to anyone that wants to attend.  More information at cnisclub.org.

Duane's interest are in risk management and security education.

Outside of computers, he's just started learning to play the violin and is also a silversmith.

Certification

Global Incident Analysis Center Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

Associations

  • International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
    • Special Interest Group Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD)
    • Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (SIGITE)

Areas of Expertise

  • Performing Risk Assessments
  • Security Control Auditing & Evaluation
  • Computer Incident Response
  • Secure coding
  • Intrusion Detection System monitoring and deployment
  • Designing secure computer systems and networks

Affiliations

  • National Board of Information Security Examiners, Fellow - Current
  • 20th Century Lodge #682, Master Mason - Current
  • Library of Congress, Volunteer - 5/2010 - 11/2010
  • Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, Board/Treasurer - 2006-2007