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, Center Director Jonathan Rajewski and 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 program 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 LCDI, 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 WilliamsJoseph Melvin Williams was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After high school in New Orleans, he attended Texas A&M University from 1998-2003, where he received a Bachelor's of Science in Bioenvironmental Science. After graduation, he decided to enter the Navy to help pay off the huge amount of student loans he had to take out to attend Texas A&M. Williams enlisted in March of 2004 as an Information System Technician and started his journey to learn about computers since his background was in biology.

Williams had a great opportunity to travel the world in the Navy and work with a lot of great leaders and peers. He started taking classes towards his Master's in Education at Old Dominion University in Virginia in the spring of 2009, and has transferred to taking the classes online since moving to Vermont. After little over seven years of active duty serves in the Navy, Williams decided to try his luck in the civilian world. He started looking for jobs in the Burlington area early this year and applied for the Team Leader position at LCDI. As luck would have it, he was offered the position and moved to Burlington, Vermont. Williams is looking forward to a new chapter of his life at Champlain College.

Alexander Caron - Senior Cyber Security / Digital Forensic Analyst

Alex is a staff member in the Division of Information Technology & Sciences and is currently assigned to the LCDI. He is a 2012 graduate from Champlain College's Computer and Digital Forensics program and returns to Champlain with a diverse background that has provided him with insight into many of today's complex fields. Additionally, these experiences have enabled him to gain hands-on experience in computer and digital forensics, information assurance, intelligence analysis, computer networking and administration, project management and public safety administration.

Alex's interest in electronics began very early in his life and led to his first job working as a computer technician for the Town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine at just 14 years old. While continuing to work through high school, he ran his own business for IT support and consulting for local businesses and residents. During the summer of 2011, Alex was accepted into the Information Assurance Summer Intern Program with the United States Department of Defense in the Washington D.C. area. After successful completion of the internship, a full-time, post-graduation position was offered to him as a computer forensic analyst. In that position, Alex worked on some of the nation's most challenging national security issues.

In addition to his experience in the fields of forensics and intelligence, Alex has been employed by and consulted for a handful of public safety agencies throughout his career. He entered the field by volunteering with his local fire department in high school and quickly progressed through the organization as a firefighter, apparatus operator, and was then appointed to the command staff position of Information Services Officer for the department of 100 employees. Alex also served as a volunteer firefighter/apparatus operator for the Winooski Fire Department while attending college.

Professional Certifications:

  • GCFE - GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner
  • ACE - AccessData Certified Examiner

Fellows

W. N. (Bill) Crane

Bill CraneIn 1971, after four years in the Marines, Bill began a law enforcement career with the U.S. Immigration Service. He 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., he 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 three years.

Bill subsequently held 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. He then joined the National White Collar Crime Center as an Assistant Director where he 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, Bill 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 he served as Operations Manager for the New Zealand Police Electronic Crime Lab program. That assignment was completed and he returned to the U.S. After some eDiscovery work in Florida and teaching at the Defense Cyber Crime Center in Maryland, Bill accepted his current position at Champlain College as Associate Professor in the Information Technology and Sciences Division.

Bill's digital forensics experience began in about 1992 while working as a Federal Agent specializing in major frauds. It became obvious that evidentiary documentation was being stored on computer systems and that a forensic acquisition and examination of that data would take special skills. Bill acquired training in these skills and upon Federal retirement he became active in teaching these skills to law enforcement. He has been a frequent lecturer at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the FBI Academy and various police training facilities around the world. Bill holds 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, he was an Adjunct Professor at Fairmont State College. While in England, he received his Master's in Cybercrime Forensics from Canterbury Christ Church University. More recently, he has served as an adjunct online professor for the University of California at Irvine.  Bill was recently appointed as a Commissioner on the DOF/NIST National Commission on Forensic Science.  This body makes recommendations to the Attorney General to enhance the practice and improve the reliability of forensic science.

Duane Dunston

Duane DunstonDuane Dunston is an Assistant Professor of cybersecurity at Champlain College. 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 sectors 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

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