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, Project Manager Joseph Williams, and Senior Digital Forensic Analyst Alex Caron.
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.
Joseph Williams - Team Project Manager
Joseph 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 many 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 The Leahy Center. 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 Cybersecurity/Digital Forensics Analyst
Alexander Caron is an adjunct faculty and full-time staff member in the Division of Information Technology & Sciences. Graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer and Digital Forensics, he 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 his hometown 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 an 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.
- GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
Dr. Elaine Young
Dr. Elaine Young is a professor of Digital and Social Media Marketing and author of the parent guidebook: Tuned-In Family: How to Cope, Communicate, and Connect in a Digital World. Vermont's leading expert on social media, Dr. Young has been teaching Digital Marketing for more than 15 years.
As an educator she teaches the nuances of digital marketing and social media marketing for not just business use, but also teaches individuals best practices to manage their online identity, keeping safety, security, and privacy in mind. Her book, Tuned-In Family, written and independently published, provides a framework for families as they navigate the complexities of social media and technology tools.
She has a Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Capella University, where her dissertation research focused on how to most effectively teach technology in the classroom. Dr. Young has an M.S. in Internet Strategy Management from Marlboro College, a B.S. in Communication and Public Relations from SUNY Brockport and an A.S. in Communication from Genesee Community College. She maintains a blog at ejyoung.com and can be followed on Twitter at @ejyoung67. Her book is available at tunedinfamily.com.
Adam Goldstein is an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at Champlain College. He has over 20 years of experience in the field having worked as Information Security Officer and Security Operations Director at leading institutions of higher education. He is involved in numerous cyber-security education outreach efforts and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Papers Published: Forensic Implications of System Resource Usage Monitor (SRUM) Data in Windows 8 - January 2015 - Journal of Digital Investigation (Elsevier)