Commencement - May 3 & 4

Plan for your visit to campus to celebrate your graduate. All event details are located HERE

Dr. Dawson is a 28-year veteran in the IT industry who has amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge. His journey began at Verizon, where he continues to serve as a central office technician, honing his skills and deepening his understanding of the field.
In 2016, a year after earning his PhD in Information Technology with a specialization in Education from Capella University, Dr. Dawson transitioned to the academic world. He began teaching both graduate and undergraduate students in an online setting, demonstrating a seamless transition from industry to academia. His commitment to education is further evidenced by his postgraduate certificate in college teaching, also from Capella University.
But Dr. Dawson isn’t just a teacher; he’s a curriculum designer with experience in developing both graduate and undergraduate hybrid and online courses. His multifaceted approach to education ensures that his students receive a comprehensive and engaging learning experience.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Dr. Dawson is a man of many interests. He plays the piano, is a fervent reader, and an ardent chess player.
  • PhD Information Technology, Capella University, 2015
  • MS Information Technology, Florida Institute of Technology, 2011
  • BS, Network Communications management, New York Institute of Technology, 2009

Cloud computing, Cybersecurity, Curriculum and Course Development