Faculty Spotlight: Ben Mead

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Ben Mead in his office.
Ben Mead is an instructor in Coleman University’s cybersecurity program. Mead has worked in the IT industry for more than 15 years and has worked at Coleman since 2015.

“I have a passion for training and developing IT administrators, supervisors, and managers into the next generation of technology leaders,” said Mead.

Mead has vast experience within the IT industry. He previously worked in healthcare, biosciences, finance, and government, with noted success leading a broad range of enterprise IT initiatives. He has also directed and designed technology solutions that became platforms for business growth.

“As an instructor who is an industry professional first, I am striving to deliver practices and relevant hands-on training to my students,” Mead said.

With his professional background and experience, combined with his work as an instructor, Mead anticipates his students will achieve their own success in the IT industry.

“I look forward to seeing an infrastructure or project implemented by one of my students in the field,” he declared.

Outside of the classroom, Mead can be found increasing his IT knowledge at technology-focused conferences in virtualization, automation, and information security, both black and white hat. He has also volunteered as a mentor at the FIRST LEGO League, where he served as a robotics competition judge and referee.

Mead holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and an ITIL® certification. He is a Dell Certified Systems Expert.

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