Mohammed, Derek

Title: Chair of Computer Science Dept & Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Education 

Department: Computer Science & Information Systems

Phone: 352-588-8413



  • Bachelor of Science, University of the West Indies
  • Master of Business Administration, City University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nova Southeastern University


Derek Mohammed holds the rank of Associate Professor, and is the Chair of the Computer Science Department, and the Director for the Center for Cybersecurity Education. Prior to joining academia he worked in the public and private sectors, where he held different IT positions with increasing responsibilities. He hold several industry IT certifications, such as, CISSP and CISM, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Information Security: A Global Perspective.

Community Affiliation:

  • Member of International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
  • Member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • Member of the Project Management Institute

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Cybersecurity Compliance, Network Security, Cloud Computing, and Information Assurance.


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