Ben Izadi had nine years of experience in research and teaching as an assistant/associate professor of Engineering at the University of Idaho and three years as Microsoft/Novell trainer for a private institution before joining Cypress College in 2002. He has taught numerous introductory, advanced and emerging technology courses during the past 16 years. His area of specialty is Computer Networking and Cybersecurity and he is the lead Cisco Academy instructor. He has also served as the campus SLO coordinator for four years. He is currently supervising the CyberPatriot and PACE Cybersecurity programs.