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International Educator - 2015

Greg Gogolin

Greg GogolinThe International Educator of the Year Award recognizes a member of the academic community based on their level of involvement in international activities. Dr. Greg Gogolin, Professor in the College of Business, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 International Educator of the Year Award.

“Dr. Gogolin is the driving force behind our international relationships for the MISI Program (Masters in Information Security),” said Dr. Douglas Blakemore, who nominated Gogolin for the award. In the fall of 2013, Gogolin traveled to the Universidad de Chile as a Fulbright Scholar where he trained students, faculty, and local and national law enforcement on the tools and techniques used in digital forensics. 

He also taught a similar class in digital forensic tools and methods in 2014 in Belgium and travels regularly to the Netherlands for teaching and relationship building.

In addition to his work overseas, Gogolin reaches out to the international students at Ferris. He has put together a training session, free of charge, that is offered to all international students on Tuesday evenings during the semester. The meetings cover subjects useful to students such as strategies for taking Ferris classes, APA formatting of class assignments, basic grammar training, and database management skills.

Gogolin is devoted to promoting connections and deepening relationships between individuals. “On many occasions, he has had both instructors and students from other countries to his house,” said Dr. Blakemore. “He has taken the time, usually with little or no cost to the university, to take both [faculty and students] on activities and to see many sights in Michigan.”

Known for his expertise in digital forensics, Gogolin is a prolific author contributing to numerous publications, producing books, and presenting at conferences held within the United States and internationally. He was the initial author of both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in Information Security and Intelligence. He has also received funded research grants from the National Science Foundation and other organizations.