Information Security & Intelligence Accountancy, Finance & Information Systems
Phone: (231) 591-3148
Email: [email protected]
EdD, University of Illinois, Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership
MS, Grand Valley State University, Computer Information Systems, Project Management, Object Oriented Technology
BBA, Eastern Michigan University, Business Computer Systems, Business
After 20 years in the Information Systems business environment and 10 years as an adjunct faculty member, Professor Emerick joined the Ferris ISI program as a full-time faculty member in the Fall of 2011.
During his 20 years in Information Systems, he held many different positions in both large, international organizations, and small organizations. He has held positions including Management Consultant, Project Manager, Software Engineer, and Database Administrator. Professor Emerick actively consults in Application Security Assessments, Software Engineering, and Business Intelligence.
Professor Emerick regularly engages outside of the classroom with students in cyber security competitions such as National Cyber League and CCDN, advises the ISIA student organization, and coordinates attendance and participation in annual cyber security conferences for both faculty and students. Professor Emerick founded the Summer Cyber Academy at Ferris State University which invites high school students to be introduced to cyber security and participate in digital forensics, networking, and ethical hacking challenges.
In 2022 Professor Emerick was awarded a Fulbright Austria scholarship to teach and conduct research as a Visiting Professor of Computer Science and Security at the University of St. Polten, Austria.
Publications and Intellectual Contributions
Material Regarding New Courses/Curricula
Emerick, G. (2021). "ISIN 380 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning,"
Emerick, G. (2021). "Factors that influence students to choose cybersecurity careers," IDEALS.
Kam, H., Katerattanakul, P., Emerick, G. (2013). "Impact of External Pressures on Information Security Policy Compliance in the Banking Industry," Natal: CONF-IRM 2013 Proceedings. works.bepress.com/hweejoo/11/
Emerick, G. (2012). "Introduction to Digital Forensics - Chapter on Cloud Security," New York, New York: Auerbach Publishers Inc.
Webcast Emerick, G. J., April Cybersecurity Competition, "Cybersecurity Cryptography," Ferris State University, Virtual, (April 20, 2021).
Lecture Emerick, G., March 2021 Cybersecurity Competition, "Cybersecurity Cryptography," Ferris State University, Virtual, (March 2021).
Paper Kam, H. (Author & Presenter), Gogolin, G. E. (Author), Emerick, G. (Author), 43th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), "Authentic Learning in Cybersecurity: Learning Opportunities and Pedagogical Challenges," Madrid, Spain, (October 2014).
Presentation Kam, H. (Author & Presenter), Gogolin, G. E. (Author), Blakemore, D. L. (Author), Emerick, G. (Author), IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), "Playing Online Games on Facebook: The Conscious and Unconscious Learning in Database Design," Oklahoma City, (October 24, 2013).
Presentation Kam, H. (Author & Presenter), Katerattanakul, P. (Author), Emerick, G. (Author), International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM), "Impact of External Pressures on Information Security Policy Compliance in the Banking Industry," Natal, Brazil, (May 23, 2013).
Presentation Emerick, G. (Author & Presenter), Kam, H., KCTC ISI Program Presentation, "ISI Program Overview," Grand Rapids, MI, (April 12, 2013).