Dan Shoemaker

Daniel P. Shoemaker is a full-time professor at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) with 25 of those years as department chair, senior research scientist and principal investigator at UDM’s Center for Cybersecurity and Intelligence Studies (CCSIS), director of UDM’s Centre for Assurance Studies, and visiting professor at London Southbank University.

UDM’s CCSIS includes the Computer Information Systems-Information Assurance Department, as well as the Center of Academic Excellence for National Security Agency. CCSIS has just completed a two-year Department of Defense contract to develop software assurance curriculum and courseware.

Shoemaker is one of the earliest participants in the development of software engineering as a discipline, starting at the Software Engineering Institute in the fall of 1987. As the co-chair for the National Workforce Training and Education Initiative, Shoemaker is one of the authors of the National Software Assurance Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for the Department of Homeland Security. Shoemaker has written and lectured on cybersecurity and information assurance topics throughout the eastern United States and Canada. He founded the International Cybersecurity Education Coalition (ICSEC), which is an NSA sponsored consortium of higher education institutions located in Michigan and Ohio. He has published numerous articles with Nancy Mead from the Software Engineering Institute. His two books, Engineering a Better Software Organization and GOT-IT Fine Tuning Your Software Organization, sold extensively to the U.S. military as well as overseas. His latest book is Cyber Security: The Essential Body of Knowledge, published March 2011.  

His PhD is from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and he subsequently spent a career in various professional IS roles at that institution, as well as at Michigan State University.

Shoemaker loves to travel with his wife, his little white dog, and any of his four grown children who might be willing to come along. He has a particular fondness for England, where he attended school in his youth, and he regularly spends some of his summers in London.