Amelia Phillips

EDUCATION
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY,
Cambridge, Massachusetts
 Bachelor of Science Degree - Astronautical Engineering
 Bachelor of Science Degree - Archaeology, minor in Writing
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
San Francisco, California
 MBA in Technology Management
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS
Fairbanks, Alaska
 PhD in Computer Security - 2013

AWARDS
Fulbright Scholar 2004 – 2005 awards
 Was selected as one of 108 people to go to Sub-Saharan Africa to teach and do research. Taught at the Polytechnic of Namibia from March 2005 to December 2005 and from July to December 2006.
1985 Black Women of Achievement Award
 One of 20 women in Southern California awarded this by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Committee for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Sub-Saharan Africa Peer Review Committee for Fulbright Scholars, 2007 – 2010.
Information Assurance Advisory Board, University of Washington Certificate Program in Information Assurance, 2004 - present
Teachers Advisory Board, Boeing Museum of Flight, 2002 - 2005
Board of Directors, Spokane Chapter of the American Heart Association, 2001
Board of Directors, Kootenai County Task Force on Human Rights, 2001
Board of Directors, Planned Parenthood INW, 1998 - 2000

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations, 4th Edition, Nelson, Phillips, and Steuart, Course Technology, ISBN 1-435-49883-6, 2010
Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations, 3rd  Edition, Nelson, Phillips, Enfinger, and Steuart, Course Technology, ISBN 1 418-06331-2, 2008
Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations, 2nd Edition, Nelson, Phillips. Enfinger, and Steuart, Course Technology, ISBN 0 619-21706-5, 2005
Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations, Nelson, Phillips, Enfinger, and Steuart, Course Technology, ISBN 0-619-13120-9, 2003
Visual Basic 6.0, Phillips and Sprague, South West Publishing, ISBN 0-538-68821-1, 2000
Technical Reviewer, Lab Manual for Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals,  Cretard, Course Technology, ISBN 0-619-13104-7, 2003
Technical Reviewer and Annotator for series done by Susan Baumann and Meredith Flynn – Working with MS Office 6.0, West Publishing Company, 1997, ISBN 0-314-07878-9
MS Access advisor to authors for Office 97 Small Business Solutions, by Shelley O’Hara & Deborah Allen Rider, ISBN 0-7645-3120-4, 1998
Distance Education from a Student Perspective, Presented May 2000 at the NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) Convention, Austin, TX

GRANTS
PI on MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Grant 2010 – 2012. The MESA Director reports to me. Was instrumental in incorporating the MESA model throughout the division.
Awarded $250,000 NSF grant in conjunction with Seattle University and University of Washington for CCLI to develop courses in Computer and Network Forensics. Highline Community College was the lead institution. July 2004
Awarded $250,000 TIPs grant for Computer Forensics and Investigations by the Employment Security Department of the state of Washington August 2003.
Awarded $10,000 Best Practices grant for Computer Forensics and Network Security by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges in 2001.
Awarded $10,000 WorkFirst Grant to provide additional tutoring for at risk students taking self paced computer courses in 1999.
Was invited to attend the Workshop entitled Protecting Information, The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education, hosted by the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges based on a grant proposal that was not funded in 2002.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
September 2009 – present
Chair, Pure and Applied Science Division, Highline Community College, Seattle, WA
Elected to serve in a second three year position as Chair of approximately 39 tenured/ tenure track and one year contract faculty along with adjuncts. Administrative head of the Computer Science, Engineering, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Math Departments. Responsible for budgets, building maintenance, faculty and student complaints. Represent the Division on Instructional Cabinet and to the Executive Council.

January 2002 – present
 Tenured Full Time Faculty, CIS and Computer Science Departments
  Highline Community College, Seattle, WA
Proposed and helped implement new AAS degree in Data Recovery/Computer Forensics. Teaches a variety of courses including computer literacy, computer programming, operating systems, networks, network intrusion detection, computer forensics and information assurance. Guest lectures at Seattle University, University of Washington Tacoma and North Seattle Community College. Also guest lectures for Engineering 100 classes and technical writing classes. Travels to Namibia and South Africa on a regular basis to help with various projects at the universities and Technikons there. Currently serve as an external moderator for the Polytechnic of Namibia on the exams for two network security and forensics courses.

Spring 2008 and Spring 2009
Adjunct Faculty, University of Washington Tacoma
Institute of Technology
Taught Computer Security class for 400 level students along with Computer Forensics. Consisted of labs and lecture.

March 2005 – December 2005 and July 2006 – December 2006
Visiting Fulbright Scholar
Polytechnic of Namibia
Taught E-Commerce, Human Interface Design, Network Security and Computer Forensics at 300, 400 and Masters Levels. Helped with the formation of a Computer Forensics Lab at the Polytechnic and worked with the National Forensic Science Institute in creating a program that works for Namibia. Also was instrumental in the creation of a CyberLaw class which was taught in their first semester 2006. Worked on the initial proposal for an E-Commerce incubator. Guest lectured for the US Treasury Department for the local government and business entities. Served on the committee to establish Namibian E-Laws.

September 1998 – December 2001
Tenured Full Time Faculty, Computing Department
Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA
Proposed and got state approval for new AAS degree in E-Commerce. Designed new courses for E-Commerce degree and other programs. Also was instrumental in starting new Computer Forensics/ Network Security program.
June – August 2001
Faculty Fellowship
Boeing, Tukwila, WA
Worked two months for the E-Business portion of Boeing. Learned some large scale programs used to manage e-commerce transactions online. Worked with a group to interface existing Boeing databases with CommerceOne. Also worked on occasion with the computer forensics and investigations group.
January 2001
Adjunct Faculty
Whitworth College
Taught graduate level course in E-Commerce. Students were required to research available software and launch a real or fictitious business site.
January 2000 – 2001
Adjunct Faculty
Spokane Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Taught Marketing on the Internet for the Spokane chapter of the SBDC. Assisted other instructors who have taken over the course.

August 1993 – 1998
Adjunct Faculty
North Idaho College (NIC)
Taught a variety of credit courses, including beginning & intermediate algebra, archaeology, C++ programming, computer literacy, and DOS. For the Workforce Training area, taught blueprint math, safety in the workplace, computer integrated manufacturing, and others. Also did courses for the Idaho Small Business Development Center (ISBDC).
October 1993 – 1999
Customized Training
Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS)
Became involved in the Harper’s Project teaching blueprint math and other courses for the CCS side of the grant. Also taught courses for LeMaster and Daniels, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and other clients of CCS Customized Training.
May 1995 – 1999
Correspondence Study in Idaho
University of Idaho, Moscow
Developed two traditional correspondence courses for the University of Idaho’s program. Students were required to read the text, watch videos, and send in their assignments. In addition to developing the curriculum, was responsible for grading. The courses were used for several years. The courses were Introduction to Business and Introduction to Cultural Anthropology.

PROFESSIONAL – TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE
August 1993 – 2005
Owner / Sole Proprietor
Starships Consulting and Management Services
Designed databases for a variety of clients. Trained clients in use of databases / new software and institutes change in office work flow as a result of new technology. Assisted in transitions to new software
August 1998 – January 2000
Senior Partner
The Joy of Being Single Unlimited
Created and maintained website www.oldmaidu.com (now offline). Support site for singles complete with chat rooms, asynchronous discussion groups and teleclasses. Also created and sold publication Singles Anonymous – 12 Steps to Being Successfully Single.

October 1992 – 1993
Loan Processor
Creative Mortgages
Served as a loan processor on FHA, VA, and conventional loans. Also served as the computer network person. Was responsible for backups, minor problems, training of new personnel in computer procedures, and updating of databases.

December 1991 – 1992
Computer Consultant
Computer Solutions (New Horizons)
Consulted on a variety of platforms including PC's and Macintosh. Performed initial consultations with client. Troubleshot hardware and software problems. Performed minor repair. Wrote training manuals. Conducted client training classes. Wrote the proposal for the organization to join the New Horizons franchise.

January 1989 – 1991
Real Estate Broker
Phillips Real Estate
Formed own real estate firm under the umbrella of Starships CMS. Developed computer spreadsheets for use in evaluating tax projections, purchase options, and financing options for clients. Conducted market analysis. Located and researched clients, investors, and properties. Solicited private investors for hard to place loans. Gained valuable negotiating experience. Coordinated listing/sale of properties. Had two licensees who worked under broker’s license who primarily worked single family dwellings.

ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
January 1986 – 1988
Engineer / Technical Analyst
TRW – Defense Systems Group
Used PC and VAX systems to evaluate system software. Supervised junior engineers. Interacted with Rockwell and USAF personnel. Maintained comprehensive documentation. Was awarded project to convert MinuteMan II ground program to "C" programming language while handling extensive project coordination with USAF and Rockwell. Re-verified all changes made by Rockwell Autonetics to MinuteMan II and III programs. Involved in Small ICBM initial development.
August 1981 – 1985
Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory – NASA
Specialized in contamination control of spacecraft and clean room design. Wrote manuals and technical guides. Evaluated materials. Assisted in the development of new analysis techniques. Worked closely with engineers at other NASA centers as well as NASA contractors. Regularly presented papers and/or results of testing to NASA headquarters, convention gatherings, and design review committees. Updated supervisory personnel on project status. Coordinated staffing requirements during pre-flight testing.
• Monitored payload on board the third shuttle flight
• Proposed use of fractals to determine the actual effects of contamination deposits on optical surfaces
• Responsible for the contamination control issues related to the initial solar thermal vacuum testing of the Galileo Spacecraft
• Responsible for the initial contamination control requirements set for International Space Station
 
COMMITTEES SERVED ON
Accreditation Steering Committee, Highline Community College, 2010 – 2013
Prior Learning Assessment Committee, Highline Community College, 2009 – 2011 

MIT Class of ’81 Reunion Fundraising Committee, 2010-1011, raised over $900,000 towards scholarships for students in need

  Staff Member, Great Teachers Conference of the Pacific Northwest, 2001 - 2003
Curriculum Committee, Spokane Falls Community College, 2000 – 2001 school year
Faculty Development Committee, Spokane Falls Community College, 1999 – 2001
People of Color Committee, Community Colleges of Spokane, 1998 – 2001
  Distance Education Committee, Community Colleges of Spokane, 1999 – 2001

  Diversity Committee, Spokane Falls Community College, 2000 –2001
MIT Educational Council, 1995 – 1999, interviewed all students from Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington who applied to MIT
NIC Distance Education Council

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
CA Real Estate Broker (1989 -1999)
Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) Facilitator

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Village Theatre
Volunteer usher at plays and gala events January - June 2006, January 2007 to present
Fencing
 Founder, President and Coach of Record for Coeur d’Escrime, the North Idaho Fencing Club (1994 – 2001)
 Secretary, Inland Empire Division of the US Fencing Association
 Certified Level One Foil Coach
 Competed at USFA Summer Nationals, in Div IA, II, III, and Veterans Divisions for foil, epee and sabre 1997 - 2001.
Lake City Playhouse
 Performed as leading character in play Inspecting Carol
Popcorn Forum
 Annual Event at North Idaho College. Using the Chautauqua method, did historical impersonations of women including Periktione (Plato’s mother), Charlotta Spears Bass, Bessie Coleman, Josephine Baker, and Wilma Rudolph

CLIENTS SERVED BY STARSHIPS CMS *
Cedar Mountain Supply
Eastern Washington University Student Services
H20 Well Service
Alliance Title
Harbor View Estates
Money Matters
Career Path Services
Ultrafit
RMC Construction

CLIENTS SERVED ON BEHALF OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF SPOKANE OR NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE CUSTOMIZED TRAINING*
Coldwater Creek (national mail order firm)
LeMaster and Daniels (national accounting firm)
Chief Joseph Dam US Army Corp of Engineers
Wagstaff Engineering

NIATEC National Science Foundation Information Assurance Directorate Department of Homeland Security CISSE Scholarship For Service