Alberto LaCava, Ph.D.

Professor & Chair of Computer & Information Sciences.
Director of Masters in Cyber Security Program

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About Professor LaCava

Professor in a mid-sized urban university, Chair of Computer and Information Science teaching Computer Science, CyberSecurity and Blockchain Technologies. Certified in Distance Learning technologies, Cybersecurity, Information Security. Previous Administrative experience as Associate Dean for Planning and Assessment of Student Learning.

Industrial experience as researcher, as manager and director of R&D, research fellow. Combines business, academic and administrative experience.

Specialties: Computer Information Systems, especially Cyber Security, Blockchain Technology. Assessment of student learning following Middle States C.H.E. methods. Strategic planning, new curricula development, implementation. Adult Higher Education, models of education for working adults, degree completion and accelerated programs. Certifications: CISSP, HIPAA Compliance, Blockchain Development, Information Security Graduate Education. Research includes computer simulation of Industrial gases, gas separation, gas purification, adsorption, catalysis, pressure swing adsorption. Bi-lingual, Spanish.

Career & Accomplishments


  • Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, Ph.D.

  • Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, M.Sc.

  • Purdue University Graduate Certificate Computer Science

  • Universidad Nacional del Litoral, B.Eng.


  • Saint Peter's University: Professor and Department Chair

  • Felician University: Professor Computer Science

  • BOC Group (Lindel): Corporate Research Fellow; Director R&D; Manager R&D

  • CUNY Grad Center & City College: Associate Professor, tenured


  • Many publications

  • Patents (27)