STT = St. Thomas Campus,
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

STX = Albert A. Sheen Campus,
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

STJ = St. John Academic Center,
St. John, US Virgin Islands

Kentopp, Timothy

Kentopp, Timothy




RPT 135

Professor Kentopp began his professional interest in cybersecurity working with top secret cryptography in Faraday cages during the Cold War. In the early 90s, he worked with the US Department of Education as a Christa McAuliffe Fellow to implement classroom and Internet technology in underrepresented public school districts. Professor Kentopp pursued advanced certifications as a systems engineer who designed, installed, configured, and overhauled corporate technology infrastructure, including complete data centers, core and network backbones, scalable redundant storage, and custom mission-critical high-performance computing solutions (thousands of users, 911 integration, etc.). He pioneered the first, federally-funded HBCU cybersecurity internship program at Voorhees College, a practicum to develop and professionally certify undergraduate knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) in related technical disciplines. In 2009, Professor Kentopp became a member of the Executive Advisory Board for the SANS Institute, a research and education organization that certifies cybersecurity expertise in accordance with federal and international standards (FISMA, ISO). In 2016, Professor Kentopp joined UVI faculty to bring twenty years of industry experience to the classroom, and to continue research and scholarly work in cybersecurity and STEM education. He and his wife Michelle each belong to large, exotic families and were recently adopted by a local feline.