Cyber Center Staff

Wael Yousif

Dr. Wael Yousif


Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Central Florida
Master of Science in Information Systems Management, Computer Networks and Telecommunication Systems Concentration, University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Auditing, University of Central Florida

  • Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI)
  • VMWare Certified Associate
  • Certified Red Flag Specialist - Identity Management Institute
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
  • Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional-Routing (CCNP-Routing)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
  • Global Certification - Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW)
Soheyla Nakhai

Soheyla Nakhai


Master of Science in Computer Science, University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, University of Central Florida

  • Certified Netware Engineer (CNE)
  • CompTIA A+ Certified
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA Security+
Doctor Jessica Chisholm

Doctor Jessica Chisholm

Professor, Academic Advisor Cyber Security Club

Doctorate of Computer Science - Information Assurance
Colorado Technical University
Master in Education E-learning Technology and Design
Dual concentration: Technology and Education
Jones International University
Centennial, Colorado
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
University of Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona

Date Graduated: July 2005
GPA: 3.97; Major GPA: 3.97; Graduated with honors

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (EC Council)
  • Comptia IT Certified: A+, Net+, INET+, Security+, Linux+
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2007
  • Certified Novell Instructor (Linux),
  • Certified Linux Professional (Novell)
  • Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in SQL 2005 and Server 2008,
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator 2000 and 2003, MCP + 6,
  • Cisco Certified Networking Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Professional Server 2003 Security
  • Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Specialist
  • Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Professional
Gerrianne Roberts

Dr. Gerri Roberts

Professor, Academic Advisor Cyber Security Club


Dr. Gerri Roberts is a Full-Time Professor with Valencia College on the West Campus.

Dr. Roberts started with Valencia in January of 2017. She teaches in the Cyber Security and Network Engineering Technology (CyNET) Department and occasionally teaches for the Computer Programming and Analysis Department.

She teaches many different classes, including Windows Server, Computer Hardware, and Identity Security (to name a few). She has a background in a myriad of subjects including Servers (Microsoft and Linux), Software Engineering, Project Management, Information Security, Computer Hardware, and more.

She has a Bachelors in Software Engineering, a Masters in Information Systems Management (with a concentration in Information Security), a Masters in Network Communication Management and a PhD in Information Assurance and Security.

She is industry certified with the following certifications:

CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+
Comptia Security+
CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS)
CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS)
Microsoft MCP/MCTS
Microsoft MCTS in Desktop Applications
Microsoft MCTS in Web Applications
Palo Alto Certified Cyber Security Analyst (PCCSA)
...and is currently working on the Pentest+ and Cisco CyberOps certifications.

She is also a current member of IEEE, WiCyS (Women in Cyber Security), ISC(2), and CompTIA AITP (Professional Organization).

Dr. Roberts also works with the Cybersecurity club as an Academic Advisor. For more information about the club, visit


Yahia Fawzi

Yahia Fawzi


Master of Arts in Information Technology Management Webster University, Orlando, FL

  • Network+
  • Inet+
  • MCSA,
  • Security+
  • C|EH
Chris Maitland

Chris Maitland


Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology, University of Central Florida

  • Oracle Certified Professional - Solaris 10 System Administrator
  • Linux+ and LPIC-1

Technical Solutions Engineer III | Sprint | Jan 2008 - present