About our Faculty

Full-time Faculty. Industry leading experts.

Courses are taught by full-time faculty and industry experts who help blend strategy and policy with preparedness, incident response, recovery, and resilience – the heart of our security studies discipline. Our instructors are highly experienced in both professional and academic aspects of security, which helps you better apply your academic experience to your career goals.

We integrate modern pedagogy for teaching and learning in an online environment, in which all instructors are trained before joining this program. Instructors are drawn from various fields, providing the depth and breadth needed for this interdisciplinary program. Survey our faculty below, and click through to read fuller bios in their respective departmental pages.

  • Maeve-Dion
    Maeve Dion, J.D.
  • Kathyrn-Condello
    Kathryn Condello
  • Carl Eyler
  • Jeff Stutzman
  • Jim-Ramsey
    James Ramsay, Ph.D., M.A., CSP
  • Kelly-Kilcrease
    Kelly Kilcrease, Ph.D., MBA
  • Seth-Ambramson
    Seth Abramson, Ph.D., J.D.
  • Gail-Fensom
    Gail Fensom, Ph.D.
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    Susanne Paterson, Ph.D
  • Maeve Dion, J.D.
    Coordinator, Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management, M.S.; Assistant Professor of Security Studies

    Professor Dion joined UNH in 2017 to help create this program and grow our Security Studies discipline. She specializes in the legal, economic, policy, and educational issues relating to critical infrastructure security and resilience, particularly information infrastructure. Having worked in this field since the early 2000s, Professor Dion has broad international experience and has supported various efforts of the European Union, the Council of Europe, the OECD, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, the U.S. DOD and DHS, and the U.S. President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, among others. 


  • Kathryn Condello
    Senior Director of National Security / Emergency Preparedness, CenturyLink

    Kathryn Condello has over 30 years of industry experience in communications policy, government relations, and security. She currently represents the third-largest U.S. telecommunications company in all Federal government-level policy, planning and operational issues related to national security, emergency preparedness, critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, disaster response and continuity of operations. She is the CenturyLink industry representative embedded within the Department of Homeland Security National Coordinating Center for Communications, represents CenturyLink in all planning and risk assessment activities associated with the DHS National Infrastructure Protection Planning process, is the current Vice-Chair of the Communications Sector Coordinating Council, and supports the CenturyLink CEO’s role as Member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. 

    She holds a BA from the University of Virginia, an MBA from Loyola College, and is a graduate of the FEMA National Emergency Management Executive Academy.

  • Carl Eyler
    Head of Information Security - Americas, Schroders Investment Management North America

    Carl Eyler has over 25 years of global industry experience in cybersecurity and information security governance. Formerly the Information Security Officer for the Americas Region of Schroders, and currently a consultant, Mr. Eyler's primary responsibilities are to identify and coordinate the mitigation of technology risks and to address cyber-related regulatory concerns. As a subject matter expert in technology risk, governance, and compliance, Mr. Eyler has held positions with global financial firms including Deutsche Bank, Credit Agricole, and Santander. Prior to that, he served thirteen years in the US Army including as an Information System & Security Analyst with the Department of Defense – Computer Emergency Response Team (DOD-CERT). He holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Excelsior College and a M.S. in Cyber Security from the University of Maryland, University College.

  • Jeff Stutzman
    Chief Intelligence Officer, Wapack Labs. Chief Information Security Officer, Trusted Internet

    Wapack Labs is a private cyber intelligence organization that performs research, analysis, and intelligence operations. The Lab authors cyber threat intelligence and analysis for the global memberships of the Red Sky Alliance, the Financial Services ISAC and the Maritime and Port Security ISAO. Prior to Wapack Labs, Jeff Stutzman served as a Director at the DoD Cyber Crime Center. He has ‘boots on the ground’ experience in more than two dozen high-risk cyber threat areas including China, Brazil, the Middle East, and South America. Mr. Stutzman has held operational and senior positions with Cisco Systems, Northrop Grumman, and Carnegie Mellon University and is a former Navy Intelligence Officer. He has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, NH Public Radio, and numerous trade publications. He holds a BS from Excelsior College, an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is a Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executive Fellow.

  • James Ramsay, Ph.D., M.A., CSP
    Coordinator, Homeland Security, B.S.; Professor of Security Studies

    Professor Ramsay is the founding Chair of the Department of Business, Politics and Security Studies at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to UNH, he created one of the first undergraduate programs in homeland security at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, where he also founded the department of Security Studies and International Affairs. Professor Ramsay has over 20 years’ experience in public health, emergency management, occupational safety, environmental health and security studies. 


  • Kelly Kilcrease, Ph.D., MBA
    Associate Professor of Business

    Professor Kilcrease teaches various courses in business, business administration, and entrepreneurship. With more than two decades of teaching experience on the collegiate level, Professor Kilcrease has a constant desire to see students apply what they learn by using the classroom as a simulator to the real business world. He believes that it is not enough that students understand how a theory works, they must experience its ramifications and changes within the organization once it is applied.  


  • Seth Abramson, Ph.D., J.D.
    Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences

    Professor Abramson runs the Digital Language Arts and Professional and Technical Communications tracks of the Literary Arts and Studies program. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Professor Abramson worked for nine years as a criminal defense attorney and criminal investigator before returning to academia and achieving a Ph.D. in Literary Studies. His teaching areas include digital journalism, post-internet cultural theory, post-internet writing, and legal advocacy (legal writing, case method, and trial advocacy). 


  • Gail Fensom, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of English

    Professor Fensom is the Director of UNH Manchester’s First-Year Writing Program, and she also teaches Propaganda and Persuasion, in which students apply principles of classical rhetoric to the social and political issues of the day, and Teaching Writing for prospective English teachers. Professor Fensom has focused her scholarship on learning and teaching in higher education.


  • Susanne Paterson, Ph.D
    Coordinator, Literary Arts & Studies, B.A.; Coordinator, English Teaching, B.A.; Associate Professor of Literary Arts & Studies

    Professor Paterson helped design UNH Manchester’s Literary Arts & Studies program to focus on the five skills considered most important for success in the job market: critical thinking, creative thinking, written communication, oral communication, and the ability to collaborate as part of a team. Courses focus on digital literacies, professional communications, and experiential learning; and Professor Paterson's scholarly research interests include work in conduct literature and English Renaissance drama, film studies, and information literacy.