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Kevin J Slonka, ScD

  • Assistant Professor of Information Science

Dr. Slonka has been teaching at the collegiate level since 2007.  Prior to teaching at Pitt, he taught at various colleges and universities in Western PA.  One of Dr. Slonka's main accomplishments at his previous institution was earning the National Security Agency (NSA)/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Academic Excellence designation for their IT: Cyber Security program.  The IT department is currently preparing to apply for the same designation for Pitt Greensburg's IT program.  Dr. Slonka also is the author of Assembly Programming and Computer Architecture for Software Engineers, published by Prospect Press, a textbook with global adoption focused on teaching Intel-based Assembly language to computer science students.  Outside of Pitt, Dr. Slonka keeps current with industry trends by consulting with a local technology company as their cyber security expert.  It is through this association that he published his 2016 paper, Phishing our clients: A step toward improving training via social engineering, which won the Best Paper award at the International Association of Computer Information Systems conference.

Education & Training

  • ScD Information Systems & Communication, Robert Morris University
  • MS Information Security & Assurance, Robert Morris University
  • MS Information Technology Project Management, Robert Morris University
  • BS Information Technology, Mount Aloysius College
  • Certifications: Certified Cybercrime Investigator, Certified Ethical Hacker, CMMC RP, Linux+, MCP, OSCP

Representative Publications

Draus, P., Mishra, S., Slonka, K., Bromall, N., & Slonka, K. (2019). Healthcare professionals’ perception of the usability of electronic medical records. Issues in Information Systems, 20(2), 73-82.

Mishra, S., Slonka, K., Draus, P., Bromall, N., & Slonka, K. (2019). Addressing issues with EMR resulting in workarounds: An exploratory study. Proceedings from CONISAR ’19: Conference on Information Systems Applied Research. Cleveland, OH: ISCAP.

Slonka, K. J. (2017). Awareness of malicious social engineering among Facebook users. Issues in Information Systems, 18(1), 78-86.

Slonka, K. J. (2018). Discovering the synthesized experiential learning model. Issues in Information Systems, 19(1), 68-75.

Slonka, K. J. & Shrift, B. F. (2016). Phishing our clients: A step toward improving training via social engineering. Issues in Information Systems, 17(1), 231-241.

Research Interests

Cyber security

Cyber security in healthcare