Alan Cantrell is an Instructor in the School of Computing at Lipscomb University. He is a Director of IT Service Management in the Infrastructure & Security department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His career has included work in education, healthcare, and government, as well as professional services engineering. He earned a BS from the University of North Alabama in Mathematics and Computer Science Magna Cum Laude, and was awarded the Keller Key for scholarship at commencement in 1988. He also earned an M.S. from Vanderbilt University in Computer Science in 2000, studying Operating Systems Performance under Larry Dowdy. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Modeling & Simulation from the University of Alabama-Huntsville in the UAH Center for Modeling Simulation & Analysis. His research interests include Cyber Security, Modeling & Simulation, Verification & Validation, Terrorism and Crowd Evacuation.