Andrew Hurd, PhD.

Faculty Program Director, Cybersecurity

Andrew Hurd, PhD is the Faculty Program Director forAndyHurd Cybersecurity at Excelsior College. Dr. Hurd is responsible for curriculum development and degree requirements for both the bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs in Cybersecurity. Prior to joining Excelsior, Dr. Hurd worked as an Assistant Professor at Hudson Valley Community College and Adjunct Professor at SUNY Albany. He holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, a Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics, and a PhD in Information Sciences, with a specialization in Information Assurance and Online Learning. Andrew won the SUNY Chancellors award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012 while working at Hudson Valley Community College.


  • Cybersecurity
  • Curriculum Development
  • Distance Education
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Assessment
  • Program Review
  • Traditional Classroom Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Information Sciences, University at Albany, 2014
  • Master of Sciences, Secondary Math Education, State University of New York at Potsdam, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science and Mathematics, State University of New York at Potsdam, 1995
  • Associate of Arts, Computer Science, Mohawk Valley Community College, 1992

Selected Publications

  • 2015  Lab Manual for Security + Guide to Network Security Fundamentals. Cengage Learning. ISBN: 978-1-305-09525-0
  • 2014 – Exploratory Study of Student Instructional Choice in Online Learning. Dissertation. University at Albany, SUNY.
  • 2013 – Hurd, Andrew. “Teaching Computer Security at a Community College.” World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications. Vol. 2013. No. 1.

Selected Presentations

  • 2015 – Emerging Technologies Faculty workshop day, Hudson Valley Community College
  • 2014 – Completing a dissertation using Google documents. Information Sciences PhD. Seminar, University at Albany, SUNY
  • 2013 – Teaching Computer Security at a Community College. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Victoria, BC