The BAS degree in Cybersecurity is a part of Bellevue College’s Institute for Business and Information Technology department. Our goal is to provide students with meaningful preparation to meet the challenges of a global environment in world of IT. For specific questions or to set up an appointment you can contact the Program Manager for this degree.
Alysa Kelsey – Program Manager
Phone: (425) 564-3340
Office Location: A254
Alysa Kelsey joined Bellevue College as program manager for the AA/BAS Information Technology Degrees in March 2019. She holds a master’s degree in Psychology and has a diverse background in management, coaching and education. Alysa is excited to help iBIT students pursue their academic goals and achieve their full potential here at BC. In her spare time, Alysa enjoys fitness, wine tasting, backpacking, exploring and chasing epic views. Although originally from the PNW, she still welcomes any recommendations on your favorite “epic” hike with a view or Woodinville winery!
Diane Walser – Program Chair
Diane has taught college level IT courses since 2009 and joined Bellevue College in Fall of 2020. Prior to full time teaching, she worked as a systems and network administrator in municipal government and a health agency. She is passionate about teaching and helping students discover technology and develop successful careers that provide job satisfaction and contribute the betterment of society. Diane has an ATA in Network Administration from Everett Community College and a BA in French from the University of Washington, and also holds several industry certifications including CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, and Cisco CCNA.
Office Location: A255
Gerald comes to us after serving in the IBIT department as information technology manager for the Virtual Lab Program. He was the chief architect and pioneer in designing and managing the overall NSCOM and IST program content behind the scene from inception in 2013. He successfully managed all technical aspects of ensuring staff, faculty and students alike were able to maximize learning success in the new virtual lab program environment.
He brings well over 26 years of customer service excellence, organizational leadership, personnel, program, project, and IT management as well as being an Air Force commissioned officer veteran culminating a 22-year career. Snippets of his vast capabilities include managing multiple multi-million-dollar LAN/WAN and IT tech refreshes and infrastructure upgrades for a large Western Regional trauma II military health care facility, Madigan AMC, where he served as Director, Network Operations overseeing all aspects of IT and Network Security for the site. In another project, he managed a portion of the $100M Air force wide personnel system overhaul project leading travel and install teams to successfully convert HR programs, software, applications and hardware at bases worldwide. He has a dual Business and Management Information Systems bachelor’s degree from Saint Martin’s University, a master’s degree from Faith International University in Counseling and Divinity and is currently pursuing a doctoral strategic business leadership program.
Phone: (425) 564-2485
Office Location: A255
I hold an Associate degree in Science and Engineering from Henry Ford College, a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, an MBA from City University and a juris doctor from Seattle University School of Law. I have been very privileged both in educational opportunity and professional activities in the public sector, private sector, and academia, including being an air traffic control specialist and instructor, entrepreneur, manager, corporate trainer, state director within a national business program, consultant with a national consulting firm, associate dean, academic program chair, along with legal and appellate work. Although business and law are my passions, my favorite is doing this, helping people learn and grow through education. In my free time I like to fly, being a licensed pilot, enjoy photography, and other outdoor activities like biking and fishing.
Office Location: A254
Drew Hunt is currently the Director of Technical Services at UW VMC and an adjunct professor at Bellevue College.
Drew provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the Hospital and Clinic system. The primary responsibilities for this office encompass a wide variety of strategic technology issues: governance and policy, resource allocation, information technology protocols, and day to day keeping the lights on and providing support for the complex environment.
Prior to his current work he spent a half dozen years as a Microsoft Trainer in Europe and before that was an Intelligence Analyst for the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne Division and has his M.Ed. from National Louis University Heidelberg, Germany and a B.A. in Spanish and International Relations from UNC Pembroke in Pembroke, NC as well as several dozen industry certifications over the years.
Phone: (425) 564-3062
Office Location: R230V
Stephanie is a tenured faculty member in the Communication Studies Department. She came to Bellevue College in 2003 having previously taught at Palm Beach Community College and California State University, Long Beach. Stephanie has her M.A. in Speech Communication from California State University, Long Beach, where she was also the assistant to the Director of the Center for First Amendment Studies and the Freedom of Expression Foundation. Her particular interest of study and teaching is in Intercultural Communication; a field in which she is also published. Courses she has taught include Intercultural Communication, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Public Speaking, Advanced Organizational Communication and Introduction to Communication. Stephanie’s teaching philosophy incorporates practical application of scholarly theory in an effort to improve students’ lives. When not teaching or researching, she can be found following her bliss via cooking, hiking or taking in a Sounders game.
Chris (Ski) Kacoroski
Office Location: A254
During Ski’s 30+ years experience as a system administrator and IT Manager at large and small organizations, he has seen major changes in information technology systems and their impact on organizations. He currently works as a system administrator at the Northshore School District WA, an adjunct professor at Bellevue College, and is a Director of the League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA). Ski loves to teach and has given presentations and tutorials on various aspects of technology at LinuxFestNW, ACPENW, SCALE, Cascadia, and Cisco conferences along with several user groups. When not busy at a computer, Ski enjoys working in his garden, volunteering with King County Search & Rescue, and hiking in our wonderful Cascade Mountains.
Phone: (425) 564-2504
Office Location: A255B
Tom is one of the Lead Tenured Faculty within the Networking Services & Computing Systems (NSCOM) and Information Systems & Technology (IST) Programs at Bellevue College. He is alumni of the NSCOM Program and he received his BS in Technology from Eastern Washington University (EWU). Tom is certified in several areas of CompTia, Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon, EMC, VMware as either a technician or a technical trainer. He is a practitioner of his crafts as he is a part-time Engineer with a large enterprise and a continuous consultant/contractor with several local, state and national agencies. At this time, he has over 16 years of direct IT experience, and growing. In his “not so much spare time” Tom goes back to his roots. He has been blowing glass for the last 20 years and he enjoys rebuilding neglected chain saws from the early 1900s.
Phone: (206) 919-6934
Office Location: R230
Tim Linnemann has been teaching philosophy at Bellevue College since Winter 2011 and has served as the faculty advisor for BC’s student Philosophy Club since Fall 2012. He is passionate about making the world of philosophy accessible to anyone unfamiliar with it and also with bridging the conceptual and cultural barriers that separate different philosophical paradigms, with the hope of enabling them to have critical, respectful, and productive conversations with each other. Examples include secular/religious, eastern/western, and analytic/continental systems of philosophy. In his free time he currently is enjoying growing into parenthood and is an avid board game enthusiast.
DEGREES: B.A. in Philosophy, University of Puget Sound; M.A. in Philosophy, Western Michigan University.
AREAS OF INTEREST: Ethical Theory/Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science, Eastern Philosophy.
It is with great pleasure to be teaching at Bellevue College. I have been working in IT for over 25 years. I have done plenty, from service and support for a computer store, building machines, installing networks, running cable, to running my own company “The Computer Sleuth”. My work experience isn’t just with computer’s but you have to come to my class to learn the secret life of an IT Professional. I just celebrated my 10 year anniversary as the IT Directly for Abbott Construction. Abbott Construction is a 150 Million Dollar a year commercial general contractor with offices in Los Angeles, Portland Oregon, Tacoma WA and headquarters in Seattle.
My core value is that IT / Technology in general is not about the electrons and the voltmeter but rather the people. I truly love the opportunity to provide solutions, solve problems, and provide the opportunity to show people how to do it better and faster with technology.
Phone: (425) 564-2079
William Payne is the chair of the Bellevue College Philosophy Department where he has been teaching for 18 years. He holds a BA and an M.A. in Philosophy from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from UC Davis. Obviously a cat lover. When not reading, writing or teaching philosophy, he is most likely out on a long bike ride, working in the garden or cooking.
Office Location: A254
Anand Injeti joined Bellevue College in 2019 and teaches Linux System Administration, Network Security and Cybersecurity related classes. He has 20+ years of Networking and IT experience with an extensive background in Windows, Linux/Unix servers, routers, switches and IT infrastructure for small, midsize and enterprise businesses. Anand started his career as an application engineer and has strong understanding in ethernet components, server motherboards, firewalls, Intrusion Prevention, Intrusion Detection (IPS & IDS) Systems and embedded software/firmware development. He holds a BSEE Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Arizona and Masters in Business Administration in Technology Management from University of Phoenix. Anand lives in Snoqualmie with his wife and is passionate about leadership and investing in continuing education in order to improve his teaching skills and add value to his courses. He likes to keep himself busy in learning new and upcoming technologies and in his spare time also enjoys photography, drawing and hiking.
Last Updated January 21, 2022