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Dr. Toby Gouker


Toby is our strategy, operations, information systems, and cybersecurity guru.

He's a highly successful entrepreneur, innovator, and technology executive specializing in the startup and growth of organizations, He possesses decades of practical experience as COO, CSO, CIO, and CAO working in cybersecurity, information systems, bio-tech, specialty chemical, e-learning, and higher education.    

Toby currently serves as Graduate Programs Director, Technical, Program, and Systems Engineering Management at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County where he is responsible for development and direction of one of the regions top graduate engineering management programs.

He also serves as a strategy consultant with First Healthcare Advisory Solutions.  First provides solutions to hospitals, clinics, and Federal healthcare entities throughout the United States. The company provides critical personnel, from senior level advisors to full-time staff, who are dedicated to health Cybersecurity, 

As the former Provost for the SANS Technology Institute, Toby was responsible for all academic operations for this premier skills-based Cyber Security Graduate School, offering Information Security Engineering and Information Security Management masters degrees.   

He has played key strategic and operational roles with Longview International Technology Solutions, Computer Technology Services, American Graduate University, Laureate Education, U.S Pharmacopeial Convention,  Certis USA, and Exxon/Mobil.  

Dr. Gouker holds a PhD in Information Systems Management from Walden University, an MBA in Innovation from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Worchester Polytechnic Institute.