Stephen R. Hyzny

Governors State University University Lecturer Information Technology, Computer Science

1 University Parkway. University Park, Illinois 60484


Professional Profile

·                 Thorough understanding of technical certifications

·                 Bring real world experience and industry standards into the classroom

·                 Relationship builder among students, faculty, staff and community



·                 Master of Science in Technology, Capella University (Minneapolis, Minnesota), August 2006
Area of Concentration: Network Architecture and Design

·                 Bachelor of Arts, Saint Mary’s University (Winona, MN), August 1987
Area of Concentration: Computer Science


Academic/Teaching Experience

·                 University Lecturer

Information Technology/Computer Science, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois

August 2011-Present

  • Advisor Information Technology degree program
  • Teach courses in Computer Science relating to Operating Systems, Computer Networking and Security
  • Proposed new bachelor degree in information technology concentrating on information security.
  • Faculty Advisor for 2012, 2013 Collegiate Cyber Defense Team
  • Faculty Advisor Computer Science club


·                 Associate Professor

Network & Communications Management, DeVry University, Chicago, Illinois

April 2008-August 2011

  • Teach a variety of courses in the Computer Networking Engineering program.
  • Regional Instructor for Cisco Academy responsible for training local instructors
  • Cisco Security Lead Instructor for DeVry Chicago Metro, maintain campus Cisco web page for all Cisco courses.
  • Faculty advisor for Cisco’s Netriders 2009 National Competition in Networking, 4 of the top 10 teams in IL were DeVry Chicago students. 2010 5 of 10 teams.
  • Faculty advisor for Cisco’s Netriders 2010 High School Competition in Networking, 10 of 10 state qualifying teams in IL.
  • Faculty Advisor for 2010 and 2011 Collegiate Cyber Defense Team
  • Since arriving at DeVry have had at least one student qualify for Illinois Technology Foundation’s 50 for the Future each year


·                 Online Faculty

Computer Networking, DeVry University

August 2007-Janurary 2010

·       Utilize Ecollege to teach a variety of courses in the Computer Networking Engineering program.


·                 Program Director, Lead Instructor Computer Network Engineering/Information System Security, Westwood College (Woodridge, Illinois), August 2001-April 2008


·     Regional Instructor for Cisco Academy responsible for training local instructors

·     Plan, budget and schedule classes for school of Technology

·     Hire, evaluate and develop technical training staff for networking and programming courses.

·     Teach a variety of courses in the Computer Networking Engineering/Information Systems Security programs

·     Plan, budget and schedule students and instructors for classes

·     Chair and organize  monthly conference calls with the CNE/ISS curriculum subcommittee

·     Mentor new instructors and orientate new instructors to school policies and procedures.

·     Act as Faculty Advisor for student Computer Club, host school LAN parties for students.

·     Assist with classroom imaging for networking, graphic design and programming classes

·     Advise on network design, implementation and maintenance for school network

·     Maintain Microsoft Software licensing for Academic agreement for labs and student software.


·       Network Engineering Data Communication Instructor, Chubb Institute (Villa Park, IL), September 1999 – July 2001

·       Trained students in A+ hardware, Novell and Microsoft NT networking

·       Reviewed Course Technologies Microsoft Server 2000 networking books.


·       Technical Trainer, New Horizons, Computer Learning Centers (Chicago, IL), May 1997- September 1999

·       Trained corporate students on certified Novell and Microsoft curricula. Trained students on Comptia’s A+ certification for PC hardware.

·       Beta trainer for Novell NetWare 4 to 5 upgrade course. 



Professional Associations  

·                 Illinois Technology Association

·                 Member Association of Computing Machinery

·                 Junior Achievements – JA for a Day Volunteer 

·                 Subject Matter Expert Comptia Network+ exam 2007, 2011

·                 Subject Matter Expert Microsoft Security exam

·                 Member Comptia IT Professionals

·                 Member Novell CNI Advisory Board (5 Years)

    • Presented at Brainshare on LDAP and integration with Novell 5

·                 Member Network Professionals Association 2000-2005

·                 Judging Committee NPA Networker Awards - responsible for judging entries for all award levels (2002-2003), responsible for adding Instructor award to catagories.

·                 Member International Forum of Educational Technology

·                 Member IEEE CS Learning Technology Task Force


Honors and Awards

·                 Campus Instructor of the Year, Westwood College, February 2001

·                 School Board member District 95



·                 CWNP Certified Wireless Network Administrator

·                 Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) Local and Regional Academy

·                 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

·                 Cisco Certified Network Instructor Routing

·                 Cisco Certified Network Instructor Switching

·                 CompTIA A+

·                 CompTIA Network+

·                 CompTIA Project +

·                 CompTIA Server +

·                 CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer +

·                 CompTIA Security +

·                 Novell Certified Internet Professional

·                 Novell Certified Network Administrator 3.x,4.x,5.x,6.x

·                 Novell Master Certified Network Engineer 3.x,4.x,5.x,6.x

·                 Certified Novell Instructor

·                 Novell Certified Directory Engineer

·                 Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet

·                 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

·                 Certified Internet Webmaster

·                 CIW Instructor

·                 55 Network/Computer OS-based certifications from


Professional Development

·                 Comptia Subject Matter Expert Certified Technical Trainer + 2012

·                 Comptia Subject Matter Expert Network+ 2007, 2011

·                 Attended Certified Penetrator Certification Class (Nov 2010)

·                 Cyber Skills Competition Pathway Summit 07/12/10

·                 University IL, CS4HS teacher development on eToys programming environment 2010

·                 University IL, Chicago, CS4HS teacher development 2011

·                 Technical Editor Wiley’s A+ Complete Certification Book 2009

·                 Cisco Security CATC instructor

·                 CSSIA Computer Forensics training

·                 Cisco Wireless Instructor Training

·                 Chair – Computer Network Engineering/Information System Security curriculum subcommittee (Westwood College)

·                 Cisco Academy transition courses for CCNA

·                 Designed and taught Computer Online courses

·                 Beta Trainer for Novell NetWare 4 to 5 upgrade course.