Ed Crowley, is an Instructional Associate Professor at the University of Houston. There, he has been instrumental in creating and obtaining NSA/CNSS certification for their Security Specialization classes. He has earned multiple NSA security certifications. And has also earned the Certified Information Systems Professional (CISSP) certification. In addition, he has earned the usual certifications from Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, and Novel. Prior to joining UH, Professor Crowley was an IS director and network consultant. He has also worked as an educational media designer for Heathkit/Zenith. He is a graduate of the Military Police Academy, And was one of the US Armys last German Shepherd Sentry Dog Handlers.