Seth Hamman

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Seth Hamman, Ph.D.

Director, Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity


Dr. Hamman joined the faculty at Cedarville in 2012. He brings real-world experience to the classroom from having worked in the tech industry, both as an employee of a startup dotcom and as a consultant. During his first four years at Cedarville, he earned his Ph.D. while studying cybersecurity at the Air Force's graduate school, the Air Force Institute of Technology, located at nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. As a researcher he is interested in helping to shape the young and growing discipline of cybersecurity education and in integrating the Christian faith and computer science.

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Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, The Air Force Institute of Technology
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Yale University
  • B.A. in Religion, Duke University

Scholarly Works

  • Improving the Cybersecurity of Cyber-Physical Systems Through Behavioral Game Theory and Model Checking in Practice and in Education (Seth T. Hamman) Theses and Dissertations (2016)
  • Applying Behavioral Game Theory to Cyber-Physical Systems Protection Planning (Seth Hamman, K. Hopkinson and Lindsey McCarty) Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications (2017)
  • A Model Checking Approach to Testing the Reliability of Smart Grid Protection Systems (Seth Hamman, Kenneth M. Hopkinson and Jose E. Fadul) IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2017)
  • Teaching Game Theory to Improve Adversarial Thinking in Cybersecurity Students (Seth Hamman, Kenneth M. Hopkinson, Ruth Markham, et al.) IEEE Transactions on Education (2017)
  • Cybersecurity Curriculum Development Initiatives (Seth Hamman and Kenneth M. Hopkinson) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Conference (2017)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


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National Center of Academic Excellence

The National Security Agency (NSA) has named Cedarville University a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. This is a designation which only 20 other schools in the United States currently have.