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California State University, San Bernardino

Dr. Tony Coulson

NCyTE Co-Principal Investigator, California State University

Tony Coulson, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Cybersecurity Center and full professor of Information and Decision Science in the Jack H. Brown College at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). During his tenure at CSUSB, Tony has led more than 20 grant-funded cybersecurity projects totaling over $18 million. Dr. Coulson also led the establishment of a nationally acclaimed cybersecurity program that spans business, computer science, national security studies, criminal justice, and public administration. The program is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.


Dr. Coulson is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert and leads the CAE Community in Cybersecurity education (caecommunity.org) as an NSA National Resource Center for over 435 colleges and universities. He is also the Co-PI for the National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center (NCyTE), a National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education Center led by Whatcom Community College. He has consulted on cybersecurity issues for Congress, federal agencies, and private organizations. Tony belongs to several boards and has won numerous academic, national, and community awards.


Prior to his academic career, Dr. Coulson had a successful industry career for over 17 years as an executive and an entrepreneur, starting his first successful technology business when he was 14 years old. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Claremont Graduate University.

Contact Tony Coulson:  [email protected]