Charles Patrick McElroy, PhD
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Information Systems
 Office: BU 334
 Phone: 216-687-3898
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 334, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Interdisciplinary Research Validation Strategies, Scientific Foundations of Cybersecurity Research, Immersive Data Visualization Strategies, Machine Learning, Data Science, Professional Development Strategies in IT undergraduate students,
Ph.D., Information Systems, Case Western Reserve University, 2017
M.A., National Security Studies/Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
M.A., Communications Management, John Carroll University, 2010
M.A., Ethics, Washington Theological Union, 1993
B.A., Philosophy & Classical Languages, Borromeo College of Ohio, 1987
Brief Bio:
Charles McElroy, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Information Systems at Cleveland State University. Professor McElroy earned his PhD in Information Systems at Case Western Reserve University in 2017.  Upon graduation, he won a national competition sponsored by the Office for the Director of National Intelligence, and pursued PostDoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology (Center for Data Driven Discovery).  There he studied how to identify, assess and mitigate bias in big data research.  Upon the completion of this PostDoc, he won a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in Cybersecurity at Oxford University, UK.  After this fellowship, he was invited back to Caltech where he continued to pursue cutting-edge research for various Federal Sponsors.  In 2019, he won a ODNI Design competition in the area of truth assessment.  In the Fall of 2021, he lead a team at CSU which was a co-winner of the Dean's Corner Stone Challenge.  This competition seeks to promote student professional development while promoting outreach to the local business community.  
     Professor McElroy is currently focused on a variety of research topics in Data Science, Machine Learning and immersive data visualizations.
Honors and Awards:
Co-Winner, Dean's Cornerstone Challenge (2021) Cleveland State University, Team Leader, Project "IT Certifications for a New Economy".

Co-Winner, Credibility Assessment System Evaluation, Office for the Director of National Intelligence (2019) Project "Real World Validation Strategies for CASE Competition"

Fulbright Fellowship, Oxford University (2019) Center for Cybersecurity

Co-Winner, PostDoc Competition, Office for The Director of National Intelligence, Project "Identification, Assessment and Mitigation of Bias in Big Data Research", Location - Center for Data Driven Discovery, California Institute of Technology.
Creative and Activities:
Professional Photography
Design Consultant
Developer Immersive Visualization Experiences
Consultant, At-Risk Youth Project, Scholarship Support Services
Research Interests:
Interdisciplinary Research Validation Strategies
Scientific Foundations of Cybersecurity Research
Immersive Data Visualizations
Machine Learning
Data Science
Teaching Areas:
IST 305       Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
IST 341/606   Management of Business Networks
IST  636   (Sections 51/52) Managing Network Security & Risk
Professional Affiliations:
American Academy of Science
American Association of Information Systems
Fulbright Fellowship Committee
Professional Experience:
Oracle Cloud Associate Certification
AWS Cloud Certification
Google UX Certification
Google Data Engineer Certification
Azure Cloud Certification
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) Certification
University Service:
New Faculty Recruitment Committee, IS Department
DBA Committee
Professional Service:
National Academy of Sciences, Intelligence Community, PostDoc Community
Vatican Social Justice Committee, Dicastery for Integral Human Development
Community Service:
Emergency Management Technician - B, Certified
Homeless & At-Risk College Student Assistance Program
Research Grants:
Office for Director of National Intelligence, PostDoc Research Grant, 2017 - 2018, Center for Data Driven Discovery, California Institute of Technology