Meet Jeffrey Livermore of Computer Science & Information Systems

Livermore2Name: Jeffrey Alan Livermore
Title: Lecturer III
Department: CSEP – Computer Science & Information Systems

Classes I teach:

  • CSC 570: Cyber Security
  • CSC 580: Advanced Software Engineering

Research or Specific Areas of Interest:

  • I am fascinated by the intersection of ethical values and teaching Information Assurance.
  • I have spent years researching the implementation of agile software development methodologies. I love learning about how different organizations have been able to implement agile methods and integrate them into their business practices. It is one thing to understand the model and another to make it work.
  • I love researching better methods of teaching new technologies


  • 2008-2009 Walsh College Excellence in Scholarship Award
  • Best Paper Award, 9th Global Business Development Institute Conference
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon (computer science honor society)
  • Wayne State University Dean’s List


  • BS in psychology from Wayne State University
  • MSA in Software Engineering Administration from Central Michigan
  • D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University
  • I completed a post-doc fellowship in Information Assurance at the University of Maryland University College


  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

How I fell in love with my field:

I was a business student at Wayne State when I was forced to take an introduction to computing course. I knew the moment that I got the first programming assignment to work that I was hooked.

What I hope for my time at UM-Flint:

I want to teach motivated students and continue my research. I am working on a book about applied encryption and would like to finish it within a year. I love living in Michigan and plan to retire here.

What I hope for students in my field:

  • I hope that they get jobs.
  • I hope that they love the field as much as I do.
  • I hope that they can make a contribution to the profession.

Three things you should know about me:

  • I have been happily married to the same woman since 1978
  • I have a love/hate relationship with Izzabella, our rescue greyhound
  • I love watching college lacrosse

Professional activities, interests, or publications: 

Juried Journals:

Livermore, J. (2014). Sustaining a Student Information Assurance Club.
Computer Security Education Journal. 1(1), 1-5.

Livermore, J. (2013). Create-your-own-Cipher Assignment to Return Creativity to Cryptography.
Business Education Innovation Journal. 5(2), 42-47.

Livermore, J., Scafe, M., Wiechowski, L., & Maier, D. (2013). Student Perceptions of Peer Credibility Based on E-mail Address.
Contemporary Issues in Educational Research. 6(4), 393-398.

Juried Conference Proceedings: 

Livermore, J., Scafe, M., Wiechowski, L., & Maier, D. (2013).
Student Perceptions of Peer Credibility Based on E-mail Address. Proceedings
the 2013 Paris International Academic Conference. Paris, France.

Livermore, J. (2012). Forming a Student Information Assurance Club.
Proceedings of the Information Security Curriculum Development
Conference. Kennesaw, GA. (nominated for best paper award)

Livermore, J., & Scafe, M. (2012). Should Schools Require Faculty to Use Branded E-mail?
Proceedings of the International Conference on Learning and Academic Administration in Higher Education. Nashville, TN.

Book Chapters:

Livermore, J. (2009). Factors that Significantly Impact the Implementation of an Agile Software Development Methodology.
In Agile Software Development and Management. Icfai University Press. (Co-Author)

Non-Juried Publications:

Livermore, J. (2008). Our Electronic Witness. Tidings. 71(9), 454-455.

Livermore, J. (2007). The Role of Gender in Agile Software Development.
Proceedings of the 2007 Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. Hickory Grove, MI.

As a part of a syndicated newspaper column authored by Walsh College faculty: 

(2010, February) Business Lessons from a Three-Legged Dog
(2010, January) Nerd Bling
(2009, December) Smile, You’re on Camera
(2009, November) Designed to be Addictive
(2009, October) Have You Tried Linux?
(2009, September) Tool or Toy?
(2009, August) It’s Not Your Father’s Lego Anymore
(2009, July) How Do You Backup Your Important Documents?
(2009, June) Taking Advantage of Internet Tools
(2009, May) If You Aren’t Twittering Now, You Will be Soon
(2009, April) Accepting New Technologies

Note: the above represents a small sample of Mr. Livermore’s publication history. Please contact him for more information.