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Dr. Richmond Adebiaye
Assistant Professor 

864-503-5056

Dr. Richmond S. Adebiaye is currently in the department of Informatics & Engineering Systems, at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He is an expert in Information Systems and Security, Digital forensics and Research. He has over fourteen years’ experience teaching and developing various courses in Information Systems and Security. 

Dr. Adebiaye earned his Doctorate (PhD) in Information Systems and Communications from the prestigious Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA and his Masters/MBA from Lewis University, Romeoville, IL.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).  His main expertise and research interests involve Designing, Building, Managing Enterprise Network and Information Security Architecture, Mobile Security and Forensics development, Information and Data Analytical Science, Privacy-enhancing Technologies imprecision, Single sign-on, Security Level Management, Audit-proof Network management and protocols, Network Security Services and components improvement.


Deshia Leonhirth

Deshia Leonhirth
Assistant Professor 

864-503-5920

Deshia Leonhirth, Ph.D. teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of South Carolina Upstate in areas such as health informatics, public health statistics, vendor management, strategic management, and quality improvement. Deshia earned her Master of Business Administration at Winthrop University and her doctorate in health services policy management at the University of South Carolina. Her research interests include health informatics, patient outcomes, quality improvement and health disparities. She has also taught courses at our partner university in Landshut, Germany. Dr. Leonhirth has received funding for undergraduate/graduate research assistants and a Magellan Scholar who have presented at multiple conferences. In 2015, she was a finalist for the Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award. Dr. Leonhirth is an active member in the American Public Health Association and the Southern Management Association.


Nick Rouse

Nick Rouse
Instructor 

864-503-5562

Dr. Nick Rouse received his doctorate in adult education from the University of Georgia and his post-baccalaureate certification in health information administration from the University of Toledo. Additionally, he has a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science, a Bachelor of Science and associate degrees. His primary responsibility is managing the Health Information Management (HIM) program. Dr. Rouse has been a program director for more than a decade, with much of that time having been spent with the HIM program. Dr. Rouse’s publications include Effective Academic Advisory Committee Relationships, published in Contemporary Issues in Education Research (First Quarter 2014) 7(1); and Employing Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Framework to Determine the Effectiveness of Health Information Management Courses and Programs, published in Perspectives in Health Information Management (Spring 2011).


Tyrone Toland

Tyrone Toland
Associate Professor 

864-503-5310

Dr. Tyrone Toland earned his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science in computer science applied mathematics from the University of South Carolina Upstate (Spartanburg). He has extensive experience in systems development from industry. Dr. Toland teaches courses at USC Upstate in database design, data warehousing, programming, interoperability and security. His research interests include web analytics, database security, cyber security and developing frameworks to teach service-oriented architecture and cloud computing. He is a member of several associations, including the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Dr. Toland is a Graduate Assistant in Areas of National Need Fellow and the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of South Carolina.


Grover Walters

Grover Walters
Instructor 

864-503-5666

Grover graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate with a Bachelor of Science in computer science, and then went on to earn a Master of Science in information technology from the Florida Institute of Technology. Grover is currently pursuing a Doctorate from the University of South Florida. In addition to his education, Grover brings over 25 years of experience in information technology and communications management, governance, and strategic influence for mid-level enterprises to his courses in programming, database architecture, business intelligence, information science and information technology management. Grover joined the informatics faculty in 2008.


Ron D. Fulbright

Dr. Ron D. Fulbright
Chair, Department of Informatics; professor 

864-503-5683

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Doug Hulsey
Part-time Instructor 

864-503-5674

Susan Richardson

Susan Richardson
Instructor/ Director of PC 

864-503- 5674

Donna Sandor

Donna Sandor
Administrative Assistant 

864-503-5432

Millicent Springs-Campbell Millicent Springs-Campbell
Instructor

864-503-5651

Douglas Williams

Douglas Williams
Part-time Instructor 

864-503-5651

Department of Informatics

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Spartanburg, SC 29303
864-503-5432
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