Jake serves as Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Mohawk Valley Community College. He launched the college’s Cybersecurity AS program in 2010 and helped it achieve the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense designation in 2014. He is also the Director and PI of the Northeast Regional Resource Center for the NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence program. Jake is a co-founder of the Central New York Hackathon, a regional cybersecurity competition that brings over 100 students from eight cybersecurity programs together each semester to test their skills. He is an active member of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Workgroup and has worked to expand cybersecurity competitions nationwide.