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Center for Cyber Excellence – Faculty Bios

Richard Bansley, M.S., B.S.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

  • M.S. in Information Security, Norwich University
  • B.S. in Business Administration, Husson University


Richard Bansley served over 20 years in the United States Navy as a signals intelligence specialist. He earned his Navy Aircrewman wings as airborne electronic warfare analyst and trainer. As a Navy instructor, he developed course curriculum and taught joint service computerized SIGINT collection and analysis techniques, earning a Navy Master Training Specialist certification.

Mr. Bansley has also worked as a project manager and senior staff engineer for multiple space and defense and other federal government customers.

Michael Lehrfeld, Ph.D., M.S., B.S.

 Professor of Computer Science

  • Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Hood University
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Siena College


Dr. Lehrfeld has worked in the IT field and academia for over 25 years. He brings a passion for Computer Forensics and Cyber Security to Liberty University as the Executive Director of the Center for Cyber Excellence. Most recently Dr. Lehrfeld assisted with the establishment of an Insider Threat team for a Fortune 500 company. His research interests include assisting law enforcement with processing computer related evidence.

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