Greg Gogolin, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

Professional activities and areas of interest

Dr. Gogolin is a full professor in Information Security and Intelligence at Ferris State University. Dr. Gogolin was the initial author of both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in Information Security and Intelligence, which are ranked in the top 25 nationally. He is a Distinguished Professor and Fulbright Scholar (Universidad de Chile), and has taught in Latin American, Asia and Europe. Dr. Gogolin has received funded research grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other organizations.  He has numerous publications and has presented at multiple conferences and locations within the United States and Internationally. Dr. Gogolin has trained the cyber crime forces for the Policía de Investigaciones de Chile and the Policía Nacional del Perú.  His primary technical and research interests are Digital Forensics, Cyber Security and Business Intelligence.

Professional  Positions

  • Fulbright Scholar/Researcher – Universidad de Chile – 2013.
  • Distinguished Professor – Ferris State University – 2011.
  • Professor, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 49307. (1999-present).
  • SME & Adjunct Full Professor, University of Maryland University College. (2011-present).
  • Professional Investigator/Consultant, Michigan Digital Forensics, LLC. (2001-present).
  • Systems Analyst, Database Administrator, Project Manager, Amway Corporation. (1991 – 1999).
  • Computer Programmer, Senior Analyst/Programmer, Gerber Products. (1987 – 1991).
  • Computer Programmer, Advanced Systems Applications. (1987).
  • Retail Store Manager, computer programmer, ShortStop, Inc. (1984 – 1987).
  • General Mills (Yoplait), USA, computer programmer – inventory management. (1981, 1982).

Awards

  • Certificate of Recognition, National Institute of Technology (Goa, India) – 2016.
  • International Educator of the Year (Ferris State University) – 2015.
  • Diploma de Honor, Peruvian National Police (Lima, Peru) – 2015.
  • Teacher of the Year (Ferris State University) – 2011.
  • Professor of the Year (State of Michigan) – 2011.

Legal Accomplishments

  • United States Supreme Court – Riley v. California – research cited 6 times.
  • Expert witness – multiple Michigan court systems.
  • Criminal and Civil case work in multiple jurisdictions.
  • International case work.

 Publications

 Refereed Journals
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2019). Data collection sources, techniques and analytical processes:  What’s the Big Data deal? National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. 
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2019). Big Tech and China’s Social Credit System. Rupe Lecture Series, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI. 
  • Gogolin, G, & Gogolin, E. (2017). “The Use of Embedded Mobile, RFID, Location Based Services, and Augmented Reality in Mobile Applications.” International Journal of Handheld Computing Research.
  • Gogolin, G., & Jones, J. (2014). “Digital Forensic Issues in Civil Proceedings.” Journal of Civil & Legal Sciences.
  • Gogolin, G., Gogolin, E., & Kam, H. (2014). “Virtual Worlds and Social Media: Security and Privacy Concerns, Implications, and Practice.” International Journal of Artificial Life Research. (Jan/March issue)
  • Gogolin, G. & Jones, J. (2010). “Law Enforcement’s Ability to Deal with Digital Crime and the Implications for Business”. Journal of Digital Forensic Practice. Taylor & Francis.
  • Gogolin, G. (2010). “The Digital Crime Tsunami”. Digital Investigation. Elsevier.
  • Gogolin, G. & Jones, J. (2010). “Law Enforcement’s Ability to Deal with Digital Crime and the Implications for Business”. Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective. Taylor
  • & Francis. Volume 19, Issue 3.
Periodicals
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2014). “Maximizing Data Recovery.” Quality Magazine.
  • Gogolin, G. E. (2009). “Personal Information Security.” Ludington, MI: The Ludington Daily News.
  • Gogolin, G. E. (2003). “The Difference Between Here and There.” Grand Rapids, MI: The Grand Rapids Press.
Books
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2020). Project Management Strait to the Point! Amazon.com Services LLC. ISBN 978-1-7351061-0-6
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2013). Digital Forensics Explained. Auerbach Publications – Taylor & Francis.
  • Gogolin, G. E. (2012). The Use of Embedded Mobile, RFID, and Augmented Reality in Mobile Devices. In Ciaramitaro, B. Mobile Technology Consumption: Opportunities and Challenges. IGI Global. Contributing Author.
  • Gogolin, G. E. (2011). The Chasm Between Law Enforcement and Digital Crime. In Crime Rates, Types, and Hot Spots. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Contributing Author.
  • Gogolin, G. E. (2010). Security and Privacy Concerns of Virtual Worlds. In Ciaramitaro, B., Virtual Worlds and E-Commerce: Technologies and Applications for Building Customer Relationships. IGI Global. Contributing Author.
  • Customer Relationships. IGI Global. Contributing Author.
Other
  • Gogolin, G. (2017). Challenges and Trends: Addressing Security Vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things. North American Cyber Summit.
  • Gogolin, G. (2013). Living Dangerously – Malware Analysis. CEIC 2013 Proceedings.
  • Kam, H., Katerattanakul, P., & Gogolin, G. (2013). A Cross Industry Study: Differences in Information Security Policy Compliance between the Banking Industry and Higher Education. ICIS 2013 Proceedings.
  • Kam, H., Katerattanukul, P., & Gogolin, G. (2013). Information Security Policy Compliance in Higher Education: A Neo-Institutional Perspective. PACIS 2013 Proceedings.
  • Gogolin, G. E. (2006). First Responder Training Curriculum (Digital Crime)- Revised. Michigan Commission On Law Enforcement.
  • Gogolin, G. E. (2004). First Responder Training Curriculum (Digital Crime). Michigan Commission On Law Enforcement.
  • Gogolin, G. E. (2000). A Case Study of an Approach to Nursing Education Using a Mixed Model of Distance and Live Instruction. Dissertation. Michigan State University.

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grants

  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Cloud Computing and Cyber Competitions,” Department of Defense, $149,614.70. (funded: 2019).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Social Media, Dark Web and Crypto Currency Analysis,” Department of Defense, $130,000.00. (funded: 2018).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Data Intelligence Faculty Development,” Ferris State University, $7,546.62. (funded: 2018).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Cyber Challenge Center,” National Security Agency/Department of Defense, $160,666.00. (funded: 2017).
  • Gogolin, Greg (Principal), “Data Intelligence Professional Development,” Academic Senate Professional Development Committee, $7546.62. (funded: 2017).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Smart TV and Robot Voice Capture Security Vulnerabilities,” Ferris Foundation, $4995.00. (funded: 2015).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (co-Principal), Collaborative w/ George Mason University, “Portable Online Interactive Cybersecurity Laboratory Exercises,” National Science Foundation, US Government, $298,930.00. (submitted: December 2013).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Digital Laser Microscopy Analysis of Active, Altered, and
  • Damaged Storage Media for Security and Digital Forensic Recovery,” National Science
  • Foundation, US Government, $21,158.00. (funded: 2014).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Digital Laser Microscopy Analysis of Active, Altered, and
  • Damaged Storage Media for Security and Digital Forensic Recovery,” National Science Foundation, US Government, $330,860.00. (funded: 2011 – 2014).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Enhance Digital Forensics Capabilities in Information
  • Security & Intelligence and Information Systems Management Programs,” Ferris
  • Foundation, Private, $4,820.00. (2010).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Software grant/gift in kind – RAM (physical) memory forensics,” Sponsored by HBGary, Private, $64,000.00. (2010).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Software grant/gift in kind,” Sponsored by Choicepoint, Private, $977,296.00. (2007).
  • Gogolin, Greg E. (participant – Dr. Lori Tubbergen Clark principle). “Tech-Literacy Grant,” Sponsored by Newaygo County RESA, State Government, $250,000.00. (2007).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Software grant/gift in kind,” Sponsored by Choicepoint, Private, $679,780.00. (2006).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Software/hardware grant,” Sponsored by Paraben Corporation, Private, $9,664.40. (2005).
  • Gogolin, Greg E (Principal), “Software in kind gift,” Sponsored by Quest Software, Private, $400,000.00. (2004).
Research in Progress
  • “Smart TV and Robot Voice Capture Security Vulnerabilities.”
  •  “Digital Forensics Recovery Techniques – Recovering Information from Damaged Media.” Multiple publications.
  • “Applied research for International integration and partnerships with BS and MS Information Security & Intelligence degrees.” (On-Going)
  • “Capstone Projects” (On-Going) Extensive research: have directed 250+ undergraduate and graduate capstone projects, the majority of which have a research component.
  • “Study of effectiveness of distance education (Internet based).” (On-Going) Extensive: study of effectiveness of distance education (Internet based).
Presentations Given (since 2010)
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2019). Tech Talk: Cyber Competitions. NSA CAE Virtual Conference.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2018). Digital Forensic Investigations and Technologies. Saxion University, Enschede, Netherlands.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2017). Challenges and Trends: Addressing Security Vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things. North American Cyber Sumit, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2017). Digital Forensic Practices and Investigations. University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2016). Digital Forensic Practice Short Course.  National Institute of Technology, Goa, India.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2016). Data Capture and Privacy Practices. National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, India.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2016). Developments and Challenges in Digital Forensics. Infragard, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2015). Digital Forensic Training. Policía Nacional del Perú, Lima, Peru.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2014). Digital Forensic Practice Short Course. University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2013). Digital Forensic Training. Policía de Investiaciones de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2013). Digital Forensics in Practice. Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2013). Information Security Implications and Practice – Fulbright Commission. Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2013). Living Dangerously – Malware Analysis. Computer Enterprise Investigators Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Gogolin, G.E. (2011). Commencement Speaker, Ferris State University Graduation. December.
  • Gogolin, G. E. (Presenter), Secure World, “Digital Crime: Can We Survive the Tsunami?” Detroit, MI. (October 6, 2010).
  • Gogolin, G. E. (Presenter), Lilly Conference North, “Educating Students and Faculty on the Emerging Use of Virtual Worlds in E-
  • Commerce,” Traverse City, MI. (September 25, 2010). (With S. Jones, B.Ciaramitaro, J.Jones)
  • Gogolin, G. E. (Presenter & Conference Organizer), Ferris State University Digital Forensics Conference for Law Enforcement, “Using Visual Analysis in Computer Crime Cases,” Big Rapids, MI. (2010).
  • Gogolin, G. E. (Presenter & Conference Organizer), Ferris State University Digital Forensics Conference for Law Enforcement, “Cell Phone Digital Forensics,” Big Rapids, MI. (2010).

 Professional and Public Service

  • Law Enforcement assistance (approximately 50 international and domestic investigations) – Digital Forensic investigations. (2009 – present).
  • Reviewer, Various Journals, ongoing.
  • Substitute teacher (pro-bono), Traverse City Christian Schools. (2012 – present).
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposals, United States Dept. of Homeland Security (CEDAP). (2006 – 2010).
  • Classroom volunteer, Elk Rapids Public Schools, Elk Rapids, MI. (2005 – 2012).
  • Workshop Presentation, Newaygo County ISD Employees and Consultants, MI. (2001 – 2012).
  • Youth Group Leader, Williamsburg United Methodist Church. (2008 – 2009).
  • Coach, Youth baseball and softball leagues. (2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
  • Director, Osceola County Community Foundation – Special Needs Fundraiser, MI. (2003
    • 2005).
  • Board Member, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School – Board of Christian Education, MI.
  • Classroom volunteer, Rockford Public Schools, Rockford, MI. (1998 – 2004).

 Education:

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2000
  • Doctoral Study, NOVA Southeastern Florida, 1999-2000.
  • Master of Science, Computer Information Systems Management, Ferris State University, 1991.
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems, Ferris State University, 1987.
  • Bachelor of Science, Applied Biology, Ferris State University, 1987.
  • Associate of Arts, Ferris State University, 1983. 
Certifications & Licenses:
  • Private Investigator, State of Michigan, License # 3701-205799
  • Specialty: Digital Forensics
  • CISSP, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, 2009 –
  • Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)
  • PMP, Project Management Professional, 2004 –
  • Project Management Institute
  • EnCE, Certified EnCase Examiner (Digital Forensics), 2008 –
  • Guidance Software
  • ACE, Certified FTK Examiner (Digital Forensics).
  • Access Data
  • Certified Handheld Examiner (Digital Forensics), Paraben

 Programs:

MS in Information Security and Intelligence

Information Security and Intelligence

Graduate Programs