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Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
sam.oppel@drake.edu

Sam is currently teaching Cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate courses for Drake University. He's  been teaching and creating online courses since 2001. After graduating from UNI, he started his teaching career as a band director for 9 years. He then spent 4 years as a technology director in Iowa schools. Sam continues teaching at Central Campus Cybersecurity program where he instructs high school students college courses on how to be career-ready and protect the Internet.

Sam have a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education, a master's degree in teaching and another master's degree in cybersecurity and information assurance. He has many IT certifications including certified ethical hacker, certified hacking forensic investigator, certified Cisco network associate, and many TestOut certifications.

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