Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph D, Mississippi State University, 2012
    Major: Computer Science and Engineering
    Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Digital Forensics

  • MS, Mississippi State University, 2004.
    Major: Computer Science
    Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Computer Security and Software Engineering

  • BS, Mississippi State University, 2000
    Major: Computer Science

Professional Positions Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Assistant Professor, Southern Utah University (August 2018 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Dixie State University (January 1, 2011 - July 2018)
  • Acting Director DSU Computer Crime Institute (May 1st, 2016 - March 1st, 2017)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Computer Examiner CCE (January 2009 - January 2012)
  • MPE Certified Examiner, AccessData (January 1, 2013 - January 1, 2015)
  • AccessData Certified Examiner, AccessData (November 20, 2006 - Present)
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (Utah) (January 2019 - Present)

Complete Work History

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
    Employed from: 8/2018 - Present: Southern Utah University, Cedar City UT
  • Associate Professor Digital Forensics/Interim Director DSU-CCI/Examiner
    Employed from: 1/2010 – 5/2018: Dixie State University, St. George, UT
  • Operations Systems Analyst (Computer Scientist)
    Employed from: 4/2009 - 12/2010: Army Corp of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS
  • Computer Forensics Laboratory Administrator
    Employed from: 11/2005 – 4/2009: Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
  • Chief Information Officer (Data Recovery and Civil Forensic - self employed)
    Employed from: 11/2006 – 11/2008: DKG Data Services, Jackson, MS
  • Computer Scientist
    Employed from: 05/2004 – 11/2005: NAVOCEANO, Stennis Space Center, MS
  • Forensic Lab Manager
    Employed from: 08/2003 – 05/2004: Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
  • Teaching Assistant
    Employed from: 08/2003 – 05/2004: Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • The American Society of Digital Forensics and eDiscovery

Teaching Experience

Mississippi State University

  • CSE 1284 Introduction to Computer Programming (Lab)

Dixie State University

  • CJ 1900 Introduction to Computer Related Crime
  • CJ 2500 Computer Hardware Basics
  • CJ 2700 Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • CJ 3900 Digital Forensic Tools
  • CJ 3950 Windows Forensics
  • CJ 4700 File System Analysis
  • CJ 4750 Small Device Forensics
  • CJ 4780 Digital Forensics Capstone
  • CJ 4875 Senior Practicum
  • IT 1100 Introduction to Linux
  • IT 1200 A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS

Southern Utah University

  • CSIS 1000 Introduction to Computer Applications and the Internet
  • CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming
  • CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming
  • CS 2450 Software Engineering
  • CS 3150 C and C++ Programming
  • CS 3550 Foundations of Computational Theory
  • CS 3600 Operating Systems
  • CSIS 3700 Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • CSIS 4700 Advanced Digital Forensics
  • CS 4800 CS Capstone
  • CSIS 4890 Internship

Dixie State University Community Education

  • Getting Started: Knitting Workshop
  • Getting Started: Soap Making from Scratch

Other Teaching Experiences

  • 5 day law enforcement workshops in digital forensics from (2004-2009)
  • Digital forensics, and Internet safety guest lectures
  • Digital forensics workshops for Tech Savvy Girls in STEM
  • “Digital CSI Experiences” for local high schools

Awards and Honors

  • CSIS Teacher of the year 2019 - 2020
  • Honorary Sheriff Award from Utah Sheriff’s Association October 2015

Published Works

Primary Author

  • Gary Cantrell and David Dampier, “Hiding Data through FAT 32 Boot Sector Manipulation,” Proceedings of the 1st Annual IFIP Conference on Digital Forensics, Orlando, FL, February 13-16, 2005.
  • Gary Cantrell and David Dampier, “Experiments In Hiding Data Inside the File Structure of Common Office Documents: A Steganography Application,” Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies, June 16-18, 2004, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Gary Cantrell, E. Alex Baylot, Computing a Time Based Effective Radius-ofcurvature for Roadways, World Academy of Science, 2011 - Book Article
  • G. Cantrell, D. Dampier, Y. Dandass, Y. Niu, and C. Bogen, “Research Toward a Partially- automated, and Crime Specific Digital Triage Process Model,” Computer and Information Science, vol. 5, no. 2, 2012, pp. 29–38.
  • Gary Cantrell and David Dampier, “ Implementing the Automated Phases of the Partially-automated Digital Triage Process Model,” Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, Vol 7, No 4
  • Gary Cantrell, David Dampier, “Evaluation of the Semi-automated Crime-Specific Digital Triage Process Model,” IFIP Int. Conf. Digital Forensics 2013: 83-98 Cantrell, Gary D. and Runs Through, Joan, “The Five Levels of Data Destruction: A Paradigm for Introducing Data Recovery in a Computer Science Course,” 2019 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2019, pp. 133-138
  • Cantrell, Gary D. and Runs Through, Joan, “The Five Levels of Data Destruction: A Paradigm for Introducing Data Recovery in a Computer Science Course,” 2019 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2019, pp. 133-138
  • Cantrell, Gary D. and Runs Through, Joan (2020) “Teaching Data Carving Using The Real World Problem of Text Message Extraction From Unstructured Mobile Device Data Dumps,” Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law: Vol. 14 : No. 4 , Article 4
  • Gary Cantrell and Hussain Aljafer, “4 Year Comparison Of Undergraduate Students Provided Personal Laptop Computers: Initial Research”, The 2020 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, Las Vegas

Supporting Author

  • Choli Ence, Joan Runs Through, and Gary D Cantrell, “Chip-off Success Rate analysis Comparing Temperature and Chip Type”, Digital Forensics Security and Law, 2018, 13(4)
  • Hussain A. Aljafer and Gary Cantrell, “Learning and Teaching Undergraduate Introductory Programming Courses in Java - The Use of an IDE vs Command Line”, The 2020 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, Las Vegas

Conference Presentations

  • Cantrell, G. (Author & Presenter), “Preliminary Testing Results of a Semiautomated Crime Specific Digital Triage Model,” Ninth Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, Orlando, FL.
  • Cantrell, G, and Joan Runs Through, “Text Message from Unstructured Mobile Device Data Dumps, “ HTCIA International Conference & Training Expo 2017, Anaheim, CA