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Dr. Eric Wilkens Information Technology Instructor


(218) 846-3856
Detroit Lakes
(218) 846-3856


Employee bio

• Ph.D., Capella University – Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security
• MSCIS, Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb.
• MPA, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
• BS – Bellevue University – Management
• AAS – Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB – Criminal Justice

Eric Wilkens is an Information Technology instructor, based on M State's Detroit Lakes campus. Eric previously worked for Commercial Federal Bank in Omaha, Neb., as a network administrator and senior information security specialist from 1998-2005. He also taught political science as an adjunct instructor for Metropolitan Community College in Omaha from 1996-2005.

Eric holds several industry certifications including SANS GSEC; MSCSA 2000 2003 Security; MCSE 2000, 2003 Security; Novell CNA; Security+, iNet+, A+, and CCNA Routing and Switching.

Eric’s teaching philosophy is that students learn best by doing, and he works on the motto that you cannot defend what you do not understand.

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