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Frank Appunn, PhD

Full-time Faculty & Cybersecurity Program Lead, School of Technology

Frank Appunn, PhD

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Cybersecurity
  • Project management
  • Dissertations


  • PhD, IT and Security, Capella University
  • MBA, Management and Decision Sciences, University of Maine
  • B.Com, Accounting & Business, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa


  • Computer user security: A model facilitating measurement

 Research Areas of Interest:

  • Deriving business value from information technology
  • Cybersecurity defenses
  • Innovation and change

 Select Publications:

  • The technology adoption process model and self-efficacy of distance education students. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 18(2), 57-76.
  • Applying constant comparative method with multiple investigators and inter-coder reliability. The Qualitative Report 21(1), 26-42.
  • Webcams and virtual teams: An impact model. Team Performance Management, 20(3/4), 148-177.

 Select Profession Experience:

  • President, InfraGard
  • CEO, UserSec
  • CEO and CTO, SourceTech
  • Accountant, IBM