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Debbie Manzano, Ph.D.

Cybersecurity | Adjunct Faculty

Ph.D. in Information Technology/Information Security (2012); Graduate with Distinction (4.0) – Capella University; Minneapolis, Minn.
Masters in Information Systems Engineering (2017); Highest Honors – Western International University; Tempe, Ariz.
Bachelors in Information Systems (2014); Summa Cum Laude – Western International University; Tempe, Ariz.
Dr. Debbie Manzano retired from the Army as a Master Sergeant in 1997. While in the Army she served two tours of duty in Augsburg, Germany and one tour in Honolulu, Hawaii. She also served several tours of duty at Ft. Devens, Mass.. During her military career, she served as a Senior Military Intelligence Training Developer Writer, Senior Military Intelligence Instructor/Writer, Military Intelligence Brigade Emitter Location Identification Tasker/Evaluator and Platoon Sergeant. She also worked as a Government Contractor for NETCOM as a Senior Systems Engineer. She went on and worked for the Department of Defense at the Joint Interoperability Test Command. She retired from the federal government in 2014. She is the IT Lead Faculty for Columbia Southern University. She also teaches basic IT courses and programming courses at Cochise Community College.

Her hobbies include rescuing Greyhounds, supporting scouting and church and attending symphony concerns where her son is a concert violinist. She is active in her young daughter’s outside activities such as horseback riding, choir, violin and scouting. She is married to the academic program director at Columbia Southern University and Waldorf University. She is also the mother of five children ranging in ages from 42 to 9 years old. Her philosophy is “you are never too old to learn”.