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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Gordon Ford College of Business Staff - Mark Ciampa

Dr. Mark Ciampa

Dr. Mark Ciampa

Associate Professor of Information Systems

Office:  GFCB
Phone:  270-745-8728


Mark specializes in digital communication networks, wireless technologies, and computer security. He teaches undergraduate courses in computer networks, computer hardware and software, security, and management information systems.


M.S., Computer Information Systems, Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Technology Management, Indiana State University

Mark is the author of 20 technology textbooks, including Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs, Guide to Wireless Communications, Security Awareness: Applying Practical Security In Your World, and Networking BASICS. He also has has worked in the IT industry as a computer consultant for the U.S. Postal Service, the Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, the University of Tennessee, and various state and local entities. Mark served as an Associate Professor and the Director of Academic Computing at Volunteer State Community College in Tennessee for 20 years.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14