Carnegie Mellon University

Daniel Phelps

Assistant Teaching Professor, Information Systems

P.O. Box 24866 Doha


Associate Teaching Professor Daniel C. Phelps holds an appointment in the Information Systems Program at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar where he also works as the Qatar Program Director.  Prior to his current position, he worked for the Software Engineering Institute/CERT both in Pittsburgh and Qatar, and as a faculty member at Florida State University in addition to working as both a Paramedic and Registered Respiratory Therapist.  

Dr. Phelps earned both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Studies from Florida State University, an M.S. in Computer Science (INFOSEC) from James Madison University, and an M.Ed. in Measurement, Statistics, Assessment, and Evaluation from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Additionally, he has a Postgraduate certificate in Information Systems and Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School and is certified as an Information Systems Security Officer (CNSSI 4014), Information Systems Security Professional (NSTISSI 4011), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), and accredited as a Graduate Statistician (GStat) from the American Statistical Association.  

At CMU-Q, he teaches courses related to information system development, networking, security, analytics, and auditing, while his research interests include clinical informatics, particularly focused in the critical care and emergency setting, Information Systems security and education.


Ph.D. Information Studies, Florida State University, 2005.
Dissertation: Information System Security: Self-Ecacy and Security Eectiveness in Florida Li-
Cert cate Information Systems and Operations (Curr. 271), Naval Postgraduate School, 2010
M.S. Computer Science, James Madison University, 2008.
Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professional (NSTISSI No. 4011)
Information Systems Security Ocer (CNSSI No. 4014)
M.S. Information Studies, Florida State University, 1998.
B.A. Spanish, Florida State University, 1997.