Matt Pirko

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (813) 323-1649
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98005
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Foster Business and InnovationĀ 310.18

Educational Background

  • MSIS - Management Information Systems, Baylor University
  • MS - Management, Air Force Inst Tech
  • BA - Political Science, Randolph-Macon College

Work Experience

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 15, 2015 - Present)
  • Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force (1989 - 2009)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner, ISC(2) (March 2016 - March 2021)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional, ISC(2) (September 2015 - September 2017)

Professional Memberships

  • International Information System Security Certification Consortium (August 11, 2015 - Present)


After a 20-year career as an officer in the United States Air Force, my wife and I returned to her home town of Elm Mott and I joined the Baylor University graduate program. In December of 2012, I graduated with my second Masters degree, the latest focusing on Information Systems. Having a background in cybersecurity while in the Air Force, I was honored to join the faculty of the MIS department in 2015, first as an adjunct instructor, then as a full-time permanent Assistant Clinical Professor. My research and teaching goals lie in the field of cybersecurity especially as it relates to leadership of organizations, and how to "spread the cybersecurity gospel" to as many folks as possible.

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